Bottle Cap Wrap Vase
Kenny Chavez attaches a recycled bottle and bottle caps to his wrap vase.
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Materials and Tools:
5-1/2" x 10" board sanded and painted
14 rusted bottle caps
2' length of bailing wire
4, 6" lengths of bailing wire
3" rusted can lid
2 tin cans
rusted tin sheeting
colored tin sheeting
hammer and nails
needle nose pliers
1. Make a hanger by cutting a 4-inch piece of bailing wire with pliers, pinching it in the center to make the letter "V" and curling each end into a small tight circle with pliers. Nail the hanger to the back of the sanded and painted 5-1/2" x 10" board.
2. Cut a can lid in half and nail each piece to the top and bottom of the board.
3. Hammer 14 bottle caps flat and nail seven of them in a row along the top edge and seven along the bottom edge of the board.
4. Curl the end of a 2-inch piece of bailing wire with pliers tightly and twist the wire three times. Wrap the bottle tightly with the wire. Curl the wire below the bottle and leave 3-inches of wire. Cut the excess wire. Nail the top wire above the bottle to the board.
5. Curl the wire below the bottle and nail it to the board.
6. Cut two flowers out of colored tin sheeting and four leaves out of rusted tin sheeting.
- Nail two leaves on each side of the bottle.
- Nail a flower in the center of the leaves.
7. Cut four 3-inch wire strips. Curl them into S-shapes. Nail two wires at the top on either side of the bottleneck and two wires at the bottom of the bottle facing inward.