Crafts from bottle caps for adults and children

Covers made of plastic or tin - this is a superuniversal material for the manufacture of jewelry for the home, children's handicrafts and even garden furniture. In this article, we presented 120 inspirational photos and 12 cool ideas for the "deco-processing" of caps from plastic and glass bottles with prompts and master classes.

Idea 1. Stands under the dishes (+ master class)

Let's start, perhaps, with practice and tell you how to make from such usual plastic covers such nice supports for glasses.

Stands for glasses from lids

Materials and tools:

  • Covers from under plastic bottles (for one cup holder will need 7 covers, and for making a large stand you will need 28 covers);
  • The fabric is in two shades of pink, and also a piece of orange or coral-colored matter;
  • Any glass, jar or lid, with a diameter of about 7 mm;
  • Pencil;
  • Needle and thread;
  • Scissors.

Making a stand for dishes from plastic covers

Instruction:

Step 1. On the existing rags of the fabric, draw 7 circles, circling the tin cover on the contour, and then cut them out.

Making a stand for dishes from plastic covers

Step 2. Now we need to cover each cap with a cloth. This is done simply: go through large stitches along the entire circumference of the shred, place the lid in the center of the workpiece, then pull the thread and fix the resulting "cover" with a pair of seams.

Making a stand for dishes from plastic covers

Step 3. Now connect all the caps one by one to make a chain. Note that the joints should be as inconspicuous as possible. Then fold the resulting chain into a flower (in the photo) and fix it, sweeping away all the details with each other. Hurray, the first cup holder from the lids is ready!

Making a stand for dishes from plastic covers

Step 4. If you want to make a stand under the teapot, then you just need to connect 4 cup holders to each other.

Making a stand for dishes from plastic covers

This collection presents other ideas for table stands made of plastic and tin covers.

Stands under the dishes from the lids

Stands for glasses from lids

Stands for glasses of beer caps and epoxy resin, filled in a mold

Stands for glasses of beer caps and epoxy resin, filled in a mold

Stands from covers

Idea 2. Children's toys (+ master class)

Both plastic and tin lids from under the bottles produce cool children's toys - robots, transformers, astronauts, iron figures and animal figures.

Here is a selection of photo-ideas of hand-made articles from plastic bottle caps.

Children's handmade from plastic covers

Children's handmade from plastic covers

Children's handmade from plastic covers

Children's handmade from plastic covers

Children's handmade from plastic covers и яиц

Cosmonaut from plastic covers

In this photo you can see the construction of the astronaut

Here are examples of crafts made of metal covers.

Children's handmade from metal covers

Children's handmade from metal covers

Children's handmade from metal covers

Children's handmade from metal covers

Children's handmade from metal covers

Children's handmade from metal covers

Children's handmade from metal covers

And now we'll tell you how to make a rattlesnake of plastic caps with your own hands, which will rattle in the literal sense of the word!

Snake from the lids

Handmade from lids from bottles

Materials and tools:

  • Covers for bottles of different sizes (in this master class, 33 caps were used to create the snake);
  • A soldering iron or awl;
  • Golden spray paint or ordinary acrylic paint (with it you work a little longer, but you can take a child painting);
  • Twine;
  • Hot glue gun;
  • 2 dark beads (for the eyes);
  • Brown permanent marker (optional).

How to make a rattlesnake of plastic caps:

Step 1. Collect the caps from the bottles of different sizes and sort them by size.

Step 2. Using an awl or soldering iron, make a hole in the center of each cover. Of course, this step of the work must be done by the parent.

Making children's articles from plastic covers

Step 3. Spray the paint on the lids or paint them with a brush.

Making children's articles from plastic covers

Step 4. Begin threading the lid on the twine in pairs and open side to each other (see photo below) starting with pairs of large lids and ending with pairs of small lids. Finally, when all pairs of caps are strung, make a snake's face - put the smallest cap on the beginning of the workpiece (that is, the first pair of large caps). Note that the inside of the muzzle cap should be facing the outside of the first large cover. By the way, this stage can and should be done and carried out together with children.

  • Making children's articles from plastic covers
  • Making children's articles from plastic covers

Step 5. Align the snake and tighten the knots tightly at both ends. On the tail, the tip of the twine must be completely cut off and poured with hot glue (see photo below), and on the muzzle leave the tip about 1.5 cm.

  • Making children's articles from plastic covers
  • Making children's articles from plastic covers

Step 6. Now you need to make a snake tongue. To do this, cut two identical small and narrow strips of black felt, then cut one end of each of the strips along an acute triangle. This stage of work can be entrusted to the child.

Step 7. We glue the two parts of the tongue around the tip of the twine left on the lid-muzzle (preferably while hiding between the strips of felt and the bundle).

