Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bottle Caps! Why haven't I been making these all along???

Well, we have been having a MUCH needed relaxing summer, but it will soon be coming to an end. My girls start school in just TWO WEEKS!  Sigh...I've already started filling in my August schedule, and let's just say it's pretty full.  My older daughter will start back full blast with competitive soccer, and my younger daughter will be trying out for competitive softball for the first time next week. I suspect a lot of you moms out there are nodding your head and saying, "I hear ya sister"!

So, I decided to throw my middle schooler and her schoolmates a little Locker Craft and Pool Party next week because it's a big deal at our school to go decorate your locker at Open House the day before school starts.  Well, it is a big deal for the girls, anyway. :-)  I am still working on all the details, so keep checking back.  For little teasers and updates about the party and basically my everyday crafting life, follow me on my Facebook Page called PYL.

Speaking of my Facebook Page, I posted a few weeks ago that I recently bought a FujiFilm Instax Mini 8.  Think of it as a modern version of a Polaroid camera.  It spits out little pictures about 2x3 inches. Mine is pink, of course.

The plan is to take pics of all the girls in the photo booth that I will be putting together.  They will then decorate magnetic frames made for the Instax pictures which I purchased at Michael's for 60% off. 

Then they can put their photo booth snapshots inside and then into their lockers when school starts.  I have been busy collecting stamps, ribbon and embellishments, but it occurred to me that the girls need some things that are specific to their school to choose from.  So enter my idea to make bottle caps.  I have wanted to do this craft for a long time...basically every time I BUY a bottle cap for my daughters. I'm inwardly thinking, "I could make this."  You have those moments?

So, I went onto Etsy and purchased flattened bottle caps in bulk from SuppliesSundries.  Great transaction.  I recommend this store!  Then I found and purchased a bottle cap template through Pinterest which turned out to be from an Etsy Store called TicTagTogs.  You could probably find a free one, but I just went with this one.  It is...ok.  I don't know if it is the file or the website (FotoFlexer) that she has the purchaser use, but it's a bit quirky.  In the end I was able to create my bottle caps, print them off, punch them out with a Martha Stewart 1" Circle punch, and Mod Podge them into the bottle caps. Lastly, I poured Mod Podge Dimensional Magic over the top, let it cure for 24 hours, and  it was finished!

They can glue these to the frames or even put magnets on the backs of the bottle caps themselves.  This is an easy craft that I will be doing again in the future!
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1 comment:

  1. Angela
    I love your Bunco door decorations. May I ask how you made the dice or where you purchased them?



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