Here's what you need:
1. unused bottlecaps (my hubbie is a homebrewer, so we have tons. You can get them off etsy or the internet)
2. mallet for smashing
3. heat gun
4. small images or fancy paper for inside bottlecap
5. Dimension Magic (or possibly Glossy Accents?)
6. tiny drill bit or nail/hammer
7. cord or chain for hanging (from Michael's)
8. jump rings (from Michael's)
9. something for cutting 1 inch circles (die cut machine, punch, etc.)
10. Mod Podge
First, smash your bottlecaps using the mallet. I put the bottlecaps on my cutting mat and smashed them while the mat was on the floor.
Then using your heat gun, heat up the seal inside the bottlecap. When heated, the seal becomes soft and you can pull or scrape it out of the bottlecap.
Using my Cricut, I cut a 1 inch circle from white cardstock. I stamped my image and colored with watercolor pencils.
Using mod podge, adhere the circle inside the bottlecap. Let this dry completely.
Add the dimensional magic to the bottlecap. Fill it up all the way and make sure there are no bubbles.
A few ways to insure no bubbles are to store the bottle upside-down before using it. Also, squeeze out a tiny amount of liquid in the bottle onto a spare piece of paper to get all the bubbles out of the tip. If you do get a bubble, pop it quickly with a safety pin or something sharp.
My husband then punched holes in the bottlecaps using a nail and a hammer. You could certainly use a drill bit, but we didn't have one small enough. Add the jump rings to the holes in the bottlecaps and string your cord/string through. You are now done!
To personalize them a little bit, I added another jump ring to the bottom and a different colored flower charm to each. My daughter got to pick which color went to which friend. She really enjoyed that.
There you have it, bottlecap necklaces. Thanks for stopping by today!
My girls would love this!! Thanks for the great tutorial!!
Wow! These are lovely Mara. Now to find some bottle caps. I'd really like to try this.
what a great tut!!! those are sooo cute and fun!!! I tried your recipe you posted for the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!! they were delightful- everyone LOVED them!!
What a great idea Mara! love these sweet necklaces! Thanks for sharing your 'issues' too! that always helps so we don't all have the same trials!!
Oh so cute and creative Mara..Love these!!
What a fun sleep over treat! I bet the girls loved them!
how fun! and what a great work around to avoid smearing!
Love the necklace!!
so cute and fun! you're the coolest crafty mom ever :)
These are ADORABLE!
Oh goodness these are too adorable!!!
These bottlecaps pendents are really very cute.
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