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Bottle Cap Magnets Are Easy for Kids and Adults!

Learn how to make bottle cap magnets with Mod Podge. This is an easy craft idea for both kids and adults! Great for gifts and home decor.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can make these DIY bottle cap magnets. Young children made these, with the help of grown ups, so you can too.

how to make bottle cap magnets

If you’re looking for a gift idea today, then you are WAY late. I mean Christmas is tomorrow. But don’t worry, I’m not judging you. I’ve been in this predicament before myself. So I’m here to help with some easy to make fridge magnets!

These personalized bottle cap magnets found at The Creative Salad are a great idea, and once you have the pictures it doesn’t take long to put them together. And guess what – they are a cute recycled craft as well, so you won’t be spending much money, if any!

diy bottlecap magnets

If you don’t have bottle caps, wood circles would work as well. Just hit these puppies with a bit of glitter and you are good to go! And who doesn’t love pictures of their children/grandchildren as a gift?

Learn how to make these little cuties below, step by step.

Yield: 12 magnets

Bottle Cap Magnets

how to make bottle cap magnets

Learn how to make DIY magnets with bottle caps! You probably have the supplies in your home already. Easy for both kids and adults.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $0

Materials

  • Bottlecaps - 12
  • Mod Podge - Gloss, Satin, or Matte
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (optional)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Magnets - 12
  • Craft glue
  • Hairspray (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)

Tools

  • Paintbrushes
  • Printer and paper
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Gather twist off bottle caps until you have enough to make several magnets. Tray with bottle caps
  2. Paint the outside of the bottle caps with various colors of acrylic paint and let dry. Give several coats until fully covered. Painting bottlecaps using a paint brush
  3. Size your photos to fit and print them out. Spray seal both sides of the print out with hairspray if inkjet. Size photos for printing
  4. Cut the photos to fit the bottle caps using scissors. Cutting the photos to fit the caps
  5. Add Mod Podge to the inside of the bottle cap and press the photo down. Let dry. Add a top coat of Mod Podge and let dry. Adding Mod Podge to the insides of bottle caps
  6. If desired, paint the edge of the caps and areas of the image with Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter. Let dry. Sprinkle the magnets with glitter
  7. Shake off the excess glitter and give the entire inside of the cap another coat of Mod Podge. Let dry. Adding a second coat of Mod Podge to bottle cap magnets
  8. Glue magnets to the back of the bottle caps with craft glue. Let dry. Gluing magnets onto the back of bottle caps
  9. If desired, apply Dimensional Magic to the inside of the caps. Place in a safe spot for drying. Dimensional Magic added to the inside of bottle caps
  10. Allow your magnets to dry overnight before using. How to make photo bottle cap magnets

Notes

  • If you can't print the photos out on laserjet, you can still use your inkjet printer. Simply seal both sides of the print out with hairspray. Spray both sides and let dry before Mod Podging; this prevents bleeding.
  • When using Dimensional Magic, make sure that 1) you seal the Mod Podge well around the edge of the image inside the bottle cap and 2) you let the Mod Podge completely dry inside before applying the DM. Otherwise you'll get fogging.
  • If you plan to make a lot of these, it helps to purchase a paper punch for ease of cutting out circles.

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If you enjoyed this bottle cap magnets, I’d love for you to check out these other craft ideas:

Carrie

Tuesday 27th of December 2011

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Amy, for the feature! xoxo

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