Folk Art Bottle Cap Snakes (Cute, Not Scary!)

Folk Art Bottle Cap Snakes by

Suzanne, my good friend and running partner, uses an unusual medium for crafting, bottle caps.  Even if you don’t like snakes, you can’t help but like the cute ones she crafts from beer bottle tops.  When Suzanne was inspired to make her first snake, she asked a few local bars to save bottle caps for her project and they’ve been supplying her with caps ever since.  Suzannne’s folk art bottle cap snakes are creations that I think are unique and so very creative.

Hanging in the tree above and in the picture below is Roy G. Biv, a rainbow snake. Look at his pretty striped tail with a hook for hanging.

Roy G Biv


This was Suzanne’s first snake, Elvis.



Count Snake-ula, is a rattlesnake.  Note his fangs and the rattles on his tail.





Green Mambo looks like she’s smiling.

Green Mambo


Our final bottle cap snake is Coral-ine, a coral snake.



Suzanne also crafts giant chains from bottle caps.  This one is on display at a local furniture store that also sells art.

Silver Chain from Bottlecaps

Suzanne’s snakes and chains are one of a kind pieces.  If you are interested in a custom made snake or chain of your own, leave a comment and I’ll have Suzanne get in touch with you.


  1. Now that is a cute snake! Reminds me of being kids and making necklaces out of gum wrappers. She had to save some bottle caps to make those snakes and chains, and we had to chew a lot of gum too!

  2. These are really neat! When I saw the preview on Facebook I thought they were real snakes. How creative of her to come up with this use of bottle caps. My grandsons would really love these. How sturdy are they? Little boys can be so tough on things.

    1. Thanks! I’m so glad you like the snakes! As for sturdiness, the wire I use is about the width of a wire coat hanger, but more flexible, so I don’t think there’s any danger in that breaking (although I haven’t done any testing on it, such as looping it around a staircase and hanging from it – just imagining what boys might do!). The head and tail are secured with either the wire (notice where the wire is looped at the end of the tail) or with a screw, around which I usually add some superglue, just to be sure. So far, I’ve found them to be quite sturdy. Again, thanks!

  3. These are so cute! I love them, tell Suzanne she does a great job! And thanks for your comment on my blog, I think the industrial pumpkins would be a great project for 7th graders, how fun!

    1. I’ve asked my friend who made these to contact you. Please let me know if you haven’t heard from her.


    1. My friend made this, not me, but I think she used soft wood from the craft store. Perhaps Balsa?


  4. I saw these on a trip to New Mexico.
    I have amassed lots of bottle caps, but do not know how to make the head.
    Any advice?
    I would really appreciate any directions you are willing to share.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.