Custom Bottle Cap Button Tutorial


Last month I was honored to be invited by Jessie At Home to share a craft project on her site. Jessie’s blog features pretty stitched projects including free and for purchase knit and crochet patterns. If you are a stitcher, I highly recommend you checking out her work. She has so many fun ideas… I could spend days there being inspired.

Despite my love of all things crafty, I only knit at a basic level and I’ve left the crocheting to my daughter, Tess. She has mastered this talent that she inherited from her great grandmother and I’m content to accept that this skill has skipped my generation. However, I knew I was going to need her insight to come up with a unique design. Jessie was interested in a project to compliment a knitting or crochet project and with a little help from my resident crocheter, we came up with the perfect idea. 

As part of my guest post, Tess and I designed bottle cap buttons to use in her latest crocheted project. 

Bottle Cap Buttons | Storypiece.net

I love the retro, industrial feel of bottle caps and they are an unexpected compliment to stitched work.

To make your own bottle cap buttons, here are the supplies you will need for this project:

Easy Bottle Cap Buttons | Storypiece.net

DIY Bottle Cap Buttons | Storypiece.net

  1. Select a paper design to compliment your project and cut a circle to the size of your bottle cap. The paper we chose coordinates with the yarn in Tessa’s work and it’s a design that truly captures my daughter’s whimsical spirit.

Simple Bottle Cap Buttons | Storypiece.net

  1. Add a small amount of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to your bottle cap.

Custom Bottle Cap Buttons | Storypiece.net

  1. Place your cut paper into the bottle cap and cover with a bit more Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.

Cute Bottle Cap Buttons | Storypiece.net

  1. Once the paper is covered, poke any air bubbles with a toothpick to get a smooth, even surface.

Fun Bottle Cap Buttons | Storypiece.net

  1. Allow your bottle cap to dry overnight. So quick and simple!
  2. Glue the button backing to your bottle cap and it is ready to add to your stitched project.

Quick Bottle Cap Buttons | Storypiece.net

Getting to collaborate with my girl on this super easy craft was so much fun! We will be planning to work together on something else again very soon.

As for these buttons, there are numerous applications for this project even if you are not a stitcher. However, to find out exactly what Tess created and how we used these cute bottle cap buttons, feel free to hop on over to Jessie At Home.

Have you worked with bottle caps in your craft projects? Or have you ever created your own custom buttons? Who is your favorite person to partner with on a project? 

**This post contains affiliate links. Many of the supplies listed can be found at your local craft or fabric store, but the links have been provide for your convenience in recreating this project.**

 




2 comments

  1. Jodi DeGeorge says:

    Hi and thanks for the super idea! My only problem with the bottle cap idea on a knit item, is that it would snag because of the sharp edges. If you wrap the cap
    in a towel and gently hammer the edges down before you decoupage, then you don’t have the pointy edges sticking up. I would show you a picture to illustrate what I mean, but I don’t think I can add one to this comment. Anyway, greatly innovative!

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