Sunday, June 12, 2011

Celebrating All Kinds Of Fathers

Fathers have all kinds of interests and hobbies. I wanted to find a way to celebrate all of the interests a father might have. Everything used has been either thrifted or repurposed for this project.

I started this project with bottle caps that I painted white. I used Rust-oleum paint so that it would adhere to both the metal and plastic inside the bottle caps.

While these were drying, I painted a wooden 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" frame with acrylic paint and sanded the edges once it was dry. Because the bottle caps would be white, I chose a dark piece of scrapbooking paper for the background. I trimmed it to size and placed it behind the glass and assembled the frame.

When the bottle caps were dry, I glued these directly onto the front of the glass.

The fun part was gathering little icons of things that reminded me of my father. The star represents both his military career as well as the fact that he was the guiding star in my life. He was also a DIY kind of guy as well as a car guy. He enjoyed gardening and taught me to enjoy the outdoors.

This project made me stop and think about the many interests that my father had. Go For Broke Dad!

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  1. I love this- very clever. My dad would like this ALOT.
    My best- Diane

  2. great idea...this just sparked some great ideas for my honey - thanks for sharing...

    found you via monday link ups

    have a great week
    embellishments by tina

  3. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!Beautiful space you got here! Hope to see you onmy blog:)

  4. Super cute! Definitely something to cherish. I would love for you to share this project at my linky party.

    Hope to see you there.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Very classy--Dad will love it!

  6. Great Dad's day idea! I'd love for you to link up at Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks for linking up ~featured on Facebook!! :D

  8. Great way to recycle those bottle caps. Love it!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing such an handsome project... I love it ;)

  10. Beautiful piece of art!! You are very crafty!!!

  11. Such a cool project. I love the layers and depth it has!

    I'm following you now! I'd love if you followed me back at

  12. Oh, this is just perfect, and so creative. New follower via The 36th Avenue <3

  13. What a cute idea - love the bottle caps! I've never used them, but love them in projects... I followed you today from the 36th Avenue Share Awesomeness Thursday linky where I've linked up my quilled birdhouse if you want to stop by.
    Antonella :-)

  14. You did such a fabulous job!! Love the vintage feel!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  15. I love this and wish I had seen it earlier (don't think I'll get myself together before tomorrow)! Thanks for sharing :-)

  16. I LOVE this idea!!! Perfect for the dad who has and DOES everything! :) I features this today on the Fancy This Fridays feature post! Hope you'll check it out and grab a featured button!

  17. What an incredibly personalized and thoughtful gift. I love the way each icon represents something important. Definitely the best Fathers Day craft I've seen!

  18. Well, I'm finally getting around to commenting, even though you already saw that I featured you. :)

    Thanks again for linking up. The paint on the bottle caps makes this so elegant, and I love how you could pick out things to add to them. It makes the piece a very personal and sentimental gift.

    Have a great holiday weekend!

    Tracy Screaming Sardine


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