  • Making children's articles from plastic covers
  • Making children's articles from plastic covers

Step 8. Glue the two eye pins.

Step 9. The handicraft is ready, it remains only to bring it to perfection, drawing a marker or paint small spots on the body of the snake.

Making children's articles from plastic covers

Idea 3. Wall panels and paintings

Since tin and plastic covers from bottles and jars are similar to mosaic details, one can make wall panels and even completely trim the walls. The principle of making wall panels is simple: first a colored scheme of the drawing is drawn up on checkered paper, then the covers are sorted and painted in the right colors and in the right amount. Then the markings are applied to the substrate and then the lids are glued to the hot glue or superglue according to the scheme.

  • As a scheme for the panel from the covers you can use a scheme for beading, embroidery or mosaic.

Production of panels according to the scheme

Next are photo-ideas of hand-made articles from beer caps.

  • Panel made of lids from glass bottlesPanel made of lids from glass bottles
  • Panel made of lids from glass bottlesPanel made of lids from glass bottles
  • Panel made of lids from glass bottlesPanel made of lids from glass bottles
  • Panel made of lids from glass bottlesPanel made of lids from glass bottles
  • A panel of beer covers
  • A panel of beer covers
A panel of beer covers

Panel with plug-in beer lids

Plastic covers when drawing panels allow you to play not only with their color, but also with the sizes, and also combinations of the lids stacked on each other (see photo).

Panel of plastic covers

Panel of plastic covers

Panel of plastic covers

Panel of plastic covers

Picture from plastic covers

Picture from plastic covers

New Year's picture from the covers

New Year's picture from plastic bottle caps

And here are examples of exterior decoration and decoration of walls from plastic bottle caps.

  • Panel of plastic covers
  • Panel of plastic covers
  • Panel of plastic covers
  • Panel of plastic covers

Finally, examples of children's crafts-applications of plastic caps.

Children's hand-made articles made of lids

Children's hand-made articles made of lids

Children's hand-made articles made of lids

Children's hand-made articles made of lids

Children's hand-made articles made of lids

Children's hand-made articles made of lids

Children's hand-made articles made of lids

Idea 4. New Year's crafts (+ master class)

From tin and plastic covers from bottles, beautiful New Year crafts are produced: wreaths, mini-fur-trees, garlands, labels for gifts and, of course, Christmas toys.

Christmas tree of plastic covers

New Year's articles from plastic covers

Snowman from plastic covers

Christmas-tree toy with snowman from plastic covers

  • Garland of covers
  • Garland of covers
New Year's hack from lids

Christmas articles made of lids

New Year's hack from lids

Christmas articles made of lids

  • Christmas decorations made of lidsChristmas decorations made of lids
  • Christmas decorations made of lidsChristmas decorations made of lids
  • Christmas decorations made of lidsChristmas decorations made of lids
  • Christmas decorations made of lidsChristmas decorations made of lids
  • Labels on a gift from the lidGift label from the beer lid
  • Labels on a gift from the lidGift label from the beer lid

Now we propose to go to practice and make hand-made articles from lids from glass bottles in the form of such pasta.

Pasta from lids

Crafts from lids from glass bottles in the form of pasta

Crafts from lids

Materials and tools:

  • Paintballs with pastel colors (you can use paint in cans);
  • Gold cord or braid;
  • Hot glue gun;
  • Tin lids (preferably even lids, but slightly bent too, will fit);
  • Sequins.

Set for making hand-made articles from lids

Step 1. The first thing you need to do is split the covers into groups with an even number of plugs, and then paint each group in the desired colors.

Crafts from lids

Step 2. Once all the plugs have dried, proceed to make the first suspension. To do this, tie a small piece of cord into the loop, then glue its base to the inside of the lid and finally, from the top, glue the second lid (see photo). Be careful and do not put too much glue to avoid the appearance of its excess between the covers.

New Year's articles made of lids

Step 3. This step will require hand speed and accuracy, since hot glue very quickly freezes. Take your workpiece and apply a little glue to the junction of the lids, then quickly lower it into a jar of sparkles. Continue to cover the middle of the pasta glue and sequins gradually until you finish. Voilà! The first pasta is ready, now you have to finish the rest of the pirozhenki, and then hang them on the Christmas tree. However, these crafts are quite universal. For example, they can make a garland or magnets on the refrigerator, and they can also be packed into a box like real pasta and presented to a lover of sweets.

Crafts from lids

Crafts from lids

Idea 5. Ornaments for the garden and the garden

Adding an artifact from the lids with a stick, you will get a classy garden or park decor for a summer residence or simply decoration for a flower pot.

