Once a year (at least), we all get a little carried away by the excitement of watching our favorite football teams duke it out, or by dance machine Justin Timberlake on stage, and we finish off a few too many beers (and hot wings). Not only are we left with a pounding headache but also dozens of aluminum bottle caps. Of course, you can recycle them. But there are also plenty of other ways to reuse those pesky caps. You might want to let your hangover wear off before you attempt some of these crafty projects, though. To hear them,
- Crochet an adorable bottle cap trivet, or use these trivet patterns.
- If fishing is a hobby of yours, superglue a lollipop stick to the top of the cap, and scale fish with its spiky edge.
- Turn them into fishing lures.
- Stop by a local brewery and donate your caps to be reused on new bottles of beer.
- Superglue small round magnets or thumbtacks and use them on your fridge or cork boards.
- Glue them onto the border of a mirror or frame and turn them into folk art.
- Make coasters out of them.
- Drill or punch holes in them, and thread wire or string through them to make wind chimes.
- If you have a large collection of bottle caps, fill an apothecary jar with them to add some color to your digs.
- Or, check out these unique bottle cap ideas from Craft.