How can I reuse or recycle beer bottle caps?

Bottle capsWe already know what to do with narrow-necked glass bottles like those used for beer or lager and plastic screw-on caps, but what about the metal bottlecaps?

Like so many little random things, these lids seem infinitely usable – I just can’t think of many ideas to use them up.

Any suggestions?

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85 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle beer bottle caps?”


  1. Beansy says:

    Im making a list of 100 things to do with bottle caps. You can also make a back scratcher too.

  2. Dani says:

    decorate inside & fill with dimensional glue to make bookmarks, attach a bail to make a pendant or attach a magnet on the back after decorating.

    attach a paperclip to the back & make a tiny scoop for embossing powder, glitter, etc. for crafts.

  3. Anonymous says:

    i made a coffe table and the top is covered in 2,056 coke bottle caps

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you buy a table and then glue the bottle caps to it, it will look really cool. There are many ideas on how to do this.

  5. sue sibert says:

    my granddaughter and her mom & me, the grandma have been tryng to fine the metal -beer bottle type, bottle caps for quite a while. I bought her a little craft kit, it came with about 10 caps, she glues her little critters (from those vending machines right outside of stores) into the caps. Can I buy some from you ? I will be glad to pay postage, I’m not sure how to do that, but really I am serious. Do you know where I can get some bottle caps ? We don’t drink bear, I don’t know what else they come on. I would really appreciate your help.
    Susan Sibert
    ssibert@cox.net

    • stacey kittrell says:

      I have a trash bag full if u still need them just e mail me n let me know

      • Lou says:

        If anyone has lots of metal bottle caps I would love to have them, and will pay for shipping. Trying to keep my daughter busy with crafting this summer!
        Thanks, Lou

      • Alessia says:

        Hi there I’m looking for a lots of bottle caps because I’m doing a frame for my mirror which is pretty big so I need qiet a lot of them. Any chance that you still have your bag?
        Thanx
        Alessia

      • Diane says:

        I would like the bottle caps you have. I’d love to do some arts and crafts with my kids. I’ll pay for the shipping.

      • Jerry Robertson says:

        Hi All,
        If you have caps to share, let me know. I can help with postage.
        You can e-mail me at
        Thanks for your help, Jerry

    • Erick says:

      Try looking for a brew your own beer store. A place that sells everything you need to brew your own beer also sells unused plain metal bottle caps.

    • Lorraine says:

      try yr local pub. I throw hundreds away every week. Was looking here hoping to find a charity that could use them. Good luck

  6. Keith says:

    I never go on here, but ran acrosse it on a google. I had an old neighbor when I was a kid that had bottle caps nailed to a board and he used them for a fish scaler, worked great when I watched him.

  7. Lois says:

    I am looking for beer bottle caps to finish a project.needing more tops than i have.loispilgrim@yahoo.com.au

  8. Medeea says:

    My mother makes tomato juice and ketchup. She bottles it and reuses these metal caps. She has this bronze tool to seal them again.

  9. Jennifer says:

    We have a a couple trash bags full of beer bottle caps if anyone wants them. We want to recycle them, but cannot find a place that does that. If you’re interested, email me at jenn_wozniak@yahoo.com

  10. Alessia says:

    hello there, are the beg still available?

  11. Rebekah says:

    I have a very large chest almost full of beer bottle caps, i would really like to get rid of them but i am not willing to pay any shipping, if there are any interested pls contact me, or if you know of anyone pls share this webpage with them, thanks

  12. Anonymous says:

    I want to know where i can donate them for a good cause. Any ideas?

  13. Suzy says:

    If anyone is wants 10+ lbs (or whatever quantity you want) of mostly Heineken bottle caps, please contact me.

  14. Dean says:

    I have thousands of beer bottle caps if anyone can use them.

  15. Virginia Smith says:

    You could make a lagerphone – a musical instrument quite commonly used in bush bands here in Australia. Do an internet search to get a few ideas. Basically they are loosely nailed onto a stick of wood and when you knock the wood on the floor they jingle & sound great!

  16. Marilyn says:

    I have a large rubber maid tote full of Canadian beer bottle caps. I live in Toronto, Ontario. If anyone would like them, please contact me via reply comment. I was hoping to donate them like people do with the pull tabs of pop cans, but I can’t seem to find any organization that takes them.

  17. Karen says:

    Hi …i have 2 large dog food bags of beer caps if anyone wants them for free …pick up only and i live in Huntsville Ont Canada ..e-mail ..snobhill2@yahoo.ca ..happy Recycling :)

  18. Scott says:

    Does anyone have any bottle tops left i need them asap please email scott94@blueyonder.co.uk if you have any



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