Friday, July 18, 2014

Bottle Cap Wind Chime



Welcome!!! If you visit the blog often, and I know you do, you are 
well aware of the fun partnership for the month of July between  






My project that I have for you is a cute little bottle cap wind chime.  
The really exciting thing about this project is that it will soon be offered as a kit from AlteredPages.com. So, check the site in a week or two and you can have everything you need, including detailed instructions, to make your very own chime shipped right to your front door.


This idea came to me when I saw the sweet little 
Barn Swallow from The Leaky Shed. They gave our AlteredPages Creative Team such fun chipboard to play with. 
Pretty cool job this is, I tell ya! 

The next few pictures document the supplies & tools I used. 

(too perfect) 

    

   

Don't you just love my little helper?! 
Gabby sure did a great job punching bottle caps for me.  


 I had to show you a close up of this one. 
Between the artsy cap designs and the fun inclusions 
the thumb numbing punch work was well worth it. 
You can also see that I added big, chunky beads and crystals for
sun catching fun once hung outside. 




Here is my cute little barn swallow painted turquoise. 



Supplies used :
The Leaky Shed -
Barn Swallow

Altered Pages - 
Bottle caps
Bottle cap images
Clear dome stickers 

9 comments:

  1. I LOVE the wind chimes and I will now have to add this to my to do list of things to create!!! Awesome idea and job!!! <3

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  2. Fabulous project! Love the wind chimes idea, especially with those bottle caps, and the little bird really finishes it off.

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  3. I love the look of the wind chime! How lucky Gabby punched the holes♥ Will the kit have the holes punched?

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    1. Thanks Jackie. Yes, I believe the kit will come with caps that have been punched. I was very lucky to have a helper, her little hands were only able to do about 20 punches though. We both had sore thumbs by the time it was all said and done. She loves pitching in on my projects whenever she can. :-)

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  4. What fun! I love bottle caps and have a huge collection so this would be great to make!
    TFS :)

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  5. Brilliant use of the bottle caps, love it!

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  6. What a fun project Steph, and how fabulous that you had a little helper too!

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