Bottle-Cap Magnets

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Bottle-cap magnets are a fun way to add a little personality to your fridge, and are a gift friends and family will love.

I follow Martha Stewart’s instructions, and have found that it’s a pretty easy process (although using clear casting resin for the 1st time was intimidating). I use a 1″ hole puncher and stamp out the circles, the glue them into the bottle caps with enormous amounts of ModPodge, let it dry thoroughly and then pour in a thick layer of clear casting resin. After the resin is totally dry, about 24 hours later, I glue on a super strong magnet on the back and, ta-da, bottle cap magnets.

What you’ll need:

  • 1-inch circular craft punch
  • Any interesting paper (I often use scrapbooking paper)
  • Craft glue or ModPodge
  • Bottle caps
  • Clear casting resin
  • Contact cement
  • Small magnets (I recommend these by Rare Earth)

Directions:

  • Using the craft punch, cut out pictures. Using craft glue or ModPodge, attach one picture to the inside of each bottle cap. Let dry thoroughly.
  • Cover a work surface to protect it from spills, and lay caps on top. Following manufacturer’s instructions for clear casting resin, fill each bottle cap to the rim. Let dry overnight.
  • Using contact cement, attach magnets or thumbtacks to the backs of the bottle caps. Let dry overnight before using.

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