Forget about tossing your bottle caps into the trash. Put a little bowl on your kitchen counter reminding friends and family to help you collect supplies for your next craft project! Too close to the 4th to gather up enough to make this wonderful wreath? Give friends and family a jingle and ask them to help your cause! If you end up with too many caps - have a party in your back yard in celebration of Independence Day - hand out the necessary supplies and make several - what a sweet idea for guests, family and friends to take home a crafting project!
YOU WILL NEED:
circular wooden frame or foam wreath
2 cans white gloss spray paint
1 can red gloss spray paint
1 can blue gloss spray paint
industrial strength glue
1. On a section of the sheet, spray the wooden frame with white spray paint. Make sure to cover front and sides. It will require two coats allowing to dry between coats.
2. Lay out bottle caps in three piles with the the tops face down. You will need twice as many bottle caps for the white caps than red and blue ones. Spray each group twice, make sure dry between coats. Flip bottle caps over and spray again twice.
3. Glue a single layer of white bottle caps (face down) in a single layer to the frame. Let dry.
4. Alternating blue and red bottle caps (second layer) glue on top of the first layer. Let dry
5. Add several white caps (third layer) on top of red and blue layer.
6. Wrap ribbon around wreath and tie on top in a bow. Nail to door through the back of the ribbon.
Just like the pioneers that traveled across the United States or today’s cowboys, the red bandanna is an iconic symbol of the American spirit. For the Fourth of July use RED BANDANNAS AS NAPKINS (just like our forefathers) and tie with twine. Include a map of the United States and ask guests to name as many states as possible in five minutes. By adding a prize it will kick off the Fourth in a fun with lots of fun and - a little insight as to who stayed awake in American History class☺