Retired - Halloween Magnet

PROJECT C614
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Have a spook-tacular Halloween and bewitch your fridge with these fun magnets made of colorful bottle caps, crystal clear resin, and images of your choosing. Make them for yourself and to give away as gifts!
Instructions
Note: Before beginning, find some Halloween images you want to use. You can cut them out of a magazine, print them, use a post card, or even cut out the images from the front packaging of your halloween costume. Any paper image will do. You will also need a paint brush for this project.
  1. Once you have your image, you are going to want to cut it to fit into the bezel. To do this, take a US quarter and trace around it. This will be the correct size for your magnet. Then cut it out with a pair of scissors. If you happen to have a 1" round hole punch, you can use this as well.
  2. Once you have your image cut out, spread some Nunn Glue over the entire backside. Flip over and place into your bottle cap setting. Press into place and smooth out with your fingers to remove any air bubbles. Let dry for 30 minutes. Using a paint brush, paint an even layer of Nunn Sealant over the top of your image. Let dry fully and paint another 2 layers (letting each one dry fully). You can watch this video here on preparing images for pendants.
  3. From this step on, the process for making this magnet is shown in the video here. If you are familiar with resin, mix your resin and pour into the bottle cap. Remove any bubbles with a torch or other heat source. Let cure for 24 hours. It will not be fully cured for 3 days but after 24 hours we can safely go onto the next step.
  4. Place a dab of E6000 on one side of your magnet. Next, center the magnet on the backside of the bottle cap and press into place (the magnet will actually pull the bottle cap to it, just make sure to get it centered with the glue squashed between the magnet and the bottle cap). Let dry and cure another 2 days then stick on your fridge or other magnetic surface.
  5. Happy Halloween!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-2029 - New Orange Crown Bottle Caps Craft Scrapbook Jewelry (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-12 - Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
    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-1031 - Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-01 - Casting Epoxy Resin Mixing Cup Set With Brushes and Sticks
    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 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1032 - Nunn Design Sealant Protectant 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0300 - Jeweller's Micro-Flame Butane Torch Self Igniting Refillable 6 Inch
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients PND-2029, TRC-12, XTL-1054, XTL-1031, TRC-01, XTL-9100, XTL-1032,

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.
New Orange Crown Bottle Caps Craft Scrapbook Jewelry (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$0.75 / Package | SKU: PND-2029
Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$18.89 / Package | SKU: TRC-12
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.42 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031
Casting Epoxy Resin Mixing Cup Set With Brushes and Sticks
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$12.65 / Package | SKU: TRC-01
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
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Tools and Other Supplies:

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

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