I know you love glitter. Because I love glitter and that means that everyone in the world must love glitter. Right? You mean that not everyone loves glitter!?!? Well, even if you barely tolerate glitter, you will still want to make these simple bottlecap ornaments for Christmas. They are just that pretty. If you take the proper precautions, your house does not need to be covered in glitter to make these…
Materials Needed for Bottlecap Ornaments:
Foam paint brush
For your convenience you can get all of the supplies here:
Pony Beads, Metallic Bright Gold, 6 x 9mm, 1000pc Pkg 100 Chrome Bottle Caps New Silver Bottlecaps Cap ColoredMartha Stewart Crafts Iridescent Glitter, 12-PackSurebonder GM-160 Mini High Temperature Glue Gun, 10-wattSurebonder DT-100 Made in the USA All Purpose Stik-Mini Glue Sticks-All Temperature-5/16Kurt Adler 12Elmer’s E1326 Glue-All White Glue, Repositionable, 1-GallonMartha Stewart Crafts Doily Lace Gold ThreadLoew Cornell 842 25-Piece Foam Brush Set, 1-Inch
First, cover you work surface with something that you can throw away. I chose waxed paper, but you could use a trash bag too. Don’t skip this step, unless you love having glitter decorating your entire house.
It is also probably a good idea not to do this when you have small children in the house. Even if they are engrossed in their toys, they will be able to smell the glitter and will be automatically drawn to it… It’s a scientific fact.
Pour your glitter into a throw away container too. We used coffee filters, but you could use cupcake liners or another similar item.
Next, using the school glue, paint the glue onto one bottlecap inside and out. (I may actually be jealous of my daughters fingernails… )
Drop the glue-covered bottle cap into one of the containers of glitter and gently roll it around until it is completely covered with glitter. It gets a little messy when your gluey hands meet the glitter, so make sure to have some wet paper towels around to wash your hands as you go.
Place the glittery bottlecap onto the waxed paper to dry. Repeat with the rest of the bottle caps.
For our 12″ Christmas tree we found that 18 bottle caps was enough to cover the front and sides. If you like to go all the way around the tree 24-30 bottlecaps should work well.
Let the tops of the bottlecaps dry completely. Give it an hour or two longer than you think, then flip them over so that the bottoms are facing up. Let the bottlecaps dry overnight.
After the bottlecaps are completely dry, heat up the glue gun and glue one gold pony bead to the top of each bottlecap. Make sure the holes are facing the sides.
Then thread a small string through the bead and tie the string so that you can hang the ornaments on the Christmas tree.
Bright and sparkly! We even used one with the pony bead facing down, as the star on the tree.
My girls loved these bottlecap ornaments, so the tree is going to find its home in on of their bedrooms this Christmas season. I love being able to give them each their own tree with ornaments they helped create!
Head over to Instagram and tag #lifeovercs with a picture of your bottlecap ornaments! I’d love to see them!