Bottle Cap State Art

Beneath My Heart
by Beneath My Heart
I made this super easy wall art for my son's room with wood and bottle caps.
I love celebrating our beautiful state, Kentucky, with this project!
Click on the link below for the tutorial:
Bottle cap state art
Bottle caps are so much fun to collect, but if you are not a collector, you can find a variety of bottle caps on sites like Ebay. You can purchase old ones, new ones, all one color, or a ton of different colors. I wanted my art to be bright and colorful, so that is what I ordered!
bottle cap state art
I used 1x4's to create the backdrop for my bottle cap art! I didn't even use any nails, just Gorilla glue to hold them together with smaller, vertical 1x4's on the back. I stained my wood a "weathered gray" by Minwax, but you could paint your wood if you wanted to.
bottle cap state art
After tracing the outline of the state of Kentucky on the wood with a projector, I hot glued the bottle caps inside the outline. EASY!
bottle cap state art
I LOVE the way it turned out, and so do my boys! It is such a colorful and unique addition to their room. Click on the link below to see more details. Thanks!
Beneath My Heart
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  • Shirley Hines-Lee Shirley Hines-Lee on Feb 04, 2022

    LOL, UK and U of L best in-state rivalry!!! Love the project ❤️❤️ would be cute to put the school mascot or initials on top of the one bottle cap in that city. Been a BBN member for years, now my granddaughter is a Sophomore at U of L! I must be a double dipper now. Go Cats!💙 Go Cards!❤️🖤

  • Katherine Katherine on May 27, 2022

    I LOVE this project!!!! I have a Kentucky guest room that I think I will make this for. It has a hunt scene border with our historical stone wall in the background. I have a KY poster above the bed displaying KY memorabilia like a UK Jersey, a limp of coal, a bottle of bourbon, a thoroughbred and blanket of roses, a trophy, tobacco, and other items, I have two leather covered horse statues, a Ky pillow with U of K , U of L, a cardinal, a wildcat, tobacco, the word KY, outline of our state and other KY memorabilia embroidered on it which my husband splurged on from Two Chicks and Company in Lexington, and a small red sign that I found when Home Goods opened in Nicholasville. It has a star and the words, “The Vineyard”, stenciled in white. The Vineyard is an area in Jessamine County where we raised our children. My husband was the mayor of Nicholasville. He lost to a man named Russ Meyer. Russ’s wife owns Two Chicks and Company. When I told my husband that I saw a pillow that I was just dying to have, but it was too expensive; he called Russ’s wife. She told John that she would drop it off at our house just before they went to midnight mass with their two children on Christmas Eve. This tells others what Ky people are truly like. I’m reminded of their kindness and the great state that we live in every time I go in our guest room. Kentuckians are very proud of our state and our neighbors. Thank you so much for sharing this project. I have one empty wall that was just waiting for this. Of course, I will definitely have to include the bottle top from soft drink created and made in Winchester, KY, Ale 8 1.