Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bottlecap Hairbows

My daughter has a birthday party to go to for the 1 year old niece of her boyfriend and she asked me to make up a gift for the little girl.  Since I am into bottlecaps right now, I thought to make something for her that incorporated the caps.  Well, necklace is out - too young.  Bookmark - well, she's not into reading alone yet and bookmarking pages.  So the next best thing... hairbows!  Hairbows with bottlecaps.  Woo-hoo!  But I couldn't use the regular bottlecaps because they may be sharp for her if she reaches up on her head, so I used the flattened bottlecaps and I think they look adorable!!!

Of course, I created the image on the caps (so much fun), created the bows, and put them all together.  The pink ribbon was really ugly by itself so I added a sheer ribbon on top and I think it made it look more classy.  The purple ribbon was also ugly by itself so I added some lace to the edges to give it more "umpfff".

I'm really liking the pink one.  The purple I'm not sure how I feel because it's kinda cute but kinda big.  I don't know.  What do you think?



Anonymous said...

Hi, Where did you get your flattened bottlecaps from?

Candy Cake and Crafts said...

Hi Anonymous!

I bought my flattened bottlecaps from this wonderful shop called Aunt Christy's.

Here's her link....

However, did you know that you can flatten bottlecaps yourself using a tortilla press? They cost like $14 at Target. Just press the regular bottlecap and ta-dah...flattened bottlecap.