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DIY Project: Milk Bottle Cap Art

by - Sunday, May 16, 2010

While in St.Jacobs, we stopped at Market Road Antiques. I found these in one of the little booths - they're old milk bottle caps. Don't you just love the typography?



I thought I could make a little art project for the kitchen with these caps. All I needed was some double-sided tape from the Dollar Store and a Ribba frame from Ikea. Removing the mat from the frame, I lined the frame with some polka-dot scrapbooking paper and figured out the layout and arrangement of the caps. I put a piece of double-sided tape on the back of each cap; the tape is about 1/8" thick and provides a slight relief or raise of the cap from the surface.



Its a small detail but adds a bit of interest to the art. Can you see how the caps have slight shadows in certain light?



And here's the finished art "in situ". A little vintage pop of colour in the kitchen!

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16 comments

  1. I LOVE this! I might have to try it myself.

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  2. Love the touch of vintage. Great pop of colour.

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  3. Super cute! I love the touch of red.

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  4. Looks great!!!! Good jobbie!

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  5. Looks perfect there! Great job! hugs from conroe, tx!

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  6. Isn't that store amazing? I always manage to come out with something. Love the art.

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  7. I'm in love with this project!

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  8. I never would have seen the potential in those milk bottle caps. I love the polka-dot background - perfect for the colours of the bottle caps.

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  9. What a great idea! I didn't even know these little milk bottle caps existed. I'll have to try that one of these days!

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  10. Thanks for commenting on my chair post! I love this art that you made. Wish we had such flea markets out west - it seems everyone sells junk, nothing unique like your find!

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  11. Love them... and love how you turned some vintage awesomeness into a perfect little handmade art for your kitchen.

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  12. Great idea!!!!! Wow. That white shadow box frame is just perfect.

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  13. SO clever! We are in need of wall art badly and I think I am going to head to the local antique shop!! Great inspiration~!~!

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  14. Lindsay12:22 PM

    I ordered some milk caps from Ebay and just got them in the mail! I can't wait to put it together!

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