JEWELRY DIY: Mini Bottle Cap Earrings

When I go craft supply shopping, I like to look around for new products. I came across a line with mini bottle caps. I've seen many projects with the large ones from actual bottles. I decided that they would be perfect for my quirky jewelry needs. I experimented with candy 1st and that was a complete fail. I retried the project using glitter and seed beads for sparkling results! This is a very simple project...a little messy, but good. The longest part is the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic drying, but it's worth it for resin like results. Ok, on to the tutorial...

  • A pack of mini bottle caps - I found mine at Jo-Ann
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Fine glitter - I used hot pink, but any color will do
  • Tiny seed beads - I used 13/0 teal translucent glass seed beads. Any color you choose must be translucent. If it has a silver lining, they will not work for this project. The lack of a liner makes the beads visually blend better once the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic has dried
  • A paper plates - To catch any loose glitter, seed beads, or glue spills. You'll do all of the project on the plates. Switch to a clean one when the bottle caps are ready to dry
  • Stud earring blanks and backs - To make the bottle caps into earrings
  • E6000 - To attach the stud earring blanks
  • Toothpicks
  • Straight pins
  • A small soft paint brush


1) Coat the inside bottom of one mini bottle cap with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.

2) Sprinkle in your glitter or seed beads into the bottle cap until they almost reach the top.

3) Add more Mod Podge Dimensional Magic until you reach the top. Make sure it's not spilling over. A little goes a long way.

4) For the glitter, some will rise to the top. Use a toothpick to gently stir the mixture so the top is even. For the seed beads, if you have any shift, use a toothpick to rearrange them as needed.

5) If you see any bubbles, use the straight pin to immediately pop them.

Follow these steps for all the mini bottle caps. Let them dry overnight on a clean plate before moving on.

6) If there are any voids of Mod Podge Magic and the top of the mini bottle caps isn't smooth, carefully add a little more where needed. Smooth out with a small soft paint brush. Let dry for a couple hours.

7) Apply a little E6000 to the back of an earring stud blank. Press it onto the back of one mini bottle cap. Set the mini bottle cap face down while the glue dries. Let dry overnight before wearing. Do this step for all of your mini bottle caps.

OPTIONAL: If you want dangle earrings, add small bezel blanks to the back of the mini bottle caps with E6000. When it's dry, attach earring hooks to the bezel loops with jump rings and pliers.

That's all for this project. It's very easy. The longest part of it is drying, but it's worth it. I made earring with my finished mini bottle caps, but you could make other jewelry. You would need to add findings to the back to connect them in other ways. Feel free to fill the mini bottle caps with other things. I wanted sparkly earrings, so I used sparkly fillers. I could see these with sawdust, chain, paper, tiny computer parts...etc. What ever you make, have fun with it. Happy Makery!

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  1. Those glitter ones turned out so cool!
    - Jen Allyson from

  2. These are really cute. Great craft idea!

  3. These are really, REALLY cute! I loveeeee the glitter. My daughter would love these! I'll have to pick up the supplies so we can make up a few pairs.


  4. I love, love, love!!!! Very pretty! You had me at glitter!

    Have a great weekend!
    Dee from


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