DIY Recycled Bottle Cap Wind Chime

6 Materials
45 Minutes
Hello! Hope you enjoy this DIY project! I was inspired to make this project by the many bottle caps I have saved throughout the year. I thought this would be a cute and fun project to hang on my back porch.

The supplies needed for this project are simple! Bottle caps, paint, glitter glue, string, mason jar lid and a hot glue gun! The bottle caps are recycled and the rest of the supplies I picked up at Walmart.

The first step is to paint the bottle caps. I chose shades of aqua and teal to match my décor! I also added glitter glue to some of the caps for a little sparkle!
Once the paint and glitter glue dry down completely spray them with a sealer. I used Mod Podge Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer.

Take your hot glue gun and glue down a string to each side of the mason jar lid to create a handle for hanging.
Cut different size stings to hang from the mason jar lid and glue the bottle caps to the strings. I did different lengths using 3, 4 and 5 bottle caps per string.
Next step is to glue each string to the mason jar lid.
Let it dry and you are done!
For a full video tutorial check out the video posted below! Happy Crafting!
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  • Wilma Turcotte Wilma Turcotte on Oct 07, 2017
    Love it. Is the glue strong enough to stand the wind? Thanks

  • Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson on Oct 07, 2017
    I don't have many bottle caps but my neighbor does and I'm sure he wouldn't mind getting rid of them. Could a glue gun be used or would E6000 be better?

    • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Oct 07, 2017
      Glue guns are great for many things but it doesn't hold up outside. I used E-6000 on this one and it's going on two years now through West-facing summer heat.

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Oct 07, 2017
    Terrific idea! Wonder if you could fill the inside with Mod Podge Dimensional, or would that make the caps too heavy?

  • Shuganne Shuganne on Oct 07, 2017
    Yes, I would love to hear the sound of the windchimes in the breeze. I wonder if you could find various sizes of caps to add more tones?

  • Edie Zsuzsics Edie Zsuzsics on Oct 07, 2017
    Love these! I think I would also paint the inside of the caps. Wonder if that would affect or mute the sound of the caps?

  • Patty Patty on Oct 07, 2017
    Really cute idea. How well is the hot glue holding up outside?

  • Patricia Redman Patricia Redman on Oct 08, 2017
    Wouldn't it be easier to sprinkle on the glitter right after you painted the caps?


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