Bottle Cap Magnet Tutorial

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thanks for all the great comments on last week's Bottle Cap Necklace tutorial! Remember I said I would also post a bottle cap magnet tutorial? Well, here it is!

Art for this tutorial needs to fit in a 1-inch circle. It can be printed on an ink-jet printer although I highly recommend using a photo lab as the image will be much clearer. Thank you Sincerely Susan Designs for donating the bottle cap art for this tutorial. 


Bottle Caps

Rubber Mallet

Bottle Cap Art

1 Inch Circle Puncher

1 Inch Page Pebbles

Glue Stick

E-6000 Adhesive


Place bottle cap on a hard surface (concrete works best for me) and lightly tap it with the rubber mallet to flatten it a bit. Tap turn, tap turn until you get it sorta even.

As you can see in the photo below, the one on the right has been flattened just a bit.

We do this so when the magnet is attached to the back it will extend beyond the edges of the cap like photo below. Don't want bottle caps scratching up any refrigerators! Yikes!

Use a 1 inch circle punch to punch out your bottle cap art.

Once punched out, place a page pebble over the front of the cap art. These stick on like a sticker.

Peel off the back layer of the photo lab paper. (For some reason I have it in my head that it will glue better to that surface rather than the slick backside of photo paper. Don't know if that's true.) Skip the step if using regular paper.

Apply glue from glue stick to the backside of your cap art.

Stick art to the bottle cap and apply pressure for a few seconds.

Place a dab of E-6000 to the backside of the bottle cap.

Attach magnet.

And you are done my friends!

How cool are these?!

Made these adorable owls too. Also from Sincerely Susan Designs.

Don't know if you can tell in this photo or not but the owls were printed on an inkjet printer and they are just not as clear. The page pebbles seem to magnify things too, really making those pixels stand out. Highly recommend using a photo lab for your art.

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  1. Very cute, especially the owls and the argyle magnet!

  2. adorable! Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. Those look really cute! thanks for sharing

  4. those are awesome!

    I would if you came and linked to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday at Simpsonized Crafts :

  5. These are so cute... I love magnets!
    have a great week

  6. LOVE those owls!!! ANd the zebra print... to die for!

  7. Those are darling!! LOVE all your prints;)
    Visiting from

  8. Cute magnets! I love the set with the owls and the argyle!

  9. LOVE this idea! Super cute I think I'm going to need to make some cap magnets for myself!

  10. Oh cute are these!!! I just love 'em! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link up at my weekly Faboulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  11. I would love to have you join me tomorrow over at our Sassy Sites blog party! It's our Feature YOU Friday! Come by and check it out! xoxo

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  12. Great tute and super cute. Thanks for linking up to the Under $100 Linky Party!

  13. Great tutorial! I love the owls!

  14. I love the owl one! Found you on Frugal Friday- hope you will come visit!

  15. ohh my goodness! I have been wanting to do these! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I would like to add your button to my page and I would like to invite you over to my blog.. I am doing a giveaway this week! I try to do a party every friday too... Thanks again! Anna

  16. Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Visiting from I heart naptime's link party.

    Rachelle S.

  17. I really and truly LOVE these! The owls are so stinkin' cute! I featured these today on my blog:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. These are so cute! Love the little owls. Will have to look out for bottle tops just so I can have a go!

  19. Love these! and GREAT tutorial!!....I stumbled this post for you!

    My daughter would LOVE some of these for her locker!

  20. Just wanted to let you know that I shared your bottle caps on my blog: