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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bottlecap Blooms

I love flowers.  What girl doesn't?  But, this being the month of January...there aren't too many flowers blooming these days.  I miss flowers.
What's a girl to do?  How about make your own blooms...an easy-peasy project, I promise.
Supplies needed: pages from an old book, bottlecaps, scissors, glue, magnets, glitter{I used Stickles}, a 1-inch hole punch, a circle cutter.
Now I don't own a circle-cutter, so I had to make my circles the old-fashioned way.  Placing several book pages in a stack, I traced around the top of a mason jar to make a circle and then I cut around it. Holding my circle pages together, I cut from the edge towards the center, all around, creating "petals".
Then, I scrunched my paper flowers a bit {I also sprayed one with TatteredAngels Glimmer Mist and inked another...optional steps} and glued a bottlecap to the center.
I used a variety of embellishments to place in the bottlecaps.  One bottlecap, I chose to print out "seek joy" and use my hole punch to make a center.  I also used a stamp and a pre-made die-cut image.  I glued the centers to the inside of the bottlecaps and then placed an epoxy dot{optional} on top of them. 
You could use just about anything...a vintage button, a bingo calling number, a flower, or even an old clip-on earring.  Whatever you want.  I made magnets out of my blooms, but you could use them without as an embellishment for a card or scrapbook layout.
I found it worked best to glue each "flower" page to the next...creating layers.  On the back, I glued another bottlecap with a magnet glued to it. 
And for just a bit of shimmer, I added some Stickles{cinnamon} to the edges of my petals.  And there you have it..."fresh" flowers for wintertime!
Keep on blooming!

8 comments:

  1. these are so adorable leah. and they look pretty easy which is right up my alley.

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  2. Love these!! I may just have to give it a try!!

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  3. Oh I love this....I was just on Leah's blog and had to come right on over here!
    I am inspired to play with novel pages now! thanks so much!

    Swing on over to my blog and enter my Flash Giveaway....it ends tomorrow....

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

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  4. They are beautiful. Love them.

    Hugs Bente

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  5. Sweet flowers! Love the glitter on the edges.

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  6. These are really lovely. I would also like to try this use of bottle caps.

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  7. Very nice flowers. I'll try to do that...

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  8. Hi Leah:
    I'm a new follower and found ya thru Pinterest! I have made my version of the bottle cap flowers this morning and was wondering if I could like up to my blog. I just followed you and I'm here. http://junkdogcircus.blogspot.com/
    Thank you for the great inspiration!
    Blessings,
    Denise

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