Bottle Cap Necklaces Craft Tutorial

Bottle Cap Necklaces are the hottest little trend going

Bottle Cap Necklaces are the hottest little trend going. They are great for all ages!
You will be the bestest mom in the world when you pack your party bags with these really cool
necklaces. You can find the supplies in most craft stores.
(Wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, or stickers also make for great images in the caps).
Today I am making wine glass charms. First thing you need to do is get all of your material together.

Your print, your

bottle caps (oops, not shown), hole punch, scissors, Mod Podge,
your resin of choice (I prefer Ice Resin), and most importantly,
WAX PAPER!

Oh… and a flat cookie sheet to lay your
wax paper on for a safe way to move your work in progress!
After you have

punched out your prints; lay them on the wax paper and coat
generously with the Mod Podge – Be sure to flip over when
the top is dry and coat the back as well.
If you
don’t do that….. This is what you will end up with!
Heart breaking, for

sure! This is what I keep on hand to remind me to not omit a step!
Yes, I had 24 of them staring at me the next
morning!
Your images are drying
nicely so now is a good time to mix up your resin.
You must be careful

to mix equal amounts of part A and part B mixtures. Otherwise you
will end up with a hot mess!

Carefully pour part B into part A.
(Mixing very gently because you want to make sure you have no bubbles.)
Stir gently for 2 minutes. Did I mention that you need to do it gently? 🙂
Allow to sit
While you are letting it sit for about 5 minutes, now is a good time to add Mod Podge to your bottle caps.

(doing a few at a time)
Add your images while
the Mod Podge is still tacky. It makes for a great glue!
Now you are ready to proceed. Still working on the wax paper, take your resin and using a Popsicle stick, (yes, it’s very technical stuff!) gently lay it on the image so that it flows into the cap. Be careful to not overfill. Makes for a messy cap!

After you are finished filling they need to sit for 24 hours.
It is a good idea to cover your caps with another cookie sheet so that you won’t get dust on the wet resin. (unless that is the look you are going for!)
After 24 hours you can move them to another spot, if necessary, to finish curing.
After 72 hours you are done! Add your necklace and pat yourself on the back for a job well done!
I would like to thank Sam for having me here and I give props to my 4 year old for taking the pictures. I think she did a fine job!!
If you would like to bypass all the steps and just order them directly from me, I’d be pleased and honored to serve you! I have tons of images for just about any party theme you can come up with! Come check me out at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhimsicalGigi!
I also have other items that you may be interested in! Come on over
and visit me! You can also follow me on Facebook (that gives you a
discount, yo!!) http://facebook.com/WhimsicalGigi
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St. Patrick’s Day Tree Craft

After Christmas time my kids asked if we could keep the tree up. They love the bright colors and the lights. At first I refused because I like my home to stay neat, tidy and tree-free (after Christmas has passed). Even with 23+ years of experience working with kids I still have my moments of wanting NO MESSES!

I soon moved past that idea and thought, “Why not, eh? Kids need to have fun – no harm done here.” We decided then and there to decorate a tree for various holidays all year long. So far we’ve have a Valentine’s Day Tree and now… our St. Patrick’s Day Tree! Next up we’ll have Easter and then Memorial Day.


View the photos to see how our St. Patrick’s Day Tree turned out. We purchased some of the decorations at The Dollar Store, made some of them (with printouts from ABCTeach.com) and re-used green tissue paper (from our food co-op pear box) to fill in some gaps.
My daughter had a blast helping with the tree, as did my toddler son!

Craft Submitted by Shara Lawrence-Weiss. You can find more of her ideas on www.MommyPerks.com, Or on her Facebook or Twitter sites. Happy crafting!

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