For those of you following along, you heard how I pondered running over a bottle cap to flatten it. My hubby thought it was a bad idea and later took pliers and a rolling pin to a bottle cap to flatten it. However, I still pondered running over a bottle cap to see the results. I had people worried I would pop my tires--c'mon I bought these in December they still have LOTS of tread left--or worried that the bottle cap would become embedded in my tires--I always planned to put the bottle cap open side down. No one worried that I might embed the bottle cap into the asphalt, but I guess folks realized it wasn't yet July so our asphalt hadn't reached its usual summer semi-liquid state. There were concerns about dirt, grime, and tire tracks but I planned to cover the bottle cap with a cloth. So today commenced THE GREAT BOTTLE CAP RUNNING OVER EXPERIMENT. My husband laughed and took the bottle cap with him so I have no pictorial evidence of the outcome, but suffice to say it was very disappointing. If you are looking to put a dent in your bottle cap then by all means, run it over. If you want to flatten it, try something else. And here is what I made with my flattened bottle cap. And if anyone knows what brand of drink that cap is from, the husband is curious.
The Fine Print: stamp by Unity, wave punch by Fiskars, dot border punch by Martha Steward, pinking circle by Spellbinders, papers by Queen and Co. And yes, I know there are lots of tutorials on the web on how to flatten bottle caps, but running it over was more fun. Next time I'll use my Big Shot. Or a mallet. Or the husband's pliers and rolling pin method.