Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bottle Cap Magnets and Thumbtacks

A homey take on the traditional locket, bottle caps inset with small black and white pictures can be used as thumbtacks or magnets Clear resin is poured into the caps to seal the photos and give them an appealing glossy finish

Twist off caps are better than conventional ones because they don't bend when removed. For appropriately small images, try cutting details fro large photos.

You need

1 inch circular craft punch/craft glue/bottle caps/clear casting resin/contact cement/small magnets or thumbtacks

How to

Using a craft punch, cut out pictures. Using craft glue,attach one picture to the inside of each bottle cap Let dry

Cover a work surface to protect it from spills, and lay caps on top. Following manufacturer's instructions for clear casting resin, fill each bottle cap to the rim Let dry overnight

Using contact cement,attach magnets or thumbtacks to the backs of the bottle caps. Let dry overnight before using

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