Learn how to make fun and easy bottle cap crafts, perfect for both kids and adults! Get a variety of ideas from gifts to jewelry to decor.
I doubt that when you think about your craft supplies and what’s in your stash, you think about bottle caps. Maybe you do and you’re already ahead of the game, but for me they were just something to cover bottles that ultimately ended up in the recycling bin.
Here’s the thing though – they’re not just garbage. Just like newspaper and toilet paper rolls, there are a lot of things that you can make with them. Probably a lot more than you think!
It turns out that there are tons of bottle cap crafts that you can make ranging from gifts to jewelry to decorating, and I’m excited to show you over 25 of them today.
What do I love about these projects? Well it starts with them being budget friendly and ends with them being very easy. I’d say everything on this list is simple enough for both kids and adults!
Look through the list below, pick a few ideas and give them a try. Then let me know what you think in the comments. Are you excited to craft with little metal caps? Of course you are! Enjoy!
Bottle Cap Crafts
These unique crafts with bottlecaps are so easy! Give these budget friendly projects a try.
Bottle Cap Necklaces
This is one of the easiest and most fun crafts to make with a bottle cap! Try a unique necklace. Older kids love this project, and it's also fun to top it with Dimensional Magic.
Bottle Cap Magnets
Learn how to make DIY fridge magnets with bottle caps! You probably have the supplies in your home already. Easy for both kids and adults.
DIY Bottle Cap Coasters
These easy to make coasters are a fun resin craft! You'll get some jar lids and arrange bottle caps inside in whatever pattern makes you happy. You can make them all one color, create flowers or rep your team colors. There are so many possibilities!
Mod Podge Brooch Set
Dress up any outfit with this set of fun pins! You can use them on purses and backpacks too. The flower uses the bottle cap in the center.
DIY Vintage Bottlecap Tray
This project is fun to make and is great to serve breakfast in bed, or display Dad’s favorite items on a coffee table. You might be intimidated by grout, but there's no reason to be. This tray is easy!
DIY Bottle Cap Table
Get an easy tutorial for creating your own custom bottle cap table - this one uses a state flag design! Once you learn the method you'll Be able to create the design of your choice.
How to Make a Bottle Cap Wind Chime
This bottle cap wind chime is a great way to create a colorful vintage look wind chime that can be used indoor or out.
DIY Travel Bottle Cap Checkers
Make this easy bottle cap checkers board so the kids can entertain themselves when they travel! You can make the stripes with Duck Tape too.
DIY Bottle Cap Mirror
Learn how to make a chic boho mirror with old bottle caps! You'll use a piece of plywood, a mirror, metallic paint, and floral gems. So beautiful!
Bottle Cap Flowers for DIY Garden Art
Have too many bottle caps? Upcycle them into DIY frugal garden art! Learn how to make bottle cap flowers for an easy recycled craft idea!
DIY Bottle Cap Wreath
Save your bottle caps and make fun craft projects like this bottle cap wreath. Follow the step-by-step tutorial to make your own!
DIY Bottle Cap Earrings
It takes minutes to make your own DIY earrings. For the graphics you can use photos, magazines, patterned scrapbook paper, fabric, and more.
Bottle Cap Bookmarks
Craft up a useful gift for Mother's Day! Bottle cap bookmarks are the perfect handmade gift for kids to easily make for mom, grandma, or other loved ones!
DIY Bottle Cap Candles
I can't believe how cute these darling little candles are! I think they would be really fun for a luminary or a dinner party. They don't last long, so they are perfect for situations where you only need them for a night.
Bottle Cap Fishing Lures
Bottlecaps used in outdoor adventures? I never even considered it! This is a fun way to make fishing lures with them, and you can actually use them! Of course if you want to use the lures for a fishing craft, that would work too.
One thing I love about bottlecaps is how colorful they can be! If you collect a bunch from different places, you can make a colorful garland to hang on your mantel.
Bottle Cap Pin Flair
Natalie was inspired by a flair pin made in the movie Up! Which honestly made me cry too and I just think this idea is so sweet.
Make Miniature Pies with Kids
Food for dollhouse inhabitants? A batch of homemade party favors? Or a new crafting challenge to work on together for kids? Try making miniature pies with bottle caps! They're super cute.
DIY Bottle Cap Magnetic Boards
These cute little bottle cap magnet boards are not only fun but also incredibly functional! And very easy to make.
Folk Art Bottle Cap Snakes
I've never seen a bottle cap snack before, but my life is forever changed now that I have. I want to make a few in various colors as soon as possible!
How to Make Bottle Cap Keychains
Here's a simple DIY for making bottle cap keychains. Promote a cause, support your favorite team or just give some flair to your keychain with this easy idea.
Jumbo Bottle Cap Letter
Allison said there was a lot of trial and error for this project, but the end results are worth it! She has great tips for decorating this unique home decor letter.
Turn old bottle caps into a rustic bottle cap flower to display in potted plants or right in your garden. Safe to leave outside too!
Beer Cap Clock
Follow this tutorial to turn a plain canvas into a working clock with beer caps designating each hour.
Bumblebees and Ladybugs
These super cute upcycled bottle cap bumblebees and ladybugs are such a simple way to add a pop of color to your home this spring. Add magnets to decorate your fridge!
Bottle Cap Burger Ornaments
I never thought of bottle caps being burger buns, but somehow it works! The insides are felt and fabric, and I'm not sure that I've seen cuter Christmas ornaments.
Reindeer Bottle Cap Ornaments Kids Craft
Make bottle cap ornaments with your kids with this cute idea! They will love making a bottle cap reindeer for your tree.
Bottle Cap Snowman Ornament
This bottle cap snowman ornament is a craft you definitely have to try. Perfect for the holidays and the kids love them too.
If you enjoyed these crafts with bottle caps, I’d love for you to check out these other ideas: