How to Buy Bottle Caps for Crafts

Two Methods:Determine Bottle Cap NeedsLocate a Bottle Cap Seller

Bottle caps can be used to make a variety of crafts and projects. Crafters create items such as jewelry pieces, hair bows, mirrors and even table tops from new and recycled bottle tops. Skill levels required to make bottle top art range from simple to complex. Bottling and crafts companies sell caps suitable for different types of projects. Gaining tips to buy bottle caps for crafts is the first step in creating your own piece of artwork.

Method 1
Determine Bottle Cap Needs

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    Decide if you will purchase plastic or metal bottle caps.
    • This will depend on your preference and the type of craft.
    • Metal press caps are the most common type used for crafts. Plastic twist caps are also available to purchase.
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    Analyze the size of cap needed.
    • Bottle caps are sold in standard size (as found on most packaged bottles), oversize and mini tops.
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    Evaluate color needs.
    • Standard plastic bottle caps are white.
    • Standard metal caps are silver.
    • Bottle caps can be found in a variety of colors for craft use.
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    Assess the importance of new or recycled caps.
    • Recycled caps have been used and contain an imprint from a bottling company.
    • New caps have not been used and can be purchased blank.

Method 2
Locate a Bottle Cap Seller

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    Search for a place to make your purchases.
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    Know how many bottle caps you need.
    • Some dealers only sell gross amounts while others have small quantities available.
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    Visit a local craft store.
    • Many craft stores are carrying bottle caps as part of their stock due to the increasing popularity of using them as craft materials.
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    Use a search engine to find online stores that sell bottle caps or online auctions that offer craft materials.
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    Contact bottling companies.
    • Some bottling companies may sell unused bottle caps to the public.
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    Ask employees at locations that sell drinks in bottles if you can purchase used caps.
    • These will likely be metal caps.
    • Bars, soda shops and other cafe locations sell bottled drinks and may sell caps for recycling in crafts.
    • Recycled caps will have an imprint and may be bent or slightly altered from opening.

Tips

  • Purchase larger quantities to save more money.
  • Though they might be a little expensive, Claire's sells prettier bottle caps for girls.

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Categories: Crafts