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!
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.
- 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.
- Use a quick drying glue to adhere your circles down into your bottle caps. Let that dry.
- 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.
- 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!
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?
Thanks for reading today and thanks so much to Katie for being our guest!
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