Ever Wonder What to Do with Bottle Caps? Make Art!

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There are a lot of small, random non-recyclable materials that I tend to collect, hoping that one day I’ll have a spark of creativity and figure out what to do with them. For a while, it was toilet paper rolls, and now it’s bottle caps. I can’t tell you how many of these I have accumulated, because the local recycling center will take the bottles, but not the caps. Thank goodness there are a lot of people out there with more ingenuity than I have!

Etsy seller cpstudios made this gorgeously simple abstract sculpture from an array of multi-colored bottle caps. I’m amazed by how great it looks! The average person walking in a room would have no idea. The bottle caps are slightly more obvious when looking at them from an angle, but on the wall, the view would be head-on. I really need to grab an old picture frame and make one of these for myself. But if you’d rather not collect bottle caps, you can own this one for just $29.

And if you’re impressed by this, be sure to check out the other recycled and upcycled creations in the cpstudios shop. Impressive. Seriously. Hot pink and gray candelabra anyone?

Why It’s Green:

  • Handmade of a recycled frame and bottle caps

Price: $29

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  • Condo Blues April 30, 2010, 7:45 pm

    You can recycle hard plastic bottle caps at an Aveda store if you have one. You don’t have to buy anything from them, although it’s tempting every time I go in to drop off caps :)

  • Lynn May 6, 2010, 7:33 am

    It’s funny, I have been collecting bottle caps for a similar, but larger project. I want to see how many I collect in a year (out of curiosity and horror!). Not sure exactly what I’ll do with them, but have an idea. And wanted to second the Aveda issue. My daughter has placed a collection can at her kids’ school and it’s filling up fast!

    • jennae May 6, 2010, 10:45 am

      Lynn, as soon as I saw this piece of art, I thought of your home and how it would fit in so perfectly with your colorful palette :) And I definitely need to consider getting one of those collection boxes for when my daughter starts kindergarten in the fall!

  • alison May 11, 2010, 7:10 pm

    what a fun idea! think i\’ll try that!

  • Eleena July 4, 2011, 11:24 am

    Hi. I was wondering if you had anything more “in your face” colorful, and something quite simple to make. Thank you for your time x

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