Garden decor from lids

Crafts from the covers for the garden

Garden decor from lids

Crafts from the covers for the garden

Garden decor from lids

Crafts from the covers for the garden

From the metal covers you get excellent colors.

Garden decor from lids

Garden decor from lids

Garden decor from lids

Garden decor from lids

It is very easy to make such flowers with your own hands: the lids are clamped with pliers, then they are glued to the base (for example, to the lid from the can) and finally the stalk (wooden skewer or other stick) is glued to the craft. If desired, a pair of petals from green lids can be glued to the stem.

  • Making of artifacts from flower caps1
  • Making of artifacts from flower caps2
  • Making of artifacts from flower caps3
  • Making of artifacts from flower caps4

Idea 6. Magnets

To find out how to make fridge magnets from the lids with your own hands, take a look at the article with detailed instructions.

Magnets from covers

These magnets-photo frames are made of covers from Nutella

Magnets from covers

These crafts are made from lids from under baby food jars

Magnets on the refrigerator made of plastic caps from the flower caps

Magnets from beer caps

Magnets from beer caps

Magnets from beer caps

Idea 7. Jewelry and accessories

From plastic caps, upholstered with a soft but dense fabric, you can make beautiful necklaces and brooches.

  • Necklace from plastic bottle capsNecklace from plastic bottle caps
  • Necklace from plastic bottle capsNecklace from plastic bottle caps
  • Necklace from plastic bottle capsNecklace from plastic bottle caps
  • Necklace from plastic bottle capsNecklace from plastic bottle caps
  • Necklace from plastic bottle capsNecklace from plastic bottle caps
Necklace of covers

The reverse side of the necklace of lids

Of the tin caps, beautiful earrings, medallions, necklaces, key rings, brooches and even rings are obtained.

  • Decoration from lids
  • Decoration from lids
  • Decoration from lids
  • Decoration from lids
  • Decoration from lids
  • Decoration from lids
  • Decoration from lids

Have noticed that on some photos the lids look a little different - do not have a sharp "crown", but have a groove inside? Changing the covers in this way is very easy with just a rubber hammer and a solid platform. Put the lid on the platform face up, now forcefully hit the center of the lid with a hammer.

How to change the shape of the cork

Then continue to hammer in the center of the cork, periodically turning it to bend the metal evenly. Finally flip the cork and see what happened.

How to change the shape of the cork

Cork before and after the hammer

Idea 8. Furniture items

Virtually any piece of furniture can be tiled with tin covers.

Table decoration

Furniture, decorated with covers

Furniture, decorated with covers

Furniture, decorated with covers

From plastic covers you can get excellent garden chairs, tables, benches.

Garden furniture from plastic covers

Garden furniture from plastic covers

Garden furniture from plastic covers

And even from the plastic covers you can even make boxes for storing things.

Box of plastic bottles

Idea 9. Serving tray

Decorate a boring serving tray with covers is very simple: gently lay all the corks on the bottom, then pour them with a layer of epoxy and leave the craft dry for at least a day. The main thing here is to mix the resin with the hardener according to the manufacturer's instructions (accurate to a gram!) And fill it slowly, preventing the formation of bubbles. If you want the resin layer to be perfectly transparent, use a liquid epoxy resin for decorative, not construction works.

Serving tray

Serving tray

Serving tray

Serving tray

Look also: Serving tray yourself - ideas and workshops

Idea 10. Door curtain

If you have accumulated a lot of plastic covers, you can "sew" from them a door curtain to give. The easiest way to thread on the thread caps of different sizes and colors in a chaotic order (see photo).

Curtain made of plastic covers

If you want the curtain to have a pattern, then you need to search the Internet for schemes for the manufacture of curtains from beads.

Door curtains made of plastic covers

Door curtains made of plastic covers

Idea 11. Wall clock

Both tin and plastic covers can replace the numbers on the wall clock. All you need is a clockwork (you can remove it from the old clock), the base, 12 covers and our step-by-step instruction on how to make the clock yourself.

Here are a few photo-examples of how homemade clocks can look like from covers.

Watch with numbers-covers

Watch with numbers-covers

Watch with numbers-covers

Idea 12. Frames for photos or mirrors

Beer corks are best for decoration of mirrors and photo frames.

  • Photo frames from lids
  • Photo frames from lids
  • Photo frames from lids
  • Photo frames from lids

If the mirror does not have a frame, then it can decorate an assortment of beer caps.

Decor of the mirror frame with covers

Decor of the mirror frame with covers

Decor of the mirror frame with covers

If desired, the lids can be painted and glued to the base by the outer side.

Decor of the mirror frame with covers

Photo gallery of ideas

Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids
Ideas for crafts from lids

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