DIY Beer Cap Flowers & 10 Ways to Use Them

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If you're someone who enjoys drinking beer, or you know someone who does, then these beer cap flowers are a fun and easy project for you to repurpose some of those beer caps.

I’m not a beer drinker, but my hubby does enjoy a Bud or two here and there.

So I’ve been saving the beer caps for quite a while now, hoping to use some of them one day in a repurposing project.

This flower project came together very organically.

I was playing with some of the beer caps in my craft studio one afternoon, and it just sort of happened.

Playing is often the best way for ideas to magically reveal themselves.

These plastic ball flowers were both pretty much created that very same way.

The first thing I did was spray paint the insides of the beer cap lids yellow.

You’ll see why I did that later.

When they were dry, I turned them over and spray painted the tops.

You could, of course, leave the beer caps natural if that’s what you love.

But I wanted mine to be fun and colorful.

I needed something to hold the beer cap flowers together so rather than trying to find something I decided just to use some of the beer caps.

I cut into three caps ever so slightly with regular scissors.

The beer cap edges are sharp once they’re cut so be very careful or wear gloves.

Then I flattened them with a hammer.

I tried to flatten the caps without cutting them first but that doesn’t give you a nice round and flat cap.

To create the flowers, I bent the beer caps into petal shapes with my fingers.

This is pretty easily done by using the thumb and forefinger of both hands.

The flattened beer cap was placed top down on the bottom, and with some E6000 glue I glued a faux rhinestone bracelet piece in the center and the beer cap petals around that.

It was a little finicky getting the petals to stay in place, but the glue gives you time to work. Once I had all the petals down they supported each other.

If needed some painter’s tape could be used to hold them in place until the glue is cured.

When the petals are all in place you can’t really see the flattened beer cap bottom.

I let the flower set where it was for a day.

Once the flower was set, I turned it over and added glue around the flattened beer cap bottom for extra strength.

Then I let the flower cure for another day.

This pink beer cap flower has a pale pink bracelet part as its center.

The yellow insides add some interest to the beer cap flower petals.

And this blue one has a purply/pink bracelet part from that same bracelet as its center.

These flowers remind me of vibrant colorful Gerbera Daisies, which I love.

But different colors could be used for different flowers. Yellow for Brown-Eyed Susans, white for Shasta Daisies, red for Poinsettias, etc.

You can mix or match the inside and outside colors to come up with whatever flower look you love. The possibilities are pretty endless.

These beer bottle cap flowers are a fun and easy project and a great way to repurpose something that would normally be tossed.

Here are 10 ideas for how to use these beer cap flowers.

  • Glue on a magnet and use on the fridge
  • Glue on a brooch back and wear
  • Glue onto a hair barrette
  • Glue on some twine and use as Christmas ornaments
  • Glue them onto a wreath
  • Glue on skewer stems and place them in a vase.
  • Create a wall bouquet sign
  • Glue metal skewers as stems and place them in the garden, or in planters
  • Decorative curtain tiebacks
  • A fun decorative touch on a frame or a mirror

Find more repurposed flower projects on my blog Color Me Thrifty here.

The time for this project does not include spray paint drying time, or glue curing time.

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