Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bottle Cap Necklace Tutorial

Today I am going to show you how to make a necklace from some great supplies from Kraft Outlet (and a couple other things you most likely already have in your craft stash).

First, let's gather our supplies:
Kraft Outlet's Bottle Caps
Kraft Outlet's Twill Tying Tape
Kraft Outlet's Baker's Twine
Kraft Outlet's 1" Round Brown Kraft Labels

Using supplies from Kraft Outlet you can make these necklaces for under 50 cents each!

You will also want to have on hand:
Small Stamp (mine is from Odd Bird Planet)
Pigment Ink Pad (mine is from Rubber Stampede)

And a Fiskars Craft Drill makes this project so easy!

Using your Fiskars Craft Drill and the smallest drill bit, drill a hole in the side of the bottle cap. Be sure that you are drilling on something that is there solely to protect anything underneath it. It IS a drill and can (and will) go through whatever is under it if you aren't careful.

Stamp your image onto the round kraft labels. I recommend stamping a couple images so that you get a nice clean one and have multiple images to work with (just incase you smudge one with your finger...which I did).

Remove your preferred image from the label sheet and place on top of the bottle cap.

{Be sure to center the top of your image with the hole you drilled so that your image will be upright.}

Loop your ribbon through the drilled hole, and thread through. Try to keep the loose ends even (or trim to make them even).

Tip: I used ribbon embroidery needles to make it easy to thread the twill tying tape through the hole. To get the tying tape through the eye of the needle I wrapped one end with a piece of tape and cut it to have a nice clean end to insert into the needle.

Pull the loop tight and you can wear your necklace as it is...

...or you can add a fun twine accent to add a little flair.

Enjoy your new necklace!

I left the ends long so that I can tie it up as a shorter necklace or wear it longer, depending on how I feel that day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Please let me know what you think - and if you make a necklace of your own, please leave me a link to your picture in your comment.
I'd love to see what you create!


Tami B. said...

Oh, how I love this adorable pendant. Great work. The labels are perfect.

Manhattan Mandie said...

That is a really cute idea!

Dot said...

Great idea! Super cute! I'll have to try it out.

billiejo said...

Very cute!

Far North said...

Fabulous pendant! Great picture tutorial!

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scrapn_momof2 said...

Very cute pendant Tifany! I am going to have to try making one soon.

Scarlett said...

This is really cute Tifany!! I just made one of these recently as well, but I can't share it just yet....when I can we'll have to get together at AWDML and chat about all the things we can do with our craft drills and bottle caps! LOL!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Are these ever cute!! Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

amei a ideia!

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Mandy Byron said...

Love the owl necklace! Found your blog while doing a google image search and it is by far the cutest bottle cap necklace :) I featured it on my blog as you saw. Hoping to try out the tutorial soon!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

I really like the idea of using a stamped image! Really fun thanks for sharing.