How to Make a Flag out of Bottle Caps

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How to Make a Flag out of Bottle Caps
Bottle caps can be used to make crafts. (bottle caps image by Christopher Walker from

Bottle caps are usually tossed into the trash once they have been used. Instead of throwing caps away, you can use them to make a whimsical craft, such as a flag. By poking holes into each individual bottle cap, then stringing them together in a specific way, you can create a flag that can be used as a seasonal decoration. To successfully make a bottle cap flag, it is helpful to follow a few guidelines to make sure that the caps are strung together correctly.

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Things you need

  • Wood board, 18 inches high, 24 inches wide
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Nail
  • Hammer
  • Tacks

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  1. 1

    Paint the tops of bottle caps using red, white and blue acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.

  2. 2

    Arrange the painted bottle caps on an 18-inch by 24-inch wood board into the pattern of an American flag. To make the bottle caps resemble stars for the upper-left portion of the flag, alternate blue and white bottle caps.

  3. 3

    Hammer a nail into the middle of each bottle cap, securing it to the board.

  4. 4

    Paint over the nails using the same colour acrylic paint as before. This will disguise the nail heads.

  5. 5

    Hammer a tack into both of the upper corners on the back of the flag. You can use these tacks to hang up the bottle cap flag.

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