Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Prize Winning Rusted Bottle Caps

Acoholism has a bad wrap. Personally, I am blessed to have a neighbor across the street who imbibes. A lot. He leaves me rusted bottle caps to glean from the road in front of his house. He even kindly runs over the bottle caps with his truck, so I don't have to flatten the rusted gems myself. Although, some of these I have primped with a hammer so they are more symetrical. The black crud is the road's asphalt I can't scrub out of the caps. I am calling it a bonus, since I can't do anything about it. ;) Today's project was inspired by Margaret. (Scroll down to her April 30 post.) A brilliant use of a smashed bottle cap! And since I have become fixated with crepe paper, creating a prize ribbon was a natural result. Where do I come up with this stuff? Free association. Knitting random thoughts. Oh, and in this case, a kiwi in Switzerland planted the seed. She deserves the prize for "most inspiring" today.



So go rubber stamp up some crepe paper, distress the edges with an ink pad, ruffle it all up and dot it with a rusted cap (or a button would work too) and give it to your best friend, best mom, best kid, best dad or whoever needs to be recognized.

Go. Go NOW. Don't delay. Life is too short!

10 comments:

kiwicarole said...

What a great idea! My sister is turning 40 in June and the family are getting together for a festive weekend to celebrate, maybe I could make her one of these as a birthday brooch? She could wear it all weekend!

Linda said...

I love it!!! You are sooooo creative.

Ashlyn said...

I love it!!!!! What a wonderful idea! And with such enthusiasm! ;0
Hugs, Ashlyn

Ashlyn said...

Oh, my goodness! I just now noticed that the i in friend is a 1! How clever! We must have a bottle cap ribbon tea party sometime soon! (Hint, Hint. LOL)
Hugs, Ashlyn

Anna said...

very cool - I love how you put the inspiration link.. I checked it out.. I really love how you can be inspired by some very cool things and take it and make it even cooler... u rock sister! xo, anna

Margaret said...

Lovely post Nathalie and that's not just because I'm in it! So nice to get a mention just when I'm feeling a little under par. Great bottle tops, the naturally weathered look is in and so is the faded crepe paper, the colours come up some much better when it's washed. What a star you are:)

Jeanie said...

These are great! I am remembering this one for my next "Creative Women's Party," which I hope to pull off in the summer! It would be fun to give everyone their own "prize-winning" ribbon for their amazing creativity!

beth said...

how lucky are you to have a neighbor doing all that hard work for you....hee hee

and I love what you made !!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Well you two are just brilliant, I loved Margaret's rescued bottle cap and just look at you, your cup (caps) runneth over! That is a fantastic creation! I want a neighbor like you, I have to troll strange gas station parking lots for some of my caps ;)

christygrant said...

Adorable! What a creative imagination!