In today's Find Out Friday, you will discover how to make a set of fun custom bottle cap magnets; the perfect accessory to grace the front of your refrigerator, or to give away as a thoughtful gift.
Let's begin, shall we?
What you will need for this project:
-Bottle caps. If you buy bottle caps with liners, watch our video on how to remove them here.
-Two kinds of glue: E6000 and some kind of white glue. We prefer Crafter's Pick or Nunn Design Glue.
-Finally, a nice sharp pair of craft scissors.
First, choose your image. If you would like to "preview" what part of an image will look best, you can cut out an individual epoxy sticker with the backing still attached, and move it around your image sheet until it outlines the part of your image that you would like to display.
Once you have picked out the best part of an image, remove the backing from the epoxy sticker and carefully place it on top of your print. Press the epoxy sticker down firmly, using your thumbs. Take care not to dig your fingernails into the epoxy sticker, as the indentation may remain there.
After your epoxy sticker is firmly attached to your image, carefully cut the image out, using the sticker as a guide. Remember- it is always better to leave a border than to cut too close. You can always trim off the excess!
Now that your image is cut out with epoxy sticker attached, spread a thin layer of white glue on the back of your image. I just use my finger, but you can feel free to use an inexpensive paintbrush.
Place your image, with the white glue on back, into your bottle cap. Firmly press down with your thumbs, ensuring that there is no air between image and bottle cap.
Now, using a scrap piece of wire or a toothpick, spread a small amount of E6000 onto your magnet. Place the magnet in the center of the back of the bottle cap. You won't need to press to hard on this one- the magnet will jump right onto your bottle cap!
Set your brand new magnets aside to dry for a few hours before using them. Oh, and here's a little tip: when you set them out to dry, make sure they are at least a few inches away from each other, or else your magnets will all stick together in a jumble of bottle caps, magnets, and glue! Trust me, I learned the hard way.
Enjoy, and have fun making your bottle cap magnets!