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Easy Magnets with Epoxy Stickers

Updated on January 9, 2015

Easy Magnets with Bottle Caps, Scrapbook Paper, and Epoxy Stickers

These easy magnets get their shine from clear epoxy stickers. These no-mess craft stickers allow you to make magnets so easily with a great finished look.

Epoxy stickers are clear, round stickers that are domed. That is, they are higher in the middle and taper down around the outer edges. They give dimension and slight magnification to the image under it.

Use these easy stickers to make magnets with scrapbook paper or with photos for one-of-a-kind treasures that look like a lot more work than they are!

All crafting photos by Peggy Hazelwood.

Gather the Craft Supplies

Craft supplies needed for easy magnets.
Craft supplies needed for easy magnets.

Here's a list of the craft supplies needed to make these easy magnets:

~ bottle caps (save them or buy them)

~ magnets

~ epoxy stickers

~ glue

~ Mod Podge and paintbrush

~ 1-inch hole punch

~ scrapbook paper

Select the Scrapbook Paper

Scrapbook paper is perfect for these easy magnets.
Scrapbook paper is perfect for these easy magnets.

To make the magnets, decide what design you want to show. This can be the most time-consuming part!

Here are some pretty scrapbook papers I decided to use. This is a great way to use up some scraps since you just need a little.

Other options can include the following:

~ photos

~ vintage book pages or other ephemera

~ small clip art images

~ any appealing paper

Punch the Paper - Line It Up to Get the Perfect Design

Line up the paper to get the perfect image.
Line up the paper to get the perfect image.

A 1-inch round hole punch like the one shown here (it's upside down; more on that later!) is perfect for making paper circles to fit in bottle caps.

The reason this hole punch is upside is because I wanted to show you how it's important to line up the image you want to cut out. The back of this hole punch is clear so you can see what part of the design on the paper will be cut.

Just flip the paper over to see the design side you want then line it up with the circle and punch. Easy!

If the back of your hole punch is not clear, trace a 1-inch circle on the paper lightly in pencil as a guide of where to punch.

Add Adhesive to the Paper

Add Mod Podge or white glue to the paper back.
Add Mod Podge or white glue to the paper back.

Use Mod Podge or any white glue and apply to the back of the paper.

Then place the paper glue side down inside the bottle cap opening. Press down to ensure you have a good seal.

Glue Paper Inside Bottle Caps

Press gently to ensure the paper sticks.
Press gently to ensure the paper sticks.

Punch all of your paper so you can glue it all at once. When using Mod Podge or glue, it's best to have a little assembly line going.

Just paint on or squirt the adhesive and apply them to the bottle caps. Since it's a little messy, do this all at once.

ALERT: Be sure to wash your paintbrush with warm water right away since Mod Podge dries rock hard and you will have to throw your paintbrush away if it sits too long.

Add Epoxy Stickers for a Shiny, Finished Look

Can you tell which one has the epoxy sticker?
Can you tell which one has the epoxy sticker?

For that shiny finished look, add an epoxy sticker to each bottle cap over the paper you glued inside. All you do is peel them off the sheet and apply in the center of the bottle cap. Press down. Ta da!

Note that the blue bottle cap shown here has an epoxy sticker and the other two do not. These easy-to-use stickers really do finish the magnets nicely.

Epoxy Stickers - Round or Square, Domed Clear Stickers

These clear stickers really give magnets a finished look without the trouble of using real epoxy or other products that go on wet and have to dry. I think of these epoxy stickers as bubble stickers.

Glue the Magnets to the Bottle Cap Backs

Magnets glued to the back.
Magnets glued to the back.

When all of the bottle caps are complete with paper and epoxy stickers, turn them over and glue a magnet to each.

I used 527 Multi-Purpose Cement, but any good craft glue works for this. If you're using a hot glue gun, be careful. And if you use super glue, same advice!

Craft Glue Keeps Magnets Stuck

Epoxy Sticker Magnet without Bottle Cap

Another option for making an even easier magnet!
Another option for making an even easier magnet!

A friend used a photo of Scarlett (my cat) taking a bath to make this sweet magnet.

The photo was attached directly to the epoxy sticker, sans bottle cap! This is an even easier way to make magnets.

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Will You Make Easy Magnets with Epoxy Stickers? - They're Fun and Quick!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thank you for this tips and for the informative article. Would love to try and use epoxy with other crafts. More tips please.

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      Kristen 4 years ago from Boston

      Looks like a fun and easy project.

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      bossypants 4 years ago from America's Dairyland

      Cute idea, clever lady. :)

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      FashionMommy 4 years ago

      nice!! good way to recycle bottle caps! :D this is a great idea for scrapbooking. thanks for the share!

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Cute! Thanks for sharing! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      cool. thanks for sharing this idea. nice lesns.

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      How cool! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Lee Hansen: Perfect! These are so easy to use. Perfect for when you want to make something quickly with nice results.

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      Lee Hansen 4 years ago from Vermont

      I love this idea. I've got a big box of Magic Hat bottle caps with terrific quotes - all they need is the epoxy sticker and a magnet on the back to save and share that creativity forever. Thanks for this crafty idea.

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      makemoneyonline5 4 years ago

      this is a great craft idea for kids over the school holidays as well!

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      NuttSoRuff 4 years ago

      I think it would be a great craft to do with my niece and nephews!

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      appelonia 4 years ago

      An easy, quick craft that you can run wild with.

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      tfsherman lm 4 years ago

      I made these as a tween craft a few years ago during the Twilight craze. They were easy, fun, and a big hit...of course, ours had pictures of Edward and Bella in them! You've laid out each step beautifully. Lovely tutorial.

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      sweetstickyrainbo 4 years ago

      cute designs

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      Gayle 4 years ago from McLaughlin

      I am only able to do quick and easy! and this looks like something I could do!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      How very cute, creative, practical and easy to do...and a fun project!

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      kathryn-gillespie 4 years ago

      Adorable! Love the one of Scarlett too!

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      Essentially Ind 4 years ago

      Really cool idea.............Thank you for reminding this forgotten idea

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      Linda Jo Martin 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Cool craft idea... I love it! I need to order the one-inch hole punch. Thanks for the instructions on making these magnets with epoxy stickers!

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      These are great crafts to do at girl's birthday parties or Scout meetings - the girls love them, and they're easy enough for them to do without much assistance.

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      aquarian_insight 4 years ago

      Beautiful and so easy to make - I love these Epoxy sticker magnets. Thank you.