If you are looking for an easy Earth Day craft, you need to start looking at the things you normally throw away. One of the best things we can do to help save our planet is to stop throwing away so much trash. There are so many things that we throw away or recycle every single day that could actually be put to use in our homes. Egg cartons are great for starting seeds for the garden. Vegetable scraps make wonderful compost for our yards. Cardboard cereal boxes can be cut up and used to make homemade car air fresheners. We can do our part to save the environment one piece of trash at a time! So, to create the best earth day craft this week, I decided to use something most people throw away every single day: metal bottle caps! Get the directions below and I am including a couple affiliate links in the post for supplies you might not have.
Earth Day Craft: Bottle Cap Garden Art
When my husband and I moved into our house 10 years ago, we installed a bottle cap remover on the wall next to the refrigerator. Every time he removes the cap from a bottle of beer, it goes in the box. We now have a VERY full box of bottle caps so I have been looking at bottle cap crafts for the last few weeks. Since it is time to get my garden started, I figured these metal bottle caps would make a cute garden craft to add a splash of color to my back yard. This garden craft is incredibly easy to make and if you supervise young kids with the hot glue gun, even kids can have fun with this.
For this easy Earth Day craft, arrange the bottle caps as shown above. You will need 1 bottle cap in the center and 6 around the outer ring. Place them upside down on a piece of newspaper.
Hot glue all the bottle caps together. Do this gently so they don’t all separate before the glue is dried. You may want to do this twice to make sure it is very sturdy.
Hot glue the skewer to the back of the metal flower. Let cool.
Flip over your flower and paint as desired. I chose white for the center and pastels for the outer ring. I added a few polka dots for a touch of whimsy. You could leave these unpainted if you want a more ‘natural’ look to your garden art! You will need 2 to 3 coats of paint to completely hide the bottle cap.
Once your paint has dried, add a light coat of ModPodge. Let dry.
Place your garden art in the garden and enjoy your easy Earth Day craft! You have saved a few pieces of trash from the dump!
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