Upcycling or re-purposing metal bottle caps has become a fun hobby for many as well as a way to help the environment. If you spend any time on Pinterest or Etsy, you already know that Eco-friendly crafts are a growing trend. Metal bottle caps are only one of the supplies needed by crafters to make unique creations they can either keep for themselves, give as gifts, or sell either online or at craft shows. Many bottle-cap crafts take thousands of caps to make, and these artists are using eBay to get their supply.
What do people make out of metal bottle caps?
Types of projects vary greatly and include jewelry, wreaths, table tops, wind chimes, holiday decorations, foot stools, decorated mirrors and picture frames, and light fixtures. Look on Pinterest and you'll even see kitchen back-splashes created with metal bottle caps in intricate designs, and furniture like bureaus and tables embellished with gorgeous artwork. True artisans are also making mosaics and portraits out of bottle caps.
How much do the bottle caps sell for on eBay?
Some projects take a huge number of bottle caps to complete. Savvy eBay sellers have figured this out and offer bottle caps in lots, or by the pound. A lot of 1,000 bottle caps usually sells for between $25 - $30 plus shipping fees. Understanding the repurposing connection between metal bottle caps and art is helping caterers, bartenders, and beer enthusiasts make some extra cash on the side. Bottle caps don't have to be vintage or collectible to sell. Here are some examples:
This is another case of someone's trash being someone else's treasure. This could be every man's dream - drinking beer to make money.
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