First, let me give a heartfelt apology for my absence! Between vacation and 2 church camps, it's been a busy summer! But speaking of church camp... my family just returned from Indian Springs Holiness Campmeeting. Its an old-fashioned campmeeting, with a tabernacle and everything. Well, we were able to fit in a little crafting..... :)
So, let me give you a little background... people from all over come to Indian Springs. Many people come from Kentucky. And apparently there is a drink there called Ale 8 1. Now... you may know about this drink, but me, I had never heard of it until Indian Springs, where those from Kentucky bring it in. (Georgia soft drink = Coke)...
So to make a cool keepsake, my niece starts collecting bottle caps. But she wasn't sure what to do with them. I had seen these in the mall and on different sites, but I wasn't sure if my idea would work! We asked her mom to stop by a thrift store and pick up some belts. She found this camo belt and leather belt.
I took the bottle caps and, with a pair of flat-nosed crafting pliers, fanned out the edges (to make the cap not stand up as much).
Using my Crop-a-dile (love it!), I punched a hole in the center of the cap and through the belt, where they were to meet.
To attach the two, I "crunched" a grommet on. I know that is not the correct terminology, but that's exactly what it was like! I was afraid that it would dent the center, but it didn't! :)
Here is the camo belt. I really liked how this one turned out (I think because I wasn't so sure it would work!).
This one turned out great, too. I had seen leather belts with caps before, so I felt like this one would look good.
(Can you see those little toes? My photographer... He wanted to help his mama! Sweet boy...)
Before next camp, Hanna and I want to make several different things for her. I would love to hear your ideas! Thanks!