HOW TO MAKE MINI BIRDCAGES FROM BOTTLE CAPS
Packrat am I – self proclaimed Craftahaulic, Craft hoarder, Craft Junkie…yep that’s me!
My momma always taught me to be savvy and to make something for nothing!
Bottlecap crafts seem to be hip and popular these days, combining that with making things in miniature and my love of birds, I came up with an easy way to make a little vintage style bird cage.
Wouldn’t this be a cute place card holder for your next event? Maybe a country themed wedding, tea party or just create one for someone special and place a little handwritten note or photo in side the heart
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20 gauge annealed steel wire (from hardware store)
26 gauge wire black
Permanent marker – black
Needle tool or nail
Miscellaneous beads and broken jewelry bits
Color bottlecap black with permanent marker
Punch eight holes with a hammer and needle tool, evenly spaced into bottle cap. Start with 12 O’clock position, then punch a hole directly opposite at 6, 3 and 9 then 2, 4, 8 and 10. Use a wooden block to protect your work surface
Cut 4 pieces of annealed wire approximately 2 ½ to 3” long. Bend into a U shape
At the 12 o’clock position insert the end of the wire. Bend end of wire under bottle cap. Place opposite end into the 6 o’clock position and bend wire to secure. Repeat this with remaining wires
Cut a piece of 26 gauge black wire to 4”. Wrap around top, securing the wires at the top.
Add floral moss and flower, beads, charms and additional wire embellishments as desired.
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