Friday, March 16, 2012

Bottle Cap Tags

Here's a mini-project I completed today as a part of my spring break sewing room makeover. Bottle cap tags for my new storage boxes!


This was another Hobby Lobby inspiration. I love that store! I stopped by looking for some cute way to label my boxes, but I didn't really have any particular idea in mind. I just knew I wanted it to be cute, and that I would know it when I saw it. So I wandered around the store for a while looking at different options, when I again saw the adorable bottle caps I bought the other day to make pushpins out of for my inspiration board. I suddenly became obsessed with the idea of a bottle cap tag to label my boxes, and was trying to figure out how to make it become a reality. I wanted something that could hang off of a ribbon so that I could easily interchange it if need be, which presented a bit of a problem with the bottle caps. I headed to the jewelry making aisle to see about getting some sort of ring to attach to the caps when I found these:

These were perfect for making into tags! I snatched them up and grabbed a couple pieces of scrapbook paper in my decor colors, along with these little clear adhesive circles that were made by the bottle cap company to be the same size as the caps.

Using one of the clear circles as an outline, I cut some circles out of the scrapbook paper. Then I wrote the box contents using a fine point Sharpie, and glued each circle into a bottle cap. I love the little detail that the patterned paper gives the tags.

Finally, I put the little clear plastic stickers over the top. These really finished the tags off nicely and gave them a more professional look.

It's a little difficult to tell in the picture, but the tag on the left just has the paper, and the tag on the right has the clear plastic "bubble" on top. In person you can tell a huge difference!

Here are all of my completed tags...

...and here they are on my storage boxes.

Don't look too closely at the background of this picture or you will see that my room is still a bit of a mess, although it is almost there! :)

I am all about the details, and I am currently obsessed with the fact that I have bottle caps on my inspiration board and as labels for my boxes. It's such a fun little detail that was not planned out, but was simply the result of random inspiration. I'm thrilled with how my sewing room is coming together!

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