Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bottle Cap Wreath

My son made two bottle cap wreaths.

Around the age of 10 or 11 years old many children become collectors. For my daughter it was stamps. For my son it is bottle caps. It's actually a good math activity. He likes to sort his collection based on color and type. He counts his caps and makes designs too. So when I visited the local Belgium Bistro, which sells over 100 different kinds of beer, I asked for their caps. My son was thrilled with the variety of unique caps he received for his birthday.

Soon a few neighbors learned about his hobby and he began receiving special deliveries of bottle caps. It wasn't long before his collection grew out of control. With the caps piling up, I encouraged him to create something with his caps. After searching the internet, he decided to create a bottle cap wreath. Perfect!

 First he painted the styrofoam ring and selected bottle caps for the wreath.

Next, he began gluing them on with a hot glue gun.

It actually didn't take that long.

Once it was finished, he made a second wreath which he gave to our landlord's father, who supplied him with several Bitburger bottle caps. Notice all the caps face the same direction relative to the center of the ring.




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1 comment:

  1. Great idea. We've been collecting them too, and I had no idea what to do with them.

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