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Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 New Year Craft Resolution

Happy Happy New Year Everyone! It's Melody (aka KauaiMelody on the Cricut Boards and CricutMelody on my Blog) and as always, elated to be your designer today.  I would like to share with you my 2013 New Years Craft Resolution.  I am going to recycle my Bottle Cap Stash, and make little ornaments for a live Christmas Rosemary Tree Centerpiece for 2013.  I always run out of time to do this, so I thought I would start ahead and make a few Bottle Cap Ornaments each month, so I could finally have my decorated Rosemary Tree at the dinner table on Christmas.

Here is an example of a Rosemary Tree I buy each year.  Alas, it never gets decorated despite my best intentions.  I buy these at Home Depot for $8.95.

So I have started now on my Holiday Goal, and I have made 3 little ornaments from my favorite bottle caps.  Being a Master Procrastinator, I have shocked myself, because my mantra is, if it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

Minimilist Bling Ornament:

Lots of Bling Ornament:

Bling with Fancy Soda Can Die Cut Ornament:


Acquiring real ornament tops for the bottle caps:

Getting my friends and family to drink this specific beer so I can have my favorite bottle caps:

Pulling out my Cuttlebug and Provocraft Die Cuts to use on my prepared aluminum can square.

Looking at more Provcraft Die Cuts and bling possibilities for next month's ornaments:

Hope you enjoyed my share today and if you would like to see photos up close and personal of altered tickets that I designed for a winter swap, swing by

(Oh, did I mention my second 2013 Craft New Years Resolution - to keep my Blog up to date!!!)

Here's hoping that all of your New Year Resolutions come true.

Joyful Crafting Always,


Designer:  Melody
Machines: Cuttlebug
Supplies:  Bottle Caps, Ornament tops, Bling, Provocraft Dies, Soda Can, Epoxy,
                Scissors, Embellishments of your choice


  1. Super cute! Love this idea.

  2. You do know that you can go to a shop that sells beer bottling supplies in most cities and buy the caps in huge bags for very low cost? Pennies a cap. Lots of color choices. These are precious!

  3. What a fun idea love the cute little mini ornaments. Great job.

  4. Melody, these are so creative! I love the idea of altering bottle caps! I think you are the best at recycling to make the most amazing crafts!

  5. Very nice project. FYI Modela Negra has those kind of caps too!! I hoard them! Our son is a craft brew home brewer and he ordered me personalized caps with my BLOG design on it.

  6. Good luck with your resolution. Love the idea and what a fun project that everyone can "enjoy" being a part of.

  7. What a great idea for those bottle caps I've been hoarding...You make such adorable things with re-purposed items.

    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Cute project. Hope you post a pic of your tree next year, I want to see it all decorated!

  9. Great project. Congrats on meeting your crafting resolution!

  10. You are too funny!! Great projects and a great way to start the New Year.

  11. What lovely little ornaments! I want one of those rosemary trees next year!

  12. Great idea! You are so creative :)


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