As we sit here, me writing, you reading, I’m drinking beer. Most of the time, that beer comes in a bottle and I refuse to throw away those bottle caps. I figured I could use them for something. Lo and behold I found a purpose… I made a bottle cap wreath!
I have no idea how many it took to cover the form, but I do know it took about 1.75 pasta jars filled with caps. I counted the first row I glued on and there were 23. There are 5 rows, so I’ll guestimate around 115. However, I only covered the front half.
So, save your bottle caps and make something fun!
Bottle cap wreath supplies
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Step 1: paint the wreath
Use the black paint to cover the wreath, front and back.
Let it dry.
Step 2: Glue on the first bottle cap layer
For the first layer, cover the front of the wreath by gluing on the bottle caps side by side. Make sure each is touching the one beside it.
Step 3: layer the bottle caps
Add a layer above and below your base row.
Then, add two more layers over top, covering up the space where you can see the black paint between each layer.
Add a pretty bow and hang it up! You’re finished.
Grab a jar and upcycle those bottle caps so you can make fun craft projects like this one.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave them in the comments!
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18 thoughts on “DIY Bottle Cap Wreath”
That looks really good! You’ve got a nice collection of bottle caps 😳👌
lol I know, it’s sad. We’ve collected those over a few years. I promise I don’t drink that much, haha! Also, my husband owns a micro brewery so we’re surrounded by beer. People are always willing to give me their bottle caps.
That’s cool!!! 😎
What a good way to display your treasured bottle caps – you could jazz it up with some wrap around fairy lights for Xmas
What a great idea! Totally getting those out after thanksgiving 👍
hey …this is really cool idea .
I tried for recycling of bottles You can check it :findinghours.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/lightening-diwali-with-diy-decor/
but never thought of caps – will suurely try them next .
Thanks for something new 🙂
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My friend and I are always looking for things to do with our bottle caps and I wanted to make her a wreath for Christmas! What did you use as your wreath base?
Hi, I used a styrofoam circle from Michael’s. Easy to find a cheap!
Thanks so much!
How did the hot glue hold up? Usually when I work with metal hot glue doesn’t have much bonding abilities.
It held up pretty well. To be transparent though, this was hanging somewhere that it wouldn’t get disturbed much. If it had been located on an entry door that was opened and closed a lot I don’t know that it would’ve held up. Do you have any suggestions for long term adhesives to use with metal?
Just wondering what part of the cap did you glue? Did you bend them to make them flat or glue the outside ring or maybe glue a base inside the cap to make something flush with the edge of the cap to glue? And officially longest sentence ever 😂😂
For the base layer I glue the back and along the ring. For the upper layers I glued the ring only. Haha no worries!
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