Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments

Happy Thanksgiving-Week, friends!  I know it’s still just a little tiny bit early to be thinking about Christmas decorations {or is it?}, but my friend Kelly and I got together on Saturday night and made some of the cutest ornaments!  I just couldn’t wait until after Thanksgiving to show you, so here they are {well, some of them, anyway}…
We got the idea from Kelly’s Pinterest board, where she had pinned this little guy from She Who Makes.  Here’s how we made ours:
Materials:- bottle caps
- white, black, orange, and red acrylic paint
- paintbrushes
- ribbon
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- buttons
- scissors
- optional: glitter and/or sparkle Mod Podge
STEP 1: Paint the inside of each bottle cap white.  It’s a little tricky getting it to coat completely, so you’ll probably need to so several coats, letting it dry in between.  You can paint the outsides too if you really want, but we didn’t.
STEP 2: Glue three bottlecaps to a piece of ribbon.  You’ll also want to put a bit of glue in between each bottlecap to hold them together.  Form a loop with the top of the ribbon and glue in place.  {Thanks to Kelly for being my hand model…you didn’t even know I took this pic, did you?  I’m so sneaky like that. ;) }

STEP 3: Use the end of a paintbrush or a toothpick to paint eyes, a nose, mouth and buttons on your snowmen.  Once they were dry, I added some sparkle Mod Podge to mine.

STEP 4: Tie a ribbon or yarn between the first and second bottle caps to make a scarf and accent with a button if you like.

Here are Kelly’s two snowmen:

…and here are mine.  She said they could be the hubby and me, so I think I need to make a little two-bottle-cap one to be Little Crafter, don’t you?
I’m all about it.  Easy, cute, and ridiculously cheap to make…my kind of crafting!  Stay tuned to see some of the other fun ornaments we made together!
Happy Crafting!
Counting my blessings,
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31 comments on Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments

  1. priscilla
    November 19, 2012 at 1:26 PM (2 years ago)

    really cute ! Pinned them , of course ! :)

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  2. Blythe
    November 19, 2012 at 3:59 PM (2 years ago)

    Really cute!

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  3. Jourdan @ Two Million Miles
    November 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM (2 years ago)

    Those are SO cute, Amy! I’ve got all the stuff to do it, so I know what my plans are for the day!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Jourdan

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  4. Grandma
    November 19, 2012 at 11:12 PM (2 years ago)

    What a cute idea…and you definitely need to make a little one for LC…

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  5. 4 You With Love
    November 20, 2012 at 12:59 PM (2 years ago)

    These are super cute. I love how easy and inexpensive they are!

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  6. Kimberly T.
    November 21, 2012 at 3:41 AM (2 years ago)

    Oh, so cute! I love a cute, simple ornament!

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  7. Kadie
    November 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM (2 years ago)

    These are so ADORABLE!! My kiddos are going to love them.:)

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  8. Barbara Hiatt
    November 21, 2012 at 7:58 PM (2 years ago)

    So cute Amy!! Why didn’t I think of this?! I better gather some bottle caps!!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

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  9. MJ
    November 22, 2012 at 5:19 PM (2 years ago)

    These are so cute! I’m always looking for cute and fun crafts to do with my kids. I’m so glad I found your blog! Thanks for sharing!

    XOXO
    MJ

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. The Rosegarden in Malevik
    November 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM (2 years ago)

    woow,,,,that´s cool :)
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  11. Julie redheadcandecorate.com
    November 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM (2 years ago)

    Amy-these arseso cute. My little Valerie would love to make them. Thanks so much for swinging by our Christmas party…first winner announced on Friday. Good luck!! :) ~ Julie

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  12. Jenny Yarbrough
    November 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM (2 years ago)

    These are just the cutest! Thanks for linking them up this week… I’m pinning them to my Holiday Projects board. :)

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  13. Jocie@TheBetterHalf
    December 7, 2012 at 1:10 AM (2 years ago)

    What cute cute idea, Amy! LOVE IT!

    Thanks so much for linking up last week at The Humble Brag!!
    The Silhouette Cameo giveaway is still going strong and you can get MORE ENTRIES by signing up for link party email reminders, sharing the giveaway on FB with your readers, and linking up again. Hope to see you there tomorrow.

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  14. Mandabear Smith
    December 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM (2 years ago)

    OMG! I love it! And I already have everything at home! Cant wait to get started! Thanks for the idea!

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  15. Four Marrs and One Venus
    December 24, 2012 at 5:40 AM (2 years ago)

    Love em Amy! So much I am busting these babies on being featured tomorrow – over on the blog! Thanks for linking up!
    Merry Christmas and give that cute LC a squeeze!
    Jen

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  16. Jody
    November 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM (9 months ago)

    what kind of white paint did you use?

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    • dancers4life
      November 17, 2013 at 9:34 PM (8 months ago)

      Just regular ol’ acrylic white craft paint! Probably Americana.

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  17. Teresa
    December 1, 2013 at 8:46 PM (8 months ago)

    Thanks for this great craft. I shared it with my niece who teaches an after school art class.

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  18. Estelle
    January 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM (7 months ago)

    Bottle cap snowman is so cute but I was disappointed that I could not print the instructions. I ended up just writing them out. Did I miss where I could print?

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  19. Alecia
    February 16, 2014 at 6:48 AM (5 months ago)

    Your style is very unique in comparison to
    other folks I’ve read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just
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