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Eclecticisms: Drinking Beer in the Name of Crafting! (AKA Bottle Cap Magnets)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Drinking Beer in the Name of Crafting! (AKA Bottle Cap Magnets)

  • Buy some bottled beer
  • Drink said beer
  • Save bottle caps
  • Make crafts
Ok, so it doesn't have to be beer and it doesn't have to be drank all at once, either. (P.S. Pop is crappy and terrible for you. Stop drinking it!) You can even find bottle caps online, if you're opposed to bottled beverages. (Weird-o.)

Bottle Caps can be turned into magnets, necklaces, collages, pins or earrings (though I haven't tried drilling them yet...). Let your imagination run wild with these!

*This is a kid-friendly project!

Bottle Cap Magnets


PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive) in gloss
Bottle Caps
Compass, or 1" hole punch
E6000 glue (Optional)
Micro Beads (Optional)
Misc images (The smaller the better)
              i.e. magazine clippings, old greeting  cards, clip art, collage sheets, etc.

This is my compass from Grammar School!

Start by making a 1" circle and cut it out. You will use this to trace circles on the images you will be using (unless you have a hole punch). It's a LOT easier than using a compass over and over, and you won't put a dent in the center of the image(s).

Choose your image(s) and cut them out using your 1" circle.

Put a dot of PPA in the magnet and press the image onto it. It's ok if a bit oozes out the sides, but you don't need a ton. The glue is just to ensure the image doesn't slide around. Let set for about a minute.

If you are using mircobeads, add a small amount of glue to the areas you want the beads to stick. Pour beads in the bottle cap to fill it, and pour out the extras. Let sit for about 5 minutes.

Fill the bottle cap with glue about 3/4 of the way.

Allow to dry overnight (often takes longer, depending on how much glue you use).

When they're dry, either glue the magnets to the back of the caps or just stick the magnet on. Not using glue will allow you to mix and match them! (You can also glue on a pin back, wrap it in wire to make a pendant, or anything else you can think of! These are super versatile!)

Have a fun Tuesday!



At February 8, 2011 at 6:58 AM , Blogger PaintinByFaith said...

Love it!!! I am all for drinking the beer ... it is better for you!

At February 8, 2011 at 9:20 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

sounds like a fabulous and fun reason to drink some beer =) haha! They came out great!

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

At February 8, 2011 at 8:07 PM , Blogger ohkeeka said...

So cute! I love the last one especially. Last year I sold a big bag of postage stamps I had saved for crafty things and everytime I see a project like this, it makes me regret it. Argh! You know what else would look really cool in these magnets? Origami paper! I bought a crapload of it when we went to Japan. :)

I so can't wait until we do a craft/art challenge! I wish I had the time now.

At February 13, 2011 at 9:36 AM , Blogger Juliea said...

i <3 making magnets!


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