Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bottle Cap Magnets

These cute bottle cap magnets are fast, fun, and easy to make. It only takes a few minutes. This project is perfect to do with your kids.

Supplies Needed:
*bottle caps (purchase them online, at local craft store, or reuse from empty bottles with screw off caps)
*3/4 inch heavy duty magnets (I purchased mine at my local craft store- a few dollars for a package of 8)
*decoupage (if you don't have any plain old elmer's glue works fine too)
*1 inch craft punch or scissors (scissors work just fine but the punch will speed things along and give you a perfect circle)

*Print out bottle cap sheet
*Punch or cut out desired images
*smear a small amount of decoupage on back of cut circle
*apply to top of bottle cap and smooth with finger
*apply a tiny bit more, with finger, to the top in one big circular swirl, making sure to get all the edges
*let dry, then apply 1 to 2 additional coats (drying between coats)

When the bottle caps are all dry just place the magnet inside the back of the crown. I don't glue mine in for two reasons; first it stays together just fine because the magnetic pull is so strong. Second, this way I can use the same magnet but just change the "cover" for a new look.

These would also be great charms for a bracelet or necklace. Just punch a hole and you are all set.

Bottle Cap Sheet

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