DIY Bottlecap Buttons
Bottlecap pins are a unique and alternative way to accessorize your backpacks and jean jackets for school. Though they may be expensive to purchase online with your favorite characters, it's super easy to make them yourself. All of the materials came to under $10!
To make the bottlecap pins, you of course need bottlecaps. They can be from any drink. Mine are from malta bottles. You'll also need bar pins, which can be found at any craft store. To make the bar pins stick to the bottle cap, you'll require any strong-hold super glue. I definitely recommend E6000. Lastly, to make sure the pins stay strong and are protected, Mod Podge will do the trick. Mod Podge is a waterbase sealer that gives the pins a hard protected shell.
Choosing your design is the fun part. You can print out a design and trace the bottom of the bottlecap around it. An alternative is to draw your design. I traced my bottlecap onto paper and drew Holly Golightly inside. Feel free to let your creativity flow with this step. I also took translucent glitter polish and decorated the sides of the pin.
This is where a cheap paintbrush comes in handy. You need to lightly brush the bottom of the bottle cap with Mod Podge and stick your design in. Pour a tiny bit of Mod Podge over the top of the design and brush it across evenly. The amount of Mod Podge you put over the design will determine how long it takes to dry. The amount of time mine took was about 2-3 hours.
Now that the design has fully dried, glue a bar pin to the back of the bottle-cap using the extra-strength glue.
These pins are so fun to make, and the cool part is that you make them your own. I've made so many with my old Batman comic books. You can decorate your backpack with these, like I did. You could also decorate your new leather jacket with them. On top of being fun to make, the materials for these pins are fairly cheap as well, making them a perfect activity for parties, sleepovers, and even babysitting (as long as you're doing the gluing of course)!