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.
Hello again! It’s been over a year since I have made a post! Life got a bit busy. I started a new job, then got engaged/married, and bought a house…all in the same year! Now that life has slowed down, I have more time for crafting…and blogging. Yea!
Last week, inspired by Martha Stewart’s Autumnal Door Arrangements, my friend and I made our own versions of the seasonal door decorations. Only a few materials are needed, and you may find that you already have most of what’s needed. Unfortunately, the caning was impossible to find! I substituted burlap, which turned out amazing and was probably way cheaper! I decided to use fresh flowers instead of dried or artificial silk and got the Autumnal flora from a variety of places – JoAnn’s, the grocery store, even my own backyard.
- Floral wire or floral tape
- Caning or burlap
- Decorative ribbon
- Autumnal flora arrangement (dried or fresh)
If you found caning and will use that instead of burlap, follow Martha’s instructions. However, if you will be using burlap as I did, you’ll want to follow these steps.
- Bind the stems of foliage, twigs, and flower bouquets using floral wire or floral tape.
- If using fresh flowers, wrap ends of stems with a damp paper towel or newspaper and secure a small plastic bag over the towel/paper with the floral wire.
- Position burlap as a diamond, and wrap the sides around, enclosing the bouquet. To secure, tie a piece of string around.
- Wrap with a decorative ribbon (I used a brown ribbon I saved from Pottery Barn), tying it in back for a tailored look. Run a wire through the back to hang.
I also made an arrangement that didn’t hang on the door. Instead I used a plate stand to prop it up. Worked perfectly!