Operating a Processing and Manufacturing Facility

Operating a Processing and Manufacturing Facility

3 Creative Ways to Upcycle Plastic Caps

by Todd West

Small and often colourful, plastic bottle caps are usually fascinating, but most people just don't know of clever ways to re-use them. If your local council requires you to remove plastic bottle caps from your waste bottles prior to sending the bottles to a recycling facility, you may find yourself having so many plastic caps that you've got no use for. Often, the first thing that comes to mind is to put the caps in a garbage or rubbish bin and dispose of them at a landfill. But why should you do that when there are lots of fun and creative things you can do with your caps? Here is a breakdown of some crafty ways to re-use plastic caps that are destined for the landfill. 

Toy cars

Small children, especially toddler boys, love the thrill of riding a car. Too bad they can't go to driving school and acquire a driving licence due to their tender age. But that does not mean your little ones should miss out on all the fun. Using small plastic caps as wheels, you can make a nice toy car that your little boy can ride around the house or even in the porch or verandah. If your toddler girl loves cars too, no one is stopping you from making them a cute toy car made of colourful plastic cap wheels. 

Christmas ornaments

Christmas is a great time for family and friends to come together but also get a little crafty. If you've been collecting and keeping plastic caps all through the year, Christmas season would be a wonderful time to put them into some creative use. Adding multi-coloured plastic caps that are stacked and stringed up together would be a wonderful way to accessorise your Christmas tree, for example. You can also make small snowmen using white plastic caps. 


Unlike for windows, most interior doors or door openings within the house do not usually require covering. If you wish to increase the beauty of your interior space, but also want to leave your interior doors or door openings uncovered, you can use curtains made of colourful plastic caps stringed up together. These curtains will help divide the rooms in your house in an almost unobtrusive way. 

The list of creative things you can do with your plastic caps is almost endless. The above-highlighted examples are only intended to give you a general idea of what you can do with your caps, so feel free to come up with your own creative ideas. 


About Me

Operating a Processing and Manufacturing Facility

Hello, my name is Freddie. While I do not actually work in the processing or manufacturing sector, I do have a lot of knowledge about it. I gained this knowledge during one long summer when I helped my cousin who owns a processing and manufacturing facility located in Sydney, Australia. On my first day, I really didn't have a clue what he produced or how the facility worked. However, as the weeks passed and I got to know everyone in the different departments, my understanding grew. I decided to start this blog so I could share my knowledge with others.