December is rolling right along, and decorations of the holiday spirit are everywhere. One of my favorite holiday traditions over the last few years has been making ornaments, especially when they incorporate the practice of reduce-reuse-recyle! I’ve found that making ornaments in this way is a process that isn’t just good for the environment, but a great way to bring creativity and personality into your seasonal celebrations.
So this year, let’s get together and make our own ornaments using Guayakí’s tereré bottle caps! Where to begin? Well first, give your caps a good washing, locate some paints, and let’s get to work with whatever themes of the season call to you. I decided to go with painting my favorite winter symbol- the Amanita Muscaria! The beauty of this project is that the options are endless and these little caps are the perfect size to decorate however you feel fit. Plus, they work well in all spaces that need a little decor, not just a tree. Try hanging them from clear line in a window, from the ceiling, or make a garland with them! Whatever you decide to do, this craft is versatile, unique, and the perfect activity to do with loved ones, or on your own as personal downtime.
- 20 or more Guayakí Yerba Mate tereré caps
- Drill + 1/16th Drill Bit or Hammer + Punch
- Fishing Line, Twine, Or Reusable Hooks
- Decorating Supplies of Choice: Think eco-friendly glitter, paint, + natural materials if you can! Always use what you have first and get crafty with what you have lying around already or can source from your neighborhood.
- Clean all caps to make sure you get rid of any residue.
- Carefully place the side you desire the hole on a flat drill-able surface. While holding cap in one hand and the drill in the other, slowly drill until you pierce through all the way. Clean up around drill hole area for any sharp edges.
- Decorate to your heart’s desire! Or leave the cap alone and have a Guayakí themed tree? Either way they will turn out awesome.
- Cut 10 inch pieces of twine, or clear fishing line. Bring both ends together and tie into a single knot. Then take the other end and loop it through the cap hole and back through the tied ends to create a secure loop.
- At the end of the season store ornaments in a reused seal bag and cherish them forever! You can always re-decorate them each year if you feel like changing it up also.
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