Making a set of trendy bottle cap magnets is a super easy do-it-yourself project that is sure to boost your creative self-esteem. Besides that, they make a lovely, unique gift for that person who has everything! Itís a simple as gathering some scraps of your favorite colors of patterned paper, a small amount of cardstock and a few matching gems, beads, and bottles of glitter.
In the scrapbook embellishment section of your local craft supply store you can find bottle caps in nearly every solid color youíd ever want Ė patterned ones even! But, on the off-chance that you can only find the plain silver caps and you want colorful ones, or if youíd rather recycle caps youíve collected from your beverage of choice, keep in mind that you can turn those caps into whatever color you want by simply giving them a coat of spray paint.
While these bottle caps may appear to be a bit more in the mixed media arena, donít let that scare you off from trying something new. Iíd like to show you how easy they are to duplicate.
First, youíll need to gather your supplies and narrow your focus down to a coordinating color scheme. Iíve chosen to focus on turquoise, lime green, and orange (with a few hints of purple and yellow).
For each bottle cap you are altering, punch one circle from cardstock, patterned paper or glittered cardstock using your Medium Circle Lever Punch. This is a 1Ē circle. This size has worked for nearly all varieties of bottle caps Iíve tried.
Adhere one circle inside each bottle cap using a strong, fast drying adhesive. My adhesive of choice for this type of project is Diamond Glaze. Glossy Accents by Ranger is a good alternative if you canít find Diamond Glaze.
Once you have a circle adhered to each bottle cap you can work on putting your punches to use to create a masterpiece inside each cap.