Crafty Holiday | Soda Cap Centerpieces
Soda Caps are terrific sculptural objects whose dish-shape resembles a cute little pie pan. It happens to be my humble opinion that for this very reason, crafters everywhere love bottle caps. I mean, who doesn’t love something that makes you think of pie?
This week we experimented with a few different ideas for making holiday arrangements and one of the ideas I had was to make wire and soda cap “flowers”. My hope was to add an unexpected twist to a casual table arrangement and set the perfect tone for any hip, holiday party!
And the best part? You don’t have to find another task to occupy the kids because they can help!
You Will Need:
For the Bottle Cap Flowers
Soda Bottle Caps (you can use recycled caps like we did or you can find caps in any craft store)
Round Stickers (or colored paper and glue)
Modge Podge (totally optional)
Medium Gage wire and wire cutters
Hot Glue and Hot Glue Guns
For The Arrangement
Pruners and Greenery
Gather supplies and plug in your hot glue gun. Begin sticking the round colorful stickers (or gluing paper cut into a circle) into the inside of each cap.
If you want to seal your stickers (or paper) inside the caps with Modge Podge, do so at this point, otherwise begin cutting your wire. Cut variable sized pieces to the appropriate size of your container. I was using a shallow 3.5″ container for my arrangement so I cut wire pieces from 3″ to 5″ in height.
Using your hot glue gun, begin gluing the backs of two caps with a piece of wire sandwiched in-between each two caps.
Once your Cap “flowers” have been constructed, begin making your arrangement of greenery.
Pro Tips: I make all efforts to avoid using styrofoam to hold my arrangements in place, and instead I’ve found that greenery (like this Juniper and Fir) have such spiky leaves that they hold themselves in the container. If you find that your greenery is not holding itself in place, you can ball-up a bit of paper towel, wet it and place it in the bottom of the container.
Generally speaking, you’ll want to cut your greenery no more than 2.5 times the height of your container. But if you want a low, compact look, cut your greens to those dimensions. Begin removing the bottom leaves just a tad and cutting each sprig of greenery to size. Work on the outside inwards, using the tallest pieces in the center. Choosing different textured greenery will add interest to your arrangement.
Once finished with your arrangement, begin sticking the cap and wire flowers in as you please. Once your arrangement is complete, add water and you are ready to go.
Let the Holiday festivities begin!