Show off your Bottle cap art

Discussion in 'Breweriana' started by MackayClanBrewin, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. MackayClanBrewin

    MackayClanBrewin Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 Texas

    Like many others I have thought about bottle cap art. I would love to get some ideas, so go ahead and show off your stuff. I want to see as many pictures as I can.
  2. Thorpe429

    Thorpe429 Poo-Bah (5,513) Aug 18, 2008 Illinois
    Industry Trader

    It's not really too much of an idea, but I guess you could call my avatar bottle-cap art :slight_smile:
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  3. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,552) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I haven't done it yet, but I plan on making a cork board covered with bottle caps. I need to just glue the bottle caps to thumbtacks or push pins and get that bad boy started.
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  4. output01x

    output01x Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Ohio

    Bill Cosby!?!
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  5. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Not mine, my friend's. He's making a table top covered in bottle caps. After hot gluing them all down he'll coat it in a clear epoxy to fill in all the gaps.

  6. BeerThursdays

    BeerThursdays Crusader (709) Feb 28, 2010 Delaware

    Not really art, but I put magnets on caps and stickers and put them up on the metal space in my drop ceiling.

  7. biniek13

    biniek13 Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2008 Minnesota

    Now that's funny!! :slight_smile:
  8. JohnWaynes44

    JohnWaynes44 Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2007 Wisconsin

    See avatar..I started another for a friend but ran out of red bottle caps. The budweiser caps (that he drinks) have gold ring around them and didn't look quite right. I will probably have enough red caps to finish his flag in about 2020.
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  9. PaulQuinn

    PaulQuinn Initiate (85) May 27, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Do you paint the caps or are they actually that color?
  10. Jenray

    Jenray Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2007 Texas

    No so much bottle cap art as a bottle cap arts and crafts project, but here is a bottle cap hat band I made last summer.

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  11. mindfuldave

    mindfuldave Devotee (443) Mar 22, 2011 New Jersey

    Not bottle caps, but this is some beer art.

  12. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

  13. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,654) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    [​IMG]I can guarantee that a bar top will last at least 30 years (only one cigarette burn, too); what I can't guarantee is that you will be that excited about your selection of caps that many years down the road. I guess it's like a tattoo- make a decision that's meant to last :wink:.

    Sorry about the lighting- the man-cave tends to be a bit dank...
  14. Jcb890

    Jcb890 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2008 Massachusetts

    I would love to do this as well.
  15. AleLovinRuskie

    AleLovinRuskie Initiate (103) Feb 10, 2009 Massachusetts

    Grab a few cases of SN Celebration next winter, and you should have plenty of red caps to get it done!
  16. dholway

    dholway Devotee (429) Jul 1, 2004 Massachusetts

  17. grizzlyninja

    grizzlyninja Initiate (65) Jan 27, 2011 West Virginia

    id love to share my "art" so can someone help a computer idiot how to post a pic.
  18. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

    go here upload pic, then copy and paste the link provided off to the side back here on the forum. so easy even a caveman can do it.
  19. grizzlyninja

    grizzlyninja Initiate (65) Jan 27, 2011 West Virginia

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    grizzlyninja Initiate (65) Jan 27, 2011 West Virginia

  21. mintjellie

    mintjellie Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2005 Ontario (Canada)

    did you just buy a hat with a hatband and glue the caps on?
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  22. Jenray

    Jenray Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2007 Texas

    I bought the hat, took off the hat band that came with it, and then made my own. I measured to see the length I'd need for the hat, bought the ribbon, determined the number of caps I'd need to cover the ribbon, and then went through my cap collection to pick out my favorites. I thought of several ideas for attaching the caps, including hot glueing, but was afraid I'd always have to worry about them coming off. So instead I made a small hole on each side of the crown (I just used a small nail, hammer, and a little block of wood to make the holes) and sewed each one on with heavy duty thread. I was going to then hot glue the band onto the hat, but realized it stayed on fine without the glue, and this way I can take it off and use it on other hats if I want to. It was a fun and easy afternoon project.

    And I HATE seeing typos in my posts. Of course in my original post I meant to say "NOT so much ......." Ugh
  23. mintjellie

    mintjellie Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2005 Ontario (Canada)

    It's a pretty cool hat. Very funky, and I doubt you'll ever come across someone else with a bottle cap hatband.
  24. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,411) Sep 24, 2007 Kyrgyzstan

    My friend, BA OKcomputer, bought a lamp with a glass base and filled it with beer caps. He'd pour some in, then line his favorites/best looking along the outside. Took a couple years, but we got it filled.
  25. MSgal

    MSgal Initiate (0) May 10, 2012

    This is one thing that I've done.
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  26. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2011 Washington

    I plan to do a US map with crowns but haven't gotten to it.
  27. myersk27

    myersk27 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana

    nothing fancy for me, i just use them as refrigerator magnets...probably have about 150 so far, just started doing this a couple months ago...
  28. brews_lee

    brews_lee Initiate (0) May 16, 2012

  29. Meanmopar

    Meanmopar Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2012

    This is amazing! How do you start making a picture like that? The caps look random up close, but from a distance work perfectly. I've been saving for a while, but was planning on just an abstract design. Way to go!
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  30. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Disciple (395) May 6, 2010 Minnesota

    its missing the chops.
  31. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (188) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    Not sure what he did, but what seems like would work is save a small picture, open it in MS paint, and zoom to 8x where you can manipulate each individual pixel. You then just map the relative colors (each pixel/group of pixels would represent a cap).
  32. Hanzo

    Hanzo Savant (954) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Bravo sir....Bravo.
  33. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    Brews_lee those are SICK!!!! Very nice work

    This is at my local Disc golf course....I always thought it was pretty cool part of the trail

  34. brews_lee

    brews_lee Initiate (0) May 16, 2012

    Meanmopar, Thanks! cmmcdonn is correct. First figure out your dimensions. Then use an image editor to pixellate or grid the digital picture to the approximate size of a bottle cap. Then I just go cell by cell. Kind of tedious. I might tackle something smaller next time.
  35. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Initiate (0) May 3, 2012 Virginia

    2 bottlecaps pressed together, 2 neodymium magnets and some filler and super glue inside, and you've got yourself the best refrigerator magnet ever.
  36. coz

    coz Devotee (471) Jul 16, 2011 Illinois

  37. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    ^ Very phallic looking ^
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  38. DrunkenMonk

    DrunkenMonk Aspirant (283) Jun 2, 2012 California

    Why do I suddenly crave pudding?
  39. midworken

    midworken Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2009 Nebraska

    This isn't necessarily art, but it's my project for my collected bottlecaps. Each tile has a magnet with the brewery and beer name on the back. It also includes a QR code that, when scanned with a phone, brings up the beer's BA page.

    Eventually, I plan on getting several large shadow boxes (like 24"x36") and organize a style in each one.

    It's something that I can change as years go by and update as I get more "prized" bottle caps (I've got about 40 more crowns to put on there).
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