Bottle Cap Crafts - Keychain, Magnets, PushPins
The girls really loved working on this craft for dad. It snowballed into making many many more for friends and other family members, but that's all good!
When picking up supplies the girls decided the images in the bottle caps should be camping things and donuts & coffee. Pick images that work for your recipient.
You can use items other than stickers including: fabric, paper (printed or drawn on), stamps, photos, and anything else you can think to cut or place in the bottle cap.
The process: if you item isn't a sticker - affix it to the bottom of the bottle cap using a small amount of regular mod podge. When that has dried compleletly (2 hours or so) it will be ready for the mod podge dimensional magic.
For ready bottle caps - make sure they are on a level surface and slowly pour in the dimensional magic (shown in the picture above with a black lid) so it covers the whole image. Don't worry, though cloudy in this stage it will dry clear. Your bottle caps will need to dry for 12-24 hours before they will be set. Crazy glue is always best for pushpins and magnets.
DIY Camping Mugs
I would love to see anyone else's designs if they tackle this project.
Reclaimed Pallet Bottle Opener
Yes You! Whip out that saw and get to work. Need a pallet - there's also oodles behind my local Canadian Tire (where you'll also need to stop for the next project)
I didn't take dimensions friends. I'm kinda a roll with it lady. Basically it goes like this. Cut a length of wood. Now cut some side pieces so they attach on the sides and come out a ways. Make sure you cut a bottom piece. Measure and cut a front piece.
Then... put the back piece on one side. Place wood glue on the bottom piece and line it up. Put glue on one of the sides. Now wait, about 20 minutes or so until the glue is mostly dry and the wood isn't wiggling around. Now get some good long nails and hammer the side piece to the back and bottom pieces. Flip and glue the other side, wait then nail. Then glue and add the front piece, wait and nail. And don't forget to nail in the bottom piece from the back side of the tallest piece. Add your wall mounted bottle opener. Voila.
You'll have to drill some holes into it to mount it but you can cover all those unsightly screws with a black sharpie paint pen (something I haven't done yet).
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Cozy Cottage Interiors (where I got mine for $6.99)
- Wholesale Sports
- Canadian Tire
- Williams Sonoma
- Amazon.ca - if you've got Prime there are a few options for fast ship
Painted Canoe Paddle
I found my paddles at a garage sale but you can pick up some new inexpesive ones at Canadian Tire for about $23.
The other supplies:
-frog tape painter's tape - delicate surface (the yellow one). No really. I tried using blue painters tape and all I got was bleeding making me have to go back and do it again. I knew better and still...
-assortment of paint brushes
-spray clear coat (I used rustoleum)
-hooks if desired
-lightly sand your paddle to remove some of the varnish - this will help the paint adhere better. and you'll be sealing the paint and the paddle at the end
-tape off your first set up pattern.
-paint three thin layers of paint, letting each dry in between (about 2-5) minutes
-let dry for about 10 minutes, then remove tape and start on second layer of pattern
-repeat as needed until you achieve your desired pattern
-let paint dry well for a few hours
-spray with protective varnish - there are options from glossy to matte so choose what suits your project best
-let dry overnight
-add hooks as needed (I used size 6, 1/2" screws FYI)
-use a sharpie paint pen to paint your silver screws black