500,000 Beer Bottle Caps?

7

November 23, 2010 by The Perfectly Imperfect One


 

500,000 beer bottle caps

 

What do you do when you have 500,000 beer bottle caps? I made Christmas ornaments 🙂 Yes, it’s true, I made Christmas ornaments out of beer bottle caps. And later, we will be making beer caps on a string (like popcorn on a string but with beer caps). It will be totally awesome.

Last year we had a little 7 inch tree that we placed on a stool with a black curtain around it, and put our Christmas presents around the store. It was cute and simple and it worked for us. This year, T.J.’s sister and brother in law gave us a little 4 foot tree, but we don’t have any ornaments. One day a few weeks ago I had a brilliant idea; let’s make bottle caps on a string. T.J. thought it was an amazing idea. I shared this idea with the girls on girls night and Hill said I should make ornaments. So I did 🙂

 

 

What you will need:

A hot glue gun, 12 beer caps for each ornament you are planning on making. Styrofoam balls, we went with about 4 inch balls, they’re not too big or too small so they will work for pretty much any size tree. I suggest more ornaments if you have a larger tree than ours. Some flowers with leaves, Christmas looking, some berries, or other Christmasy type thing to fill in the white spaces between the caps. Christmas ornament hooks.

 

What you will do:

Take one ball and one cap and push the caps into the Styrofoam until it sticks. Fill the ball. 6 caps around the middle, 3 caps on the top of the ball and 3 on the bottom. Then stab your little ornament hook into the top if the ball. Then fill in the white space with either Christmasy flowers, berries or leaves. I used my leaves as a little base on the bottom of the ball.

 

 

 

Glue Gun

 

 

Flowers

 

 

Berries

 

 

The ornament hook

 

 

Bud Lite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corona Lite

 

 

Mixed

 

 

Mixed

 

 

Mickey's (This one only has 4 caps)

 

 

Heineken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “500,000 Beer Bottle Caps?

  1. hillasnow says:

    They turned out pretty awesome!

  2. Emily says:

    I like it. simple, economical, and cute 🙂

  3. Whitney says:

    Those are pretty awesome. You are going to have the best Christmas tree ever.

    Whitney

    • The Perfectly Imperfect One says:

      Thanks. Just checked out your blog. I am going to have to spend some more time reading through it. It’s pretty funny 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. […] 500,000 Beer Bottle Caps? November 2010 6 comments […]

Thoughts, Feelings, Antics...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 400 other followers

Archives

Badges