Bottle Cap tacks

By Audrey Yeager

September 1, 2010

Holy cow can you believe this Sept. kit?!  OK, I confess….I was one of the ones who was smelling papers, too!!!!

I wanted to share with you a quick likttle project that I did for my cousin who just transfered to Wells College (my Alma Mater)!  I wanted to make her a little gift because she has been feeling homesick lately. She is staying in the same dorm that I stayed in and there are large corkboards above the desks.  I decided I wanted to use the kit to make some little tacks for her board!

Here’s what I used:

  • bottle caps (which I bought, but I’m sure you could get some by drinking a 6-pack!  🙂  )
  • thumbtacks (look for ones with large, flat heads)
  • scraps from my kit 🙂
  • buttons, brads, mini flowers, or any other mini embellishments
  • glossy accents

1.  Cut the papers to fit inside your bottle caps and glue down.

2. Add an embellishment onto the paper and then fill the cap with Glossy Accents to completely cover the materials.  Be sure to lay them on a very flat surface while they harden.  It takes a while since the layer of glossy accents is so thick!

3.  Once dry, use a dab of Glossy Accents on the back of the bottle cap and stick the head of the thumb tack into it.  Let that dry, and voila!

If you don’t have a corkboard, you could do the same thing but add a piece of magnetic tape to the back instead to make some cute magnets for your fridge!

I made a little card to go with them to send them to my cousin! I think she’s gonna like them!  🙂

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!  🙂

13 Comments on “Bottle Cap tacks”

  • oh my word, these are adorable!

    September 1st, 2010 at 2:11 pm
  • Such a great gift. I’m sure your cousin will love it!

    September 1st, 2010 at 4:40 pm
  • OMG!! I LOVE THEM SOOOOO MUCH!

    September 1st, 2010 at 4:49 pm
  • Lisa

    Oh so stinkin cute!!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!

    September 1st, 2010 at 5:04 pm
  • Oh so cute! How fun to receive this little gifty from you…I’m sure it will perk her up.

    September 1st, 2010 at 6:16 pm
  • These bottlecap tacks are so cute and I could imagine them modified to fit a million different themes. I’m thinking maybe a “teacher’s gift”? I’m going to start looking at my itsy bitsy scraps in a new light! Thanks for sharing this!

    September 1st, 2010 at 6:44 pm
  • Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wow wow wow!!! Soooooooooooooooooooooooo CLEVER!! LOVE THEM! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

    September 1st, 2010 at 8:15 pm
  • what a sweet and thoughtful gift! So creative–I REALLY like these!

    September 2nd, 2010 at 6:23 am
  • These are so cute! I see some stocking stuffers in my future!

    September 2nd, 2010 at 10:49 am
  • Fabulous idea!!!!

    September 2nd, 2010 at 4:17 pm
  • Kim

    I LOVE this idea. I’m soooo gonna use this when making my altered trays for Christmas presents! Thanks girl!

    September 2nd, 2010 at 4:24 pm
  • I just discovered this blog through Shealynn B! Love the bottle cap tacks. What a cool idea!

    September 2nd, 2010 at 4:58 pm
  • Super cute! I want to make some of these soon, but thinking we’ll make magnets too! Thx for sharing!

    September 2nd, 2010 at 6:18 pm

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