French Macaron Ornaments

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About: Synth chick for electro-rock band, Former Human Beings

Here is another trash-into-treasure project from the depths of my kitchen drawer! I was cleaning the drawer out the other day and saw that a water bottle cap was trapped between two beer bottle caps. I instantly thought, "SANDWICH COOKIE!" If you make these, you can skip the entire water bottle cap bit, but I like using it because it gives it more cookie filling dimension.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

You will need

  • beer or pop bottle caps (metal)
  • water bottle caps (plastic)
  • paint primer
  • acrylic paint or spray paint
  • thick string
  • hot glue gun with glue
  • coloured glitter
  • paintbrushes

*Tip: In order to keep the metal bottle caps looking straight without dents, I take them off the bottle little by little along the edges with a bottle cap opener. If you do it hard in one go, you'll probably leave a dent.

Step 2: Painting the Metal Caps

You'll want to block out any of the designs on the metal caps, so give it a nice coat of any primer and let it dry. You can also just use coloured 2-in-1 primer and colour spray paint if you have it.

Coat them in a couple thick layers of coloured acrylic paint, otherwise. Let dry.

Step 3: Cookie Assembly

If your plastic bottle caps are a bit on the large side, cut a tiny triangular wedge out the side so it can squeeze its way into the metal bottle cap.

Loop some string to make the ornament hanger.

Hot glue the knotted end of the string loop into the center of a plastic bottle cap.

Hot glue the plastic cap into a metal cap.

Hot glue this into a matching metal cap. You have a sandwich cookie!

Step 4: Enhance the Creamy Filling

You can leave the cookie alone and expose the white as its filling, but I like the macaron filling to match the cookie. Make a mini pile of glitter in lid or a dish. Add a small line of hot glue into the opening of the cookie where the plastic cap is exposed. Dip into glitter. Repeat until you get all the way around the cookie. I did it in quarters.

Use a clean, dry paintbrush to dust off any excess glitter off the metal cap areas.

Step 5: Repeat- Don't Eat!

Repeat making all the sandwiches! Hang and enjoy.

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    jeanniel1

    2 months ago

    Too cute and so sustainable. I always wanted to reuse bottle caps somehow, and this is a colorful way to do it!

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    attosajeanniel1

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    Definitely! I hope you try them! :)

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    bigloaf

    2 months ago

    Great Instructable! Don't forget most domestic bottled beer uses twist off caps so cap denting shouldn't be a concern.

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    DenaH13

    3 months ago

    These are adorable! Very clever. How do you get the beer caps off without bending them with the bottle opener?

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    attosaDenaH13

    Reply 3 months ago

    Thank you! I go around the cap on the bottle little by little with the bottle opener, pictured on the left here. On the right is when you just do it real hard with one go. That's a great question. I will add it to the instructable!

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    craftycounterpartattosa

    Reply 3 months ago

    Love these! Another option is to slum it and find a cheaper beer with screw top bottles :)

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    MomoC4

    3 months ago

    I like these! Nice colors just like the real thing

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    attosaMomoC4

    Reply 3 months ago

    Thank you! :) Now to learn to make the real cookies!

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    attosaRayP24

    Reply 4 months ago

    Thanks so much, Ray!

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    Lukillith

    4 months ago

    These are so cool! My grandma has lots of things lying around AND she loves Macarons! She’ll be so pleased with this idea for the holiday season!

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    attosaLukillith

    Reply 4 months ago

    Oh I'd love it if she tried these out! Happy holidays to you both!

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    ButterMyBiscuits

    4 months ago

    Great job, Attosa! I love the creativity of this project! They look adorable.

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    attosaButterMyBiscuits

    Reply 4 months ago

    Thank you so much, Jennifer! Especially coming from an epic baker!