Bottle Cap Collector Resource Guide
Collecting crown caps can be a fun and relatively inexpensive hobby. Getting started can be as simple as saving the bottle caps from each bottled beverage you consume. Enlist the help of friends and family, asking them to save their bottle caps for you, too. As your collection grows, you may need to delve deeper to continue to find and add new crown caps to your stash. Some people like to display their bottle caps to show off their collections; others enjoy using the caps for craft projects. Whatever your preference, it's easy to enjoy the pursuit of collecting crown caps.
Use this index to search for bottle caps when adding new items to a collection.
The CCSI provides support and information for those collecting bottle caps worldwide.
Bottle caps can be easy to acquire, making this hobby inexpensive and accessible even for kids.
Explore photos of bottle caps in a private collection to get inspiration for your collection.
This collector's database includes crown cap stats and information for other collectors.
Peruse threads on this crown cap forum to learn more about the hobby.
Collecting bottle caps can be a rewarding hobby, whether you display them or use them in craft projects.
Building an extensive bottle cap collection can be a satisfying pursuit, especially when you are able to add rare caps from around the world to your collection.
Instead of throwing bottle caps away, start a collection and begin adding new and interesting caps to your stash.
Explore ways you can use bottle caps in your collection in craft projects, many of which are quite simple to do.
The largest collection of bottle caps includes more than 101,000 different bottle caps originating from 183 different countries.
Make a magnet collection tool to use to hold bottle caps as you accumulate them.
Try some of these activities for using bottle caps, which can appeal to children who are interested in collecting bottle caps.
Collecting bottle caps can result in a number of exciting crafting projects, such as making a countertop surface or a surface for a poker table.
Anyone interested in getting started in bottle cap collecting might peruse this experienced collector's website.
Experienced collectors share information about their collections here as well as tips for other collectors who are just getting started in this hobby.
This collector shares the crown caps included in a private collection to educate and inspire other collectors.
As you add to your collection, use this bottle cap catalog to search for and identify the items that you find.
Bottle caps from a Coca-Cola collection are displayed on this website along with lots of other Coca-Cola memorabilia.
The crown cap dates back to 1891, when William Painter invented this solution for keeping beverages fresh and sealed.
Part of the reason why the crown cap took off as a packaging device was that Painter also invented a machine that would press his caps onto bottles without breaking them.
Explore the beer cap collection of this family to get ideas for your own collection.
Bottle closures seal bottles to protect the contents from spillage, evaporation, and contamination.
Bottle Cap Madness (PDF)
Bottle caps can be used for many different types of crafts.
Bottles for carbonated beverages became popular during the 1880s, but the ability to seal them effectively did not come until later.
Bottle Cap Mosaics (PDF)
Use bottle caps to make a mosaic on a piece of plywood, then display it in your home.
Bottle caps from a collection can be the perfect material for making a colorful mandala.
Use bottle caps to make earrings, checkers, picture frames, or even candles.