Bottle Cap Mirror and Football


This will probably not surprise anyone, but I am not a huge football fan.  I can watch the Tour de France with the best of 'em, but NFL football?  Not so much.  Today, though, I have a burning desire to see the Ravens playoff game.  I'm sort of feeling very Maryland lately.  I'd even dawn a purple and black outfit if I did purple. 

Which brings me to the mirror above, after the game, when you are done with all your soda caps (or any bottle for that matter), do save them and either a) send them to me or b) make your own bottle cap mirror like the one above.  My kind college students who bartend, Mr. UpCyclist and our friend, Molly, all contributed their caps to the mirror above.  Then, Molly and I armed with hot glue guns went to town gluing the caps down to the frame of the mirror.

Voila!  A bottle cap mirror!  It looks great with soda, beer or any ole' caps you have around.  We discovered it is best to put the "ugly" dented caps on the bottom layer and save the pretty, colorful caps for the top layer.  Yep, we are professionals now and are offering advice ;)  It is a combination of trash chic and coolness.

Go Ravens!

Jen

PS - If you want to see the above mirror in person, you'll have to take a trip to Breckenridge, Colorado.  It is the newest addition to our ski condo there.

9 comments:

  1. Nothing more than that this bottlecaps crafting is awesome awesome and awesome I can say.

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  2. Jenifer - I love a good bottle cap project, myself. But, you knew that ;)

    Jen

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  3. How many bottle caps would you guess you used?

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    1. Hi Lauren -

      We had collected way too many bottle caps. I asked some bartender friends to save them for me and my beer-drinking friends. I think we had three target bags full, but probably only used 1.5 of them.

      Send a photo if you make one.

      Jen

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  4. would like to know how this is made.

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    1. Herklax5- I just collected a ton of beer bottle caps. Using hot glue, a friend and I glued them onto an old wood mirror. Voila, that's it!

      All the best,
      Jen

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  5. I realize that nothing is fair but I'm still trying. I just want to do my best and what is possible
    povaup

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