Bottle Cap Horse
Bottle Cap Horse Author: Amanda Formaro Create your very own rag doll bottle cap horse!
- Hammer and nail
- 122 bottle caps holes poked into the center of each
- 24- gauge floral wire
- Wire cutters
- 4 large buttons shank or holed buttons
- 5 medium buttons
- 2 small buttons eyes
- 8-10 twist ties
- Hot glue gun
- Flat nose pliers
To prepare for this project you will need to make holes in all your bottle caps. I used an old wooden cutting board that I didn't need anymore. Place the bottle cap top-side facing up and use a hammer and nail to create a hole in the center.
Cut four lengths of wire, 16-inches each.
Thread a large button onto one of the wires, center it in the middle of the wire and twist the wire once or twice to secure.
Insert the ends of the wire into the hole in the top of a bottle cap. Keep adding bottle caps until you reach 20 caps.
Thread the ends of the wire through a medium button and twist the wire a couple times to secure.
Repeat steps 2-4 for the three remaining legs.
Cut a length of wire 24-inches long and fold it in half.
Gather four twist ties and twist together in the center two times.
Place the center of the twist ties in the center of the wire. Twist the ties together, then twist the wire together to secure.
Thread the wire through the hole in the top of a bottle cap. Keep adding bottle caps until you reach 42 caps.
Use a toothpick to create a hole through the cork. Using pliers to grasp, push and pull the toothpick is helpful. Remove the toothpick.
Thread the ends of the wire through the cork and thread the last medium button on after. Twist the wire a few times and snip off the excess.
Add the legs by inserting the wire between two bottle caps on the body. Wrap the wire around a few times and snip off the excess. Repeat for the other three legs.
Cut remaining twist ties in half and wrap around the wire between bottle caps on the neck.
Hot glue the two small buttons to the cork for the eyes.
NOTE: Pipe cleaners could be substituted for twist ties.