Attendees to the 2021 Show and Sale were issued a creative challenge. Take any lid or cap, creative something using it, and bring it to the 2022 Show for display. Those who accepted the challenge were entered in The People’s Choice Award and won free entry to the Sale. In 2022 more than 20 entries were received!
2022 People's Choice Award Winner
POND WINTER WONDERLAND
Using a beautiful blue lid, the winning Creative Caps project is a winter pond vingette. Different size trees frame the scene, which is complete with snowman and snowball fight.
2022 Creative Cap creations
CAST IRON SKILLET
A cap painted black, a handle added, and breakfast is cooking! Who wants an over-easy egg? This entry also included a miniature Roomba that didn't photograph well, hopefully you were able to see it at the show.
Every item in this backyard scene contains a cap or lid. Flowers and ornamental trees have been planted in caps. The pool is a lid, the steps up to it are caps -- the more you look the more you will see.
Bottle caps create the wading pools for a pair of flamingos. A piece of crazy lace agate serves as a sandy base while a scale palm tree offers shade.
A lid serves as the face of this grandfather clock. This is a perfect reminder to always make time for miniatures!
OUTDOOR BISTRO BRUNCH
Look closely! Every single item in this vingette has been created from caps and lids. As a surprise foreshadowing to the 2023 Take-and-Make Challenge, straws have been used.
This lid is from a jar candle. Flipped upside down and filled with moss, it's used a base for a lovely garden.
Planted in a toothpaste lid; this tiny succulent is sure to make you smile.
Beautiful table lamps with lids for shade bracket a fabulous planter made from a different sized cap. Altogether, this is the perfect finishing touch for any tiny room.
A tiny nativity scene sculpted in fine detail with polymer clay fills this lid with wonderful holiday cheer.
A rectangular lid creates the perfect home for a puppy. Another lid serves as a food dish, while treats have been spilled, no doubt by the puppy who has run off with a stolen snack.
Translates as "a small sample platter" these tiny cakes and pies are definitely small samples of fabulous faux food! Bottle caps are used as pie plates and entire lids create layer cakes.
TEENY TINY TOILET BUSH
Taking a tooth paste lid, which is also found in the bathroom, this creative use of a cap is a tiny toilet brush that fits perfectly into the cap when not in use.
DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS
Why dream of a white Christmas when you can actually have one, at least in miniature, complete with Santa and Rudolph!
TRASH TO TREASURE
Having kept an eye out for a truly exceptional cap, this fancy cap has been turned into a very fancy trash can. Purple accented with silver, an entire room design could be based on this fancy cap.
"MILKING" IT FOR ALL IT'S WORTH
When the twist off cap of a gallon of milk is removed it leaves behind that little ring. As turns out, if you very carefully pull the ring off it's a perfect wreath base. The pinecones have been attached to the ring with wire and the wreath is ready to hang.