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)
- 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.