DIY: Bottlecap magnets

“Create what sets your heart on fire and it will illuminate the path ahead.” – Karma Voce

Hello beautiful people! It is good to be posting again! I had a crazy week getting ready for a craft booth Saturday. Of course, my sister and I stayed up ALL NIGHT Friday night, stressed about everything looking perfect…. And no one showed up to the sale we were in. Oh well! We are ready to go for next time and got a good laugh out of it. I am super grateful to have a sister who can laugh with me when we are running on nothing but coffee and positive attitudes!

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Today, I thought it would be fun to share a quick tutorial on some of the magnets we sold at our craft sale. We seem to go through a lot of bottle caps in my house (I don’t know how that happens…) and we thought it would be fun to make something craft with all these extra caps. Magnets sounded like a fun idea. Plus, they are SO EASY!

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Supplies:

  •  Bottle caps
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Magnets (I used ¾ “ceramic)
  • 1” circle punch
  • Craft adhesive (I used E-6000 and tacky glue)
  • Diamond glaze (I used glossy accents)

Steps:

Clean the bottle caps! You don’t want your magnets smelling like old beer. Not cute!

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Cut out your scrapbook pieces using the 1” circle punch. I chose scrapbook paper with small patterns, so I could see the complete patterns in my 1 inch circle.

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Use an adhesive to attach the scrapbook paper to the inside of the bottle cap.

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Allow the glue to dry prior to using the diamond glaze. The diamond glaze should be spread evenly on the top of the scrapbook paper, making sure to fill it in all the way to the edges. Allow this to dry COMPLETELY before taking the next step. I would allow a couple of hours. (You can use this time to fill up your wine glass!)

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Use a strong adhesive to attach the back of the bottle caps to your magnets. WARNING: Make sure to place your magnets a few inches apart from other. Otherwise, they will merge together and may ruin your glaze if it isn’t fully hardened yet.

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Once they dry, they’re ready to use or to be packaged into super cute gift sets for your friends! This is a great idea for stocking stuffers, housewarming gifts, teacher gifts, etc. We packaged ours in matching sets of three in small treat bags.

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Let me know how it goes if you try it out!

Yours truly, Taryn xoxo

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