Bottle Caps and Yo-Yo’s

Now that the summer is coming to a close and you have a hoard of bottle caps sitting in a zip-lock bag (Oh you don’t? After you see this you WILL begin to collect those bottle caps. You will even begin to solicit them from friends, family, and co-workers.)

Fussy cut a 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 circle to make a 1 1/4 inch finished yo-yo. Or you could use Clover’s “Quick” Yo-Yo-maker -size small.


Before pulling the threads to make the yo-yo, insert a bottle cap and then pull the threads to enclose the cap. Tack the yo-yo caps together to form any shape trivet you wish.

I haven’t tried the trivet yet, but I will use caution on my wood table as I don’t know if the weight of the item on top of the trivet will make a mark in the wood from the crimps of the bottle caps. Remember there is only a piece of material covering the sharp crimps of the cap. Also, you need to make sure the bottle cap itself in not bent from using the opening tool. Twist caps are best. Have fun!



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