Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bottle cap tacks....

The day has come…. I have completed the long awaited bottle cap project. For those of you who don’t know I have been talking about making this project for months and have pestered my friends into saving tons of bottle caps for me. (Thank you to everyone who contributed) So after a lot of talk and not a lot of action I finally completed the project last night! Yeah!


The supplies were pretty simple and inexpensive. Card Stock, 1” hole punch, thumb tacks, hot glue, craft glue, resin, an image (or multiple), and bottle caps!

I decided to do an alphabet set of tacks so I scavenged the internet for a free font download and came across a typewriter key font which I love. (This site has a lot of interesting fonts; you should definitely check it out.)

  • Download the font or image you want to use and scale it to fit in a 1” circle.
  • Use the 1” hole punch to make the bottle cap inserts from the image.
  • With a dab of craft glue adhere the 1” circles to the bottom of the bottle cap.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Once the drying is complete, mix your resin solution and pour into the bottle caps. (At this step you can play with the effect you want. If you overfill the bottle cap you get more of a bubble effect) WARNING: Make sure you do this is in a well ventilated area because it STINKS!
  • Once all the bottle caps are filled allow to dry (it took mine about 12 hours to completely dry)
  • Once dry all you have to do is use a little hot glue to attach the thumb tacks and Whah lah! You’re done.

Enjoy ~Julie

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