DIY: Bottlecap Magnets

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Hi readers! Happy Thursday! Today I’m pleased to welcome guest artist, Katie Smith for our DIY Feature this month! Please join me in giving her a big Simon Welcome! She is showing us a cool way to stretch our bottle caps by turning them into decorative magnets!

Enjoy!

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Hey everyone, Katie here! I’m thrilled to be on the SSS blog and today I’m sharing a DIY for making your own recycled bottle cap magnets! You can customize these in so many ways to make them fit your style- Use your favorite stamps, inks, watercolors, etc or skip the stamps and just use patterned paper. It’s up to you.
  1. Choose your bottle caps! I used 3 red and 3 silver, but since they’re upside down the colors aren’t that important. You want to make sure they’re not to bent. Cut out 1” circles from cardstock.
  2. Use stamps and ink to stamp designs onto your 1” circles. I used the Lots of Stars stamps and both red and blue inks. I love the different sizes of stars.
  3. Use a quick drying glue to adhere your circles down into your bottle caps. Let that dry.
  4. Fill your bottle cap up with either Diamond Glaze or, if you’re adventurous, try filling it with a clear drying resin! You can also add a bit more embellishment by adding glitter or sequins into the glaze. Not too many of course, because you don’t want to hide your stamped designs. Let the glaze cure.
  5. Use 1” self adhesive circle magnets, adhere them to the backs of your bottle caps and you’ve now got a handful of custom magnets!
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Since it’s Summer and the 4th of July is coming up, I used the star stamps and the sequins to go with a patriotic/celebration theme for my stamps. nothing says “celebrate!” more than stars and sequins, right?

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  1. How much fun are these? I could sitting the kiddos down to help out with a project like this. What great summer fun!

  2. CONGRATULATONS on being Guest Artist Katie!!!
    FUN project – THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial & inspiration :)
    GREAT to see you using my GO-TO glue too – LOVE my 450!!!

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