Hello, nice to meet you! I’m Lisa from Condo Blues. I love to recycle life’s castoffs into something clever, useful, or beautiful. On a good day my projects are all three!
I decorate the outside of my house with non traditional Christmas colors because the evergreen branches I would love to use do not show up well on my dark green front door. Fortunately metallics and shine are hot this holiday season and I found both in an unlikely place – my bottle cap collection! I know you will love this Black and Bronze Bottle Cap Christmas Wreath!
If you do not have five years worth of bottle caps in coordinating colors you can still do this project if you spray paint your mismatched bottle caps in coordinating colors before you start making this wreath following the tutorial below.
You will need:
1 18” Styrofoam wreath form
Craft paint and paint brush
77 copper bottle caps
218 black bottle caps
3 packages of black rhinestones (assorted sizes)
Black wired ribbon
2 pop tabs and a small piece of cord.
Use the paint brush to paint to paint the wreath form so the white background will not show through your embellishments. Allow the paint to dry.
It is best to check that your brand craft paint can be used on Styrofoam before you paint your wreath form. Do not use spray paint. Spray paint will melt Styrofoam. Oh no!
Hot glue one row of black bottle caps in the center of the wreath. Please be careful handling the hot glue, it can easily burn your fingers! Guess how I know?
Hot glue one row of copper bottle caps on either side of the black bottle caps.
Hot glue two rows of black bottle caps to the outside and inside edges of the wreath.
Fill any gaps in between the bottle caps with hot glue and black rhinestones.
I waited until the glue was cool before I started to remove the hot glue strings you see here.
Make a ribbon bow and hot glue it to the top of the wreath.
Make a wreath hanger by hot gluing two soda pop tabs the the back of the wreath and tying a loop of cord or ribbon through the tab tops.
Hang your wreath and celebrate!