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Mamma Chia Beverage Cap DIY Upcycle Ornament

Looking to brighten up your Christmas tree with some extra special messages of holiday cheer? Look no further, because Mamma Chia has you covered…with our caps! No pun intended, but we do intend to show you our quick and easy DIY method of crafting your favorite Mamma Chia under-the-cap messages of joy and gratitude into awesome little upcycled ornaments! Happy Holidays!

What you need:

  • Hot glue gun (Parental supervision advised!)
  • Any type of cording, ribbon, or string in any color (We purchased this one at Target HERE)
  • As many Chia beverage caps that you would like to make into ornaments (Pick your favorite quotes!)
  • Ruler (To measure the string)
  • Sharpie (Any color)

Instructions:

  1. Measure out the string to about 5.5 – 6 inches
  2. Mark a dot on the back of the cap on where you want the string to point up (This is just to make sure it is glued in the right spot and stays straight!)
  3. Tie the string together at both ends so that it makes a loop
  4. Make a small dot of hot glue and place the tied end on the glue
  5. Add another dot of glue on top of that to ensure the string is attached and let dry for a couple minutes
  6. Voila! Your new ornaments are done and are ready to be hung!

Magical Upcycled Tealights

Magical Upcycled Tealights

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Magical Upcycled Tealights | Mamma Chia blog

Do you enjoy the inspirational quotes you find underneath our caps? One Mamma Chia fan loved them so much she created this amazing DIY that we get to share with you! Light up your home or backyard summer BBQ with these Magical upcycled bottle cap tealights created by Julie Divinski, of Soy Wicks & Sticks! These candles are so simple to make that once you’ve burned it all the way down to the wick you can refill the lids again with scents like Bonfire Bliss, Cucumber Mint, Lavender, or Cranberry Salsa (pictured). Unleash your creative soul and brighten your spirits with one-of-a-kind scents for yourself or your friends!

Magical Upcycled Tealights | Mamma Chia Blog

Magical Upcycled Tealights | Mamma Chia blog

Supplies: 

  • Pouring pitcher
  • Large wooden spoon
  • Single electric burner or large sauce pan filled with water
  • Digital cooking thermometer
  • Electric glue gun
  • 1/2 lb. soy wax flakes
  • 1/2 ounce fragrance oil (specific for candle making)
  • Tea-light wicks (pre-tabbed wick)
  • Colored dye chips (optional)
  • Mamma Chia Beverage caps

Instructions: 

  1. Pour the soy wax flakes into a pouring pitcher and place on the electric burner or in a saucepan filled with water using low heat.
  2. Plug in hot glue gun, once warm, add a spot of glue on the metal tab of the tea light wick and place in the center of the Mamma Chia bottle cap. Set aside to cool.
  3. Melt the soy wax flakes and remove from heat once the temperature reaches 180 degrees.
  4. Using your wooden spoon add shavings of colored dye chip and your fragrance oil. Stir well for approximately 1 minute. Remove the spoon and allow the wax to cool to 135 degrees.
  5. Once the wax has cooled, slowly pour the wax in the Mamma Chia caps you set aside in Step 2, allowing the wax to set and harden.
  6. Light and enjoy your Magical Mamma Chia Tea Lights.