28 August, 2009

tutorial: bottlecap magnets

some of you expressed interest in how levi and i made our bottlecap magnets, so here's a handy little tutorial for you!
1. save bottlecaps.
2. create a stencil by tracing a bottlecap onto a thick piece of paper or cardboard and cutting just inside the line with an x-acto knife (make sure the top of the bottlecap - the part with the writing on it - is facing down).
2. find pictures you like and that would look good in tiny size on magnets.
3. suggested step - if you're cutting things out of magazines, glue or tape them to thick paper. we didn't do this, and some of our pictures bubbled and words showed through from the other side.
4. use an x-acto knife to cut out your picture on a cutting board, cutting just inside the line of the stencil.
5. place picture in bottlecap and fill with mod podge glue until the picture is completely covered.
6. remove any glue boogers that may be inhibiting flow of glue.
7. wait approximately a thousand years (well, more like 2-5 days depending on how much glue you put in) for the glue to dry.
8. cut a small piece of magnet tape and affix to the back of your magnet.
9. stick it to your fridge!
ta-da! homemade magnets!


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! These are so cute! I can't wait to make some of my own. :)

  2. I love that your man Levi has the colorist fingernails! I used to hate that when I did hair, you can't get rid of that.

  3. Oh, thank you so much for the tutorial!! I can't to start making them. :)

  4. This is such a cute DIY! Hope you have a wonderful weekend...

  5. i'm totally claiming that it was my idea you post a tutorial (:

    LOVE IT! thanks jas [& levi]!!!

  6. I must make some! These are wonderful!

  7. A. dorable. i really really want to make these now!

  8. i love it! i think i might steal this idea and make some as favors for my wedding! i wanted to give out something totally random! and i think will work! thanks, ashleigh

  9. Thanks for the lesson! I think I will have to go buy some IBC Rootbeer now so I can make some to

  10. Thanks for the tutorial, those are so cute!

  11. I am definitely going to try this!

  12. Very cute! The glue boogers comment and pic made me laugh :D

  13. i am making these the moment i can get all of the supplies together. wonderful idea!

  14. looooooove it! thanks for sharing - will definitely have to make a project of this some time.

    Do you mind if I share this on my dating blog??

  15. That's such an awesome idea! You rock!


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