Check out my bottle cap magnets – as a result of it’s at all times the fitting time for bottle cap crafts! ! All within the spirit of recycling, utilizing what we might usually toss out. This one is a win on a number of ranges as a result of we’re additionally clearing out a few of that stash in your artwork area.
This undertaking is one thing I’ve been making for years – these bottle cap magnets are sooo therapeutic to make since you’re working with such a small canvas. It forces you to clear your thoughts and focus.
Here is a video I made showing how to make these bottle cap magnets!
Supplies for bottle cap magnets
Bottlecaps – you should utilize metallic ones, and even plastic ones! Don’t purchase them – collect them from drinks you employ!
1 glue gun with clear glue sticks
1 glue gun with glittered glue sticks
Assorted small charms
Metallic confetti – corresponding to stars, hearts, and so on.
Sort your whole provides into completely different piles. I take advantage of small ring dishes, it simply makes it simpler to have objects sorted by measurement and even by coloration.
Plug in each glue weapons, allow them to warmth up.
NOTE: I do it this manner so I don’t expend all my glitter glue sticks. The bottle cap must be crammed a bit on the backside, since we don’t see that half, simply use the clear stuff. No worries when you solely have one glue gun, simply use the hitter glue sticks. And when you don’t have glitter glue sticks, simply use scorching glue! I’m at all times concerning the EXTRA so I at all times have my glitter glue sticks prepared for motion!
Choose the objects on your first bottle cap.
Use completely different sizes and heights to make your completed piece extra fascinating. I wish to have my objects already chosen so I can work sooner. You don’t need the recent glue to chill or nothing will stick!
Working on a cleared off space, set down one bottlecap. Fill nearly midway with the clear scorching glue. Do not let it cool! Top it off with a layer of glittered glue.
Ready, set, glue!
Place your first merchandise in direction of the again. Be cautious! Don’t get the recent glue in your fingers! Add extra little doodads working in direction of the entrance. Then you may fill in with small beads, crystals or metallic confetti. Use tweezers if it helps.
Let it cool earlier than you contact – then add scorching glue to the again and add the magnet.
Hot glue gun tip:
Before you insert a brand new glue stick, add a dot of scorching glue to the top of it after which rigorously insert it. It will hook up with the glue stick within the gun and also you received’t have to fret about urgent it all the way down to feed it via!
Okay, keep in mind the purpose right here is to RECYCLE. So undergo your artful stash and search for small objects like buttons, crystals, and so on. You’ll be shocked at what you discover. Plus, it simply feels good to know you made these with out spending any cash.
Really wish to get into it? Let your bottle cap shrines inform a narrative. Use objects that go collectively and bust out the paint to fantastic-tune them to your liking if you need!
Here are different bottle cap crafts!
Rather than make magnets, you may glue on a pin or a small hair barrette.
Gather up your items and use them to line an image body.
Use your bottle caps as mini-shrines and put them inside matchboxes to provide as a present.
Use shiny coated paper to print small photographs, glue inside, and fill them with resin.
Add an image and polish and drill holes on the perimeters, then use leap rings to affix them collectively to make a bracelet.
Use a circle punch for photos, glue contained in the bottle caps and use them to cowl the entrance of a field, wooden cross, mirror, or body.
Drill a gap and make wine charms.
String them collectively to make garland.
Take the strands and glue them round a hoop to make a cell or chime.
Sort them by coloration after which use the bottle caps as “paint” to create artwork work of photographs.
Use the flat aspect to make your bottle cap magnets.
Glue collectively to make enjoyable drink coasters.
Layer the highest of a desk with painted bottle caps, add a bit of tempered glass on prime. (OMG, I wish to do that!)
Here are some bottle cap crafts from my weblog!
DIY Pom Pom Picture Ornaments
Bottlecap Marble Magnets
Thanks for testing my bottle cap magnets submit! It’s a part of a recycled craft collection by my artful associates, Laura, Meg, and Beth!
Love & mild,