Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bottle caps magnets or charms

You know those teeny-tiny pictures of friends and family that you've taken from far away and you're not quite sure what to do with them? Here's a cute idea; make magnets with them! All you do is save your bottle caps, cut out your tiny pictures, and then cut out appropriate words from magazine or newspaper or even use your scrapbook paper scraps. Then arrange them inside the bottle cap, I use a Quikutz tool to pick them up or you can use a pin, the way you like and then pour Crystal Lacquer over all of it. At this point, if I'm going to add a couple of rhinestones, now is when I do it. I found that if I put the rhinestone in and pour the lacquer over the top, it wasn't as pretty. So simply drop the rhinestones where you want them using a pair of tweezers and it will sink into the lacquer a little and dry perfectly! Let them dry overnight and then you can either adhere magnets to the back and use them on your bulletin board OR you can drill a hole in the top and make anything from keychains to necklaces or bracelets out of them.

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