Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bottle Cap Embellishment Tutorial

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Bottle Cap Embellishment Tutorial for RRR

Hello again, Ribbon Lovers! It's Kathy here with a fun tutorial to share with you. I just love all those cute bottle cap embellishments that can be found on so many projects. They are often just the right little "something" to finish a project off. But, those cute embellies can get a little pricey, so when I was cleaning up after a recent birthday party, instead of throwing the bottle caps into the trash, I set them aside and decided to figure out how to make my own. And I'm sharing that info with you in a bottle cap embellishment tutorial. Here's a fresh, fun, fall birthday card that I made with Webster's Pages Family Traditions/Harvest paper that I found while organizing my paper stash. The card is 5 1/2" square and made with just that one piece of paper and teal cardstock...and fabulous ribbon from RRR, of course!

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I love the way the Brown Plaid Ribbon looks when combined with the bright, bold colors of the Apple Green Swiss Dot Ribbon. They are the perfect ribbon combo for these papers. And here's a closer look at that fabby bottle cap embellie.

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Once you've made one of these, you'll want to make a hundred! It's just sooo easy.

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Start by gathering up some bottle caps. You'll have to do the hard work of drinking the beverage all by yourself, I'm afraid.

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Use a 1" punch to create a cardstock circle that will act as the new liner for your bottle cap.

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Flip it over and attach some foam adhesive to make it pop up from the base of the cap. Stick it in and press firmly to secure it to the base of the bottle cap.

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Now, you can use a printed paper and just add a button or flower at this point and then skip to the next step if you want. But I wanted to add an image from the paper , so I cut out this darling little birdie and added it to the mix.

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I traced around the edges of the bird and just fussy cut his little wings and tail, then inked the edges with Vintage Photo ink. Put some foam dimensionals on the reverse side then add him to your bottle cap.

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I treated him with a little Stickles, just to fancy him up a bit.

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Then I filled the entire cap with this Clear Hold Adhesive. Glossy Accents works great, but I just happened to have this on my desk, so that is what I used. I know it looks cloudy in the photo, but I just set it aside and let it dry overnight and it was clear and shiny by morning. Then I added it to my card with my trusty hot glue gun.

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This is an easel card, so he helps hold the front flap open for display. This is what the card looks like when it is closed for delivery.

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I used some itty bitty Wild Orchid Craft Sweetheart Blossoms to decorate my tag, and added a few Stickles to my card focal as well. Here's a peeky at the inside:

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It's vintage fresh and perfect for fall birthdays!

 I hope you enjoyed this simple bottle cap embellishment tutorial, and will find lots of uses for them in your own crafting. Thanks for stopping by!




  1. This is great! Thank you for the tutorial.

    Fabulous card and I love the ribbon!

  2. Gorgeous card! love the BG pattern papers with perfect matching ribbons. And love the bottle cap embellishment, so cute!!!
    Thanks for the steps!

  3. love bottle caps. I flatten mine with my cuddle bug. use a plate, then sandwich caps between 2-b plates. so fun and gives it a framed look. love your card.

  4. Awesome. Ive got all the Bottlecap supplies, just didnt knw how to do this.....And Because of you Kathy....Now I Know. Thank you so much for that and Your tutorial was easy to learn from and mostly.....your cards are Awesome. Thanks again for sharing. Sincerely, Cybil Lynch Augusta, Ga

  5. Heyyyyyy I just got that gorgeous card in the mail for my Birthday!!!!! Lucky me to have a friend like you!!!!

  6. Thanks for all the lovely comments! I'm so glad you found the tutorial easy to follow, and that you are inspired to make your own bottlecap embellies. It's addictive! Have fun!


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