Last Sunday because the designated day for beer bottle cap arts and crafts. It just happened, what can I say.
I've been collecting bottle caps for about 2 years now. I save them in an ugly cookie jar on my kitchen counter than my mom gave me. (She probably intended it for cookies, but she doesn't know me too well.) When the cookie jar gets full, I transfer the caps to an old cheese ball container. I only keep ones that aren't too bent out of shape, and I toss the blank ones. They have to have a brewery name to be kept!
I've always wanted to do a beer cap table. I have an old Ikea table from college that was my intended target. I laid out a pattern on the table...
|It's a wheat beer glass!|
|We found this... attractive... painting|
|The price was right!|
|First, we laid out the pattern. I took a picture to reference later.|
|We sanded and painted Medusa black. It took 2 coats.|
|Painted the inside of the frame red. I love the color.|
|Old mylar blankets make excellent dropcloths|
Meanwhile, I got to work on the art.
|Gluing. While drinking beer, obviously.|
|Yes, my $2.99 glue gun is pink.|
|Voila! I am an artist!|
Before long, I was done!
|Finished product... well, sort of.|
The scary part? I have more than enough caps left over for another table. So, stay tuned!
I case you were wondering, these are the breweries represented in my table/wall art. (I've already mentioned Goose Island and Saugatuck). Thanks for making cool caps! (Revolution, get with the program! I want to represent you!)
Chicago Beer Company
Milwaukee Brewing Co.