From Packaging To Princess Peach

From Packaging To Princess Peach

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Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 16, 2010

We're talking about recycling your tech this month, but what about recycling other items to form nerdy nods to the electronics in our lives? This Princess Peach masterpiece is made exclusively out of bottle caps, 980 to be exact and completely knocks out proverbial socks right off! See how it was made and learn how to create your own, after the jump!

Instructables user skeplin decided to enlist his entire family in the act of collecting bottle caps. They saved for several months and he enlisted the children's help to wash them off before beginning. He found a small image of Princess Peach and assigned 26 different color codes (a process which he explains in the Instructables tutorial) to each of the pixels and sets to work.

Using a dowel rod, he hand paints each lid, opting to not use spray paint as he wanted to mix his own custom colors. The dowel holds each cap so he didn't paint his fingers in the process. Once they're all painted, he started assembling them on a custom made frame that would hold them all in place.

Check out the video above and the tutorial over at Instructables to check out his process on putting together your own. It would be a great way to add a little pop of color to your home office or even your children's rooms without spending much — outside of the soda of course!

Image: Instructables user skeplin

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