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.
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:
- Clean bottle caps – (no need to pop them off of bottles)
- Cute Paper
- Circle cutter or large hole punch
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Button backing
- Hot Glue
- 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.
- Add a small amount of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to your bottle cap.
- Place your cut paper into the bottle cap and cover with a bit more Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.
- Once the paper is covered, poke any air bubbles with a toothpick to get a smooth, even surface.
- Allow your bottle cap to dry overnight. So quick and simple!
- Glue the button backing to your bottle cap and it is ready to add to your stitched project.
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.**