Boring white walls are so yesterday. Make your own Bottle Cap Wall Decor from Heidi Borchers and add fun and flare to your space. Bottle cap craft ideas are a great way to repurpose recyclable materials. Instead of throwing away the caps, use them for your project.
- Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue in the Gold Bottle
- Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner
- Aleene’s Hot Glue Gun
- Wax paper box (empty) or other choice of box or canvas surface
- Plastic bottle lids
- Buttons and/or flat backed marbles
- Scrapbook paper – one 12″ x 12″ piece for box and other various scraps for accent squares
- Scoring tool
- Select box for your “canvas” surface. I like the unusual shape of the wax paper or foil boxes for this project. You can also use cereal boxes, shipping boxes or a stretched canvas. Glue your selected box shut with Aleene’s Hot Glue.
- For the wax paper box, I measured to determine size of paper for ends of box. (The 12″ scrapbook paper was slightly short so I had to cover each end.) On this wax paper box, the measurement was 2″ square so I added 1/2″ around all edges and scored along ruler line.
- Next, cut 1/2″ into score lines along opposite edges. This will create the flaps to wrap around box.
- Bend paper along score lines.
- Apply Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner along all edges and in center.
- Press into place on box end, wrapping tabs, and adhere in place.
- Measure and mark score lines to fit scrapbook paper around box bend on score lines. On this box, I made score lines at 2″ intervals and added an additional 1/2″ to overlap.
- Apply Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner to each section and along edges.
- Adhere paper around box.
- Cut scrapbook paper scraps into assorted square shapes. Apply Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner to back of paper and adhere to box. Layer for interesting patterns.
- If desired, paint bottle caps with acrylic paint. (The bottle caps I used in this tutorial were not painted.) Apply Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue to plastic bottle caps and adhere over scrapbook paper squares.
- For variety, glue some caps face up and some caps face down.
- Glue buttons and marbles in place on bottle caps.
- If you don’t have a box on-hand, you can use other surfaces for your canvas. On this project, I used a piece of masonite for the base of my project which I then sponge painted. The squares were also painted and are highlighted with paint dots in the corners. I also used larger plastic bottle caps for this art piece.
- For this project, I used a stretched canvas. To create the background design, I marked off lines to create squares and then I painted each square a different color. I used a dry brush technique to add an accent color to each square. Next, I glued the bottle caps in place and then added various tiles and flat backed marbles for the final touch!
For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make Bottle Cap Wall Art.