Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year’s Ball


I made a New Year’s Ball using water bottle caps.  Yes, I realize that sounds a little crazy.  We drink a lot of water around here so I had plenty of lids.  I sprinkled some gold glitter in a paper plate and drizzled some glue to the rims of the caps.  Then, I just dipped them into the glitter. 


I covered a small styrofoam ball with aluminum foil and hot glued that to a dollar store candlestick.  I then hot glued all of my caps to the ball. 

If I wanted to make it drop, instead of attaching it to the candlestick, I could have attached a string and hung it.  But I wanted it to sit on my mantel.  I think it fits. 


You could make an even bigger one using clear plastic cups but mine is mini.  I like things that are mini- they’re cute.  What are your New Year’s plans?  I’m sure mine will be spent at home with the ones I love- there’s no place else I’d rather be.

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  1. Great way to upcycle those bottlecaps (I never would have guessed it)...your mantel looks beautiful.

    If you have a moment today, please link these up to Creative Juice Thursday...

    nicolette @

  2. That's way cute! I would've never thought of that :-)

  3. Genius! Gotta love a good upcycle! Great job!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

  4. Very clever! what a neat idea! love the glitter!

  5. That is super cute! Great way to recycle those bottle caps. Thanks for linking up!

  6. OMG, such a clever craft!! I love it!! :)

  7. nifty idea! i imagine you could make it for any holiday by changing out the color of the glitter.

  8. The mini-ball is a neat idea. I never would have thought of that. I have never decorated for New Years before, your mantel looks so nice!

  9. That is such a good idea! At first, I thought they were those little ramekin type cups that you put jello shots in! LOL Cheap and fabulous!