This summer has gone by way too fast! I can’t believe it’s already mid-August and school is just around the corner! I’ve been swamped the last couple months with a work, trips, family, and wedding planning (not mine; been there, done that). We welcomed summer with a trip to Yosemite with my father-in-law during his annual trip to the US from Hong Kong. After a week of Bible Camp we made the 14 hrs drive to WA to visit my family for 2 weeks and got to experience their unusual heat spell in a A/C-less apt. As soon as we got back, I got to help plan a wedding! How many of you can say you helped plan your mother-in-law’s wedding? I sure can! Now there’s only 2 weeks left before school starts and I’m prepping for one last trip to Southern California before we get back into the grind of pickups, dropoffs, ballet, soccer, etc…
While getting a few things ready for school, I made some keychains for the kiddos’ backpacks with some of their favorite characters. I had all the materials leftover from a birthday party many moons ago. My daughter had a birthday back in March and asked for a gymnastics party after she had a blast attending a friend’s birthday party at the same venue. She also wanted the birthday theme to be Strawberry Shortcake so I decided to make bottlecap necklaces and keychains for party favors. I looked around online and found the following method to be the most simple and cute for making these bottlecap necklaces/chains.
- Bottlecap size images, printed
- 1″ circle paper puncher
- flattened bottlecaps
- metal hold puncher 1.5 mm
- epoxy stickers 1″
- bottlecap split rings
- E6000 Craft Adhesive
- necklace or key chain
My daughter had a blast at her party with her dear friends and everyone got cute little cupcakes to take home too! You can never have too much cake!