Retired - Custom Bottle Cap Magnets

PROJECT C123
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
Make a set of fun custom bottle cap magnets; the perfect accessory to grace the front of your own refrigerator, or to give away as a thoughtful and personal gift.
Instructions
  1. First, choose your image. If you would like to "preview" what part of an image will look best, you can cut out an individual epoxy sticker with the backing still attached, and move it around your image sheet until it outlines the part of your image that you would like to display. (NOTE: All images, even if you choose a personal photograph, should be printed out using a laser printer.)
  2. Once you have picked out the best part of an image, remove the backing from the epoxy sticker and carefully place it on top of your print. Press the epoxy sticker down firmly, using your thumbs. Take care not to dig your fingernails into the epoxy sticker, as the indentation may remain there.
  3. After your epoxy sticker is firmly attached to your image, carefully cut the image out, using the sticker as a guide. Remember- it is always better to leave a border than to cut too close. You can always trim off the excess!
  4. Now that your image is cut out with epoxy sticker attached, spread a thin layer of white glue on the back of your image. I just use my finger, but you can feel free to use an inexpensive paintbrush.
  5. Place your image, with the white glue on back, into your bottle cap. Firmly press down with your thumbs, ensuring that there is no air between image and bottle cap.
  6. Now, using a scrap piece of wire or a toothpick, spread a small amount of E6000 onto your magnet. Place the magnet in the center of the back of the bottle cap. You won't need to press to hard on this one- the magnet will jump right onto your bottle cap!
  7. Set your brand new magnets aside to dry for a few hours before using them. Oh, and here's a little tip: when you set them out to dry, make sure they are at least a few inches away from each other, or else your magnets will all stick together in a jumble of bottle caps, magnets, and glue! Trust me, I learned the hard way.
  8. For more details about this project, please refer to our related blog entry.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-2048 - 50 Mixed Color Bottle Caps Craft Scrapbook Jewelry (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9100 - Craft and Hobby Ceramic Disk Disc Magnets 3/4 Inch Diameter (8)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9596 - 25 1 Inch Circle Epoxy Stickers Bottle Cap Pendants
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Ingredients PND-2048, XTL-1026, XTL-1054, XTL-9100, XTL-9596,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$5.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Craft and Hobby Ceramic Disk Disc Magnets 3/4 Inch Diameter (8)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Pieces.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: XTL-9100

Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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