My passion for bottle tops has been a longstanding one (sounds a bit weird I know), but somehow on this blogging journey, I was introduced to the concept of these being a creative tool and I was changed. I could never throw them away again. In fact, when we relocated up country earlier this year, my husband had to convince me that I could not allocate precious moving boxes to my collection (my big collection) of recycling. Bottle tops, milk bottles, egg cartons - I keep these! Hehe, okay, perhaps I am a bit strange. Please don't unsubscribe. :)
Today's post is a little trip down memory lane, sharing some of my favourite bottle top creations from the past few years with you and a new one!
1. I think my very first inspiration for bottle top crafts came via the lovely Silly Eagle Books blog. Vanessa created some wonderful bottle top animals. Pop on over to this post (Bottle Top Animals) to also see a caterpillar, dog, cat, bird, bunny and spider.
2. A pretty "you are the apple of my eye" card.
3. More wonderful inspiration came from the very creative Amanda from Crafts by Amanda. I loved and made her bottle top ladybirds and ladybird jar. (Bottle Top Ladybirds and Jar)
4. I enjoyed making these bats with Little One. They were a great fine motor activity too. They looked spooky and cool when put up on his cupboard door. (Bottle Top Bats)
5. Bottle tops and stickers make for great stamps. Add play dough and you have a fun activity for a little one. And a cute gift! You could also use these to do some printing of course. (Bottle Top Stamps)
6. Bottle tops, glue and sequence make for some fun easy art.
(Bottle Top Art)
(Bottle Top Art)
7. Who doesn't like Dr. Seuss? This bottle top town was Seuss-inspired. (Seussville Bottle Top Town)
8. A fun Christmas Craft... 82 days and counting down... bottle top snowmen. (Bottle Top Snowmen)
9. Here's a great craft to do at a girl's birthday party. Make some designer miniature cakes using bottle tops, play dough and pretty beads. (Designer Bottle Top Cakes)
10. And last, but not least, a new bottle top craft for you, croaked up recently and not shared before. I give you... Bottle Top Frogs! Easy to make, by simply adding pom poms and googly eyes to bottle tops (the star of this show).
My all time favourite bottle top picture must be the one at the top of this post. Those were bottle top cards I made some time back for a children's home party.
PS. And that's not all folks! If you click on the "Bottle Tops" tag in the sidebar of the blog, you will find even more cute bottle top crafts. (yes, more I tell you!)
Till next time.