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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89 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

    • 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?

      • 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

    • Anonymous says:

      Are you you still looking ? I have thousands of icehouse beer caps really

    • Kay says:

      Heads up I’m in Canada. I know it’s been a while since you posted, but I work at a bar and I’ve been collecting them. I have about 2 gallons… Looking for a charity to take them and hopefully make wheelchairs out of them or something rather. I’ll gladly give them to you if it would make you or yours happy.

  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

  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

  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 ..happy Recycling :)

  18. Scott says:

    Does anyone have any bottle tops left i need them asap please email if you have any

  19. lilleth says:

    Does anyone here still need beer caps? I have hundreds of them and trying to figure out how to recycle.

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