Published on August 26th, 2011 | by Karen Lee8
4 Clever Bottle Cap Crafts for Non-Recyclable Plastic Caps
Wouldn’t it be awesome to have this collection as wall art? There are so many fun bottle cap crafts to reuse those often un-recyclable plastic tops.
We shouldn’t use plastic bottles at all, but plastic bottle caps are on milk cartons, orange cartons, and even yogurt drinks. We can’t escape them, even if we don’t drink bottled water. So what do we do with all those non-recyclable plastic bottle caps? Collect them and make these cool functional bottle cap crafts!
I posted about an artist who uses PET plastic bottles to make bowls yesterday and it made me think about what to do with all those UN-recyclable bottle caps so that they don’t end up in the landfill.
These plastic caps are NOT recyclable in many areas which is another reason why you shouldn’t buy plastic bottles or paper cartons that use these caps. But if you have to buy them and end up with these bottle caps, you can use them to make bottle cap crafts! Here are some clever ideas for making crafts just with bottle caps.
4 Clever Bottle Cap Crafts
1. Bottle Cap Photo Frame
You can make picture frames like this one by gluing caps around a piece of glass or recycled plastic film and attaching a cardboard backing to hold your photo in place.
2. Mini Bottle Cap Bird’s Nests
Make bird’s nest magnets by using some jute rope for the nests, and silly putty as eggs. Dab a drop of E6000 on the bottom of the cap and attach a magnet. And voila! You now have birds’ nests as magnets. How cute are these?
3. Room Divider
Make a screen or room divider by using recycled fishing line and stringing your bottle caps together.
4. Bottle Cap Soap Dish
You know how your soap gets all messy and goopey on a soap dish? It’s because the soap sits in water and it makes your fancy soap disappear faster. Make this little soap dish that keeps your soap dry, by allowing the excess water to drain away faster. EcoEtsy shares how you can make one of your own.
How would you use up your old bottle caps?
Image Credits: Bottle Cap Art used with permission from BettyJoDesigns, Room Divier by Crabchick, all other photos by Karen Lee
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