Thursday, 7 June 2012

Fancy ribbons and bottle caps magnet tutorial

This project was published in Scrapbooking. com August 2012 issue
It's was quite along time since I made a real tutorial, so I decided to make one again for all of my blog readers and hope they will use it some day.
This fancy ribbons and metal bottle caps project is an easy and simple , so even kids can  do it (OK, 10 years old ones as we still need some  handy  skills)
First,  here is our supply list:
Metal Bottle caps : Large, Medium and Small flat one (Bottle Inc.)
Ribbons:Never now the  names, just have a huge bowl full of them on my shelf
Felt flowers : Prima, Epiphany Crafts
Patterned paper: Prima, Basic Grey
Sticker: Simple Stories
Die: Cherry Lynn Designs
Epoxy bubble caps, Pink plastic charm: Epiphany Crafts
Crystals: Kaisercrafts
Tacky tape – 1/4'' and 1/8'' sizes
 Crop -A-Dile tool  or any other hole punch that can work on metals
Magnet and some 3 seconds glue
So here  the easy steps  to make this project
Step 1:
Punch holes in all three  bottle caps. The Large one should be punched twice on the top, make your two holes with a half inch gap. Then make another single hole on the bottom, right in the middle below your first two holes.
The Medium cap should be punched twice: one hole on the  top and one directly opposite to the first in the bottom .
The Small flat cap should be punched once on the top.

Step 2:
Cover the back of two largest caps with   1/4'' Tacky Tape on the back as shown.

Pleat the Purple ribbon over the Large cap as shown on the photo.
Pleat the Teal ribbon over the Medium cap the same way.

This nis how it should look after your pleated both ribbons around the caps.

Add a layer on 1/8'' Tacky tape over the pleated ribbon to keep your pleat in their place.

Adhere a thin white satin ribbon over the thin Tacky tape to keep you pleats tight forever.
 Now you need to remake your holes, as we covered them with ribbons, so go to your CAD again and make the same  holes in the ribbon, using the previous ones as your guide.

Step 3:
Tie a huge and fancy bow on the top of the Large cap threading your ribbon into both holes from the backside and making a bow on the front.

Glue the pink felt Prima flower in the middle of this cap, adhere  Epiphany Crafts blue felt flower on the top  and then add the pink plastic charm with a bit of patterned paper cut into a small circle and covered with a small EC   epoxy cap.

Step 4:
Cut another paper circle to fit  your Medium cap , glue it and add a die cut butterfly. Embellish the butterfly with some crystals . Make a Yellow dotted ribbon tie , connecting the bottom of the Large cap and the top of the Medium one.

 Cut a circle from Simple Stories  small pink doily sticker to fit the smallest cap, adhere it and cover with EC larger epoxy. Tie and small green ribbon tie to connect the medium and the small caps.
Add a magnet on the backside on the largest cap and enjoy your project.
And I also  enter this to some web challenges:
Pretty Little  Ribbon shop- lots of layers and ribbon
RRR- Flowers and ribbons
Bows for Crafty Boots
Butterflies and bows for Crafty Ribbons 
Use  Die cut for Ribbon Reel 


Dee's Craft Room said...

Thank you for the tutorial for this inspiring project. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Pauline said...

Simply gorgeous! Lovely use of these bottle caps, and a great use of ribbon, a beautiful project, so unique!
Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

BEARKIS said...

Very,very good idea,thank you for sharing!Happy weekend!!!!

Helen Berry said...

Wonderful, creative and so very pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight ;)

pinky said...

Stunning creation and excellent tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

Peet said...

This is wonderful Irit!!
Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog

mommyof5kidz said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Great tutorial, too! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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