Sunday, April 4, 2010


using bottle caps and baby food jar lids...

I really love this tutorial from pretty little things

  • baby food jar lids, water bottle cap lids
  • permanent marker
  • puff paint
  • versa magic ink pad
step one: draw a simple pattern or design on the lid with a permanent marker (don't forget to reverse your letters)

step two: draw over your design carefully with puffy paint, try to make lines as even as possible (you may have to go over them again after it dries)

step three: let dry for 4-6 hours

step four: use a versa magic ink pad to stamp image (found versa magic works well and washes off the bottle caps easily)

I actually really like the round design that the raised edges of the caps made and the uneven lines from the puff paint--gives an "antique" look to it.


Sarah A. said...

This is *such* a neat idea! I can't wait to try it, & I know the kids will have a blast. Thanks for sharing!

Miss Ellielou said...

Looove this sooo much! Thank you!

Carrie Rosalind said...

Oooh...what a great idea! I'm going to have to do this!

Amy Bowman said...

Now THAT is cool! You really could use just about anything, right?

Ashley J Houck said...

i love this concept! keep up the good work.

Ashley @ {The Appraiser's Wife}

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

This is truly ingenious! Thanks so much for sharing!

Carol said...

So clever! Can't wait to try it with my granddaughters!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

What a clever idea! Just came across your blog & am loving it. I have a MckLinky party called Tot Tuesdays. I’d love it if you’d stop by & share some of your great ideas for tots:


lori marie said...

so so cute on the baby food lids!
thanks for linking my tutorial...
i'm so glad you liked it:)


jo_annie said...

Thanks for all your sweet comments! Amy Bowan--it's true you really can use just about anything!!!

Let me know if you guys try these out for yourselves...I'd love to see!