Step One:Gather your supplies!
You Will Need:
- E-6000 GLUE
A strong adhesive perfect for securely attaching your magnets and images to your bottle cap. *3D Crystal Lacquer can also be used.
Neodymium Magnets are super strong and have a slim profile.
- IMAGES, PHOTOS, MIXED MEDIA ITEMS
The fun part! Magazines, scrap papers, photos, Bottle Cap Co Images, Etsy sellers, buttons, beads and charms are all great inspiration for bottle cap magnet sets.
You Might Want:
- PAPER PUNCH
The circle paper punches are quick and fun but if you don't want to use one simply stick your epoxy dot over your desired image and then, using the epoxy dot as your guide, cut out your image with scissors instead.
- CLEAR EPOXY DOTS
These are perfect for sealing photos and flat paper images. Buy Premium Epoxy Dots, instead of Standard, if you don't want them to yellow over time.
- 3D CRYSTAL LACQUER
This product works as an adhesive to glue your magnet to your cap, as well as your image sealer. Apply a thin coat, or fill your cap, either way works great. Just watch out for bubbles as it dries!
*Note: Do not seal photos/paper designs with 3D Crystal Lacquer unless they have been printed on a laser copier/printer or a press. The image will most likely blur out over time. (Magazines, scrap papers and supplies are safe to use.)
Acrylic or glass cabochons are cool! Use 3D Crystal Laquer to adhere them to your design/photo.
Step Two:Punch out images with your 1" Circle Punch. Choose from our assortment of bottle cap images, use scrap papers, photos, magazines... pick something inspiring!!
Then glue the designs into your bottle cap using either the 3D Crystal Lacquer or the E-6000 Glue. I used the E-6000, but you can use either, they both work well!
Step Three:Let the glue under your image dry. Cover your design with either an epoxy dot or the lacquer...they both dry clear. The lacquer can take up to 24 hours to dry completely depending on how thick of an application you prefer.
*If you get impatient and want to seal your design before the glue underneath the image is dry it will work just fine, however if some of the glue leaks up over the edges it can produce unexpected results if it mixes while its wet with the laquer or the adhesive of the epoxy dot:0)
Step Four:Put a dot of E-6000 glue on the back of the bottle cap and stick the magnet on it... [don't worry if the magnet slides around a bit]
Voila! A Beautiful Bottle Cap Magnet!Now you can make a set for yourself, and one for a friend!
Bottle Cap Magnets are great for decorating fridges, magnetic boards and lockers with meaningful images and sayings.
Ideas and InspirationStandard bottle caps, flattened, mini and even jumbo caps give you all kinds of space to create!
So use those awesome skills of yours and create something cute, sweet, thoughtful, beautiful, creative, fun...
Jumbo Bottle Caps, Jumbo Epoxy Dots, Mini Bottle Caps, Mini Epoxy Dots
Flattend Two Sided White Bottle Caps, Funky Hearts Images, 1" Premium Epoxy Dots
Funky Alphabet 2 Images, 1" Cabochons, Two Sided Lime Green Caps
Black Bottle Caps and Paris Passport Vintage Bottle Cap Images