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From: 4-h mom of 2
Date: 12-01-2005, 01:49 PM (1 of 6)
My daughter has a bunch of bottle caps that her aunt had given her to make something with. The problem is we have no ideas of what to do with them. If anyone has patterans or suggestions of what to do with them please reply. Thank You!!!
User: 4-h mom of 2
Member since: 12-01-2005
Total posts: 7
From: Magot
Date: 12-01-2005, 02:09 PM (2 of 6)
Punch holes in them and make them into a beaded door curtain?
love and kisses, Jan
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User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: 4-h mom of 2
Date: 12-01-2005, 02:47 PM (3 of 6)
That is a good idea but She has about 4,000. My sister has a bar and thought she saw something that took alot but now she can not remember where she saw it. Thanks we have another fair idea now.
User: 4-h mom of 2
Member since: 12-01-2005
Total posts: 7
From: beachgirl
Date: 12-01-2005, 02:49 PM (4 of 6)
One of my aunts used to make the neatest hot pads out of them. The kind you just set hot dishes on at the table. She covered each bottle cap ( the metal ones ) with a yo-yo & hand stitched them together in what ever shape she wanted. Some were round,square, a star or whatever . They were so neat & pretty. Make sure the bottom is covered or it would scratch a table.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: 4-h mom of 2
Date: 12-01-2005, 03:07 PM (5 of 6)
Thanks for another great idea.
User: 4-h mom of 2
Member since: 12-01-2005
Total posts: 7
From: pretnichols
Date: 12-01-2005, 06:20 PM (6 of 6)
Hi, funny you should ask because I got an email with ideas today for this. You use a hammer to flatten the cap, glue in their picture, and then glue a pin to the back to make a brooch.

Another idea from the same website was to make tamborines.
The website is; the link to the brooches is:

The site is somehow affiliated with Disney, and has some great family ideas, crafts, cooking and more.

Good luck with all of your bottle caps!


So little time, sew much to do...........
User: pretnichols
Member since: 10-16-2005
Total posts: 342
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