This simple Coca Cola Cap candleholder makes a great gift that almost any child can make. If you know anyone that collects Coca Cola memorabilia, then this is a great craft project for them.
I love this simple craft project because it really does use up a variety of materials almost everyone I know has laying around the house. These simple Coca Cola Cap candleholders also use tapered candle, which are far less expensive than pillar candles.
The kids should be able to make these simple Coca Cola Cap candleholders in less than an hour. I think each one should cost you $2 or less, depending on what materials you end up needing to buy.
To Make These Simple Coca Cola Cap Tapered Candle Holders You Will Need:
20 Oz Coke Bottles
Metal Coca Cola Caps
Go ahead and remove the coke label off of the bottle. You can use a little Windex to help remove any sticky or stubborn parts of the label.
Now, cut off the dome shaped top of the plastic coke bottle. I like to insert my knife, start working my way around until it is removed.
After you have take this top part off you can use you sharp scissors to clean up the edges and make them straight. Now, this is the one part of the Coca Cola Cap candle project you may need to help the kids do. Older kids could probably help younger kids with this step as well.
Now, your dome and mouth of the coke bottle is going to be the base of the Coca Cola Cap candleholder, so make sure it is stable.
Now, make sure you have bunch of newspaper laid out on your table to protect it while the kids work.
Put the lid on the coke bottle you cut off if you removed it. Now, pour in some acrylic paint and swirl it around unit the entire inside is coated with paint. Use red paint to carry on the Coke theme of the craft project.
Now start running a bead of hot glue or white glue around the outside of the bottom of the dome. Place your Coca Cola Caps around the edge.
Now, add another bead of glue above this first row of Coca Cola Caps. Start pressing on a second row of caps.
Repeat this process until you have the entire base of the candle votive covered.
You can use different metal Coca Cola Caps to create patterns on the candle holder.
You could also use vintage metal Coca Cola Caps to make this unique candle holder.
You will see that painting the inside of the dome was necessary since you can see parts of it through the edges of the Coke caps.
Now, add your tapered candle into the opening on the top of the candle holder.
You can add a Coke themed ribbon as well. Simply tie it around the base of the tapered candle.
You could also tie the ribbon around the mouth of the Coke bottle.
For a more contemporary work of art try swirling a solid color of paint inside of the dome. Now, use spray paint to paint all of your coke bottle caps the same color. Glue on as before.