Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Recycled crafts, Recycle bottle caps and wine corks into Christmas ornaments

I have a plethora of bottle caps and wine corks. So I am always looking for recycled craft projects.  For some reason I thought a bottle cap collection was a really good idea.  The wine corks I got from work for a long forgotten about project.  Of course I still have these things because of their potential craft possibilities. Well, lately I have been on a craft spending freeze until I have crafted up some, if not all of my stash(aka hoard).  So I was thinking about Christmas tree ornaments and was pretty sure I had seen some made out of wine corks. A little googling and you will see a lot of cork reindeer ornaments. And not much else.
So.........

I made a reindeer, but it wasn't really my thing. I felt like it should have real sticks for antlers and legs.  But that would have required foraging for sticks outside and adding to the chaos of my craft room.  Then, I decided that I should incorporate bottle caps into the reindeer somehow, so I could at least use up some bottle caps. I placed the bottle cap on the cork and was like wow that looks like a mushroom.  Which is fantastic because earlier I had been considering buying some mushroom ornaments for my tree.  Ever since my mushroom club Christmas meeting, where there was a discussion on the correlation between Santa Clause and Amanita Muscaria mushrooms. Very interesting stuff. Reindeer love to eat psychedelic mushrooms! I always wondered how they learned to fly.
So I made a few Amanita's
Reindeer and Amanita mushroom made from wine corks.


However I was hesitant to use my coveted bottle cap collection on a mushroom with a painted top. Some of these caps are vintage! I mean a Zima bottle cap has to be worth something right? No, well I felt like the caps themselves where pretty enough on their own to be mushrooms. So I made a few more.
Christmas ornaments for beer lovers, and recycled craft lovers bottle caps and corks equal Mushrooms!

Then I took a few artsy photo's of them.
Oh my pretty beer cap mushrooms.

The owl looms over the mushroom forest

Recycled crafting is pretty and fun!
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7 comments:

  1. eeeeeeek I Loooooove them. tooo cute

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  2. Thanks, Renee!
    They were a lot of fun to make.

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  3. These are tons of fun - I'm featuring this project at DollarStoreCrafts.com on 12/25!

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  4. Thanks everyone! Looking forward to your post Heather. I am working on some holiday legwarmers right now!

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  5. Jessica have you made melted snowmen? they are so cool,and if you hang in front of the lights it makes them glow that color :D

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  6. I haven't made the melted snowmen. That sounds cool though, what are they made out of?

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