BottleCap Magnet Tutorial

1. I printed out a bunch of images on Microsoft Word from their clipart gallery. You can even download them from the online Microsoft Clip-Art Gallery. I then insert them and resize them to like .78″ or something like that. If you want a copy of mine here you go. Or you can also print out pictures of your wees one as well. CUUUUTE!

2. I take a one-inch hole punch and flip it over. Then, centering the punch, punch out the image you want.

3. Without any glue place the image in your bottlecap. (You can buy these in bulk at a local “brew your own beer” type shop or ebay. I think I paid $2.75 for 144 of them. DON’T BUY THEM FROM THE SCRAPBOOK STORE – RIP OFF!) I buy new ones that haven’t been crimped.

4. Then use puff paints to decorate it. The brand I use is Scribbles or Stickles. This also acts as a glue holding your image down. I dot the paint around the bottlecap leaving a space between to add another color. Make sure you have paint all the around the image touching the bottlecap rim and the paper.

5. For added pizazz I add those Tiny No Hole Beads similiar to this in the coordinating color to the paint I chose. Make sure you pour them over the whole thing and then turn the cap over and tap once to get the excess out. Then pour the beads back into their original container like a good girl. You can also use glitter but it tends to stick to areas you don’t want it to that is why I like the beads better.

6. Then add your second puff paint color. I generally only do one bead color because if you re-pour beads they mix with the first color beads you chose. One cool option is doing two paint colors and then adding clear beads over the top. Let this dry completely (usually within a couple of hours).

7. Then using my favorite medium…

pour the resin (after you have read the instructions on the box completely) in the cap covering all the paint. Using a lighter, you can wave a flame over the top of the resin to get any air bubbles out. Let that dry for 24 hours. It will have a beautiful shiny clear coat embedding your image and paint for eternity. (EDIT: You can buy this stuff at Michaels, it is a bit pricey so use a coupon).

Lastly glue a magnet on (I use E-6000 glue). I make these in the droves. I have probably made at least 500 of these. I even have a whole magnet board with only these for magnets. You can spit out a ton of these in an hour. I usually put a few in a decorated altoid tin as gifts. Everyone loves em.