Friday, January 29, 2010

Bottle cap trivet...

I had an unexpected day off of work on Monday. It was glorious! I needed some time to just be home and do some things around the house, so it was perfect timing.

I have seen these "bottle-cap trivets" made up a few different ways, and I decided to try making one with fabric. In case you are inclined to make one, I am including the (incredibly) easy instructions.

First, have your husband drink some beer.

Just FYI- it took my husband 5 months and a board game party with 15 of his friends to come up with this many bottle caps. I definitely won't be complaining about that one. Everything in moderation, right?

I prefer to use an assortment of fabrics. You could do this with one fabric as well, but it just wouldn't be as colorful!

I cut some circles that were a little wider than the bottle caps.

Then, sew around the edges like so...

Here you can see the width of the fabric in comparison with the bottle cap.

Finally, pull on the thread to tighten the fabric around the bottle cap.

Then, make a million of those. After 3 hours, 2 large cups of coffee, and 6 episodes of "Ruby and the Rockits," I finally had enough to assemble the finished product.

As I painstakingly sewed them together, I thought, "there must be a better way to do this." But, it escaped me so I just kept sewing.

And Voila! A bottle-cap trivet that is definitely too pretty to use just yet...

What have you been making lately?


  1. Well you are definitely more crafty than I am...I don't even have time to crochet anymore, my life is so wrapped around music and theater, lol. But I love my life, so I guess I shouldn't feel guilty about not being crafty. ;)

  2. So pretty!! I absolutely love it. Even better in real life!!

  3. Hi Michela! I clicked over from the Germanns' blog and I am not even kidding you, I MUST make this trivet because O MY GOODNESS it kills me with awesomeness. I have just the fabric scraps to use for it, too.

    Also, I am loving looking around your bloggy digs! Nice to 'meet' you.

  4. I love this! It's soooo cool!!!!!



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