Easy Magnets with Epoxy Stickers
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
Here's a list of the craft supplies needed to make these easy magnets:
~ bottle caps (save them or buy them)
~ epoxy stickers
~ Mod Podge and paintbrush
~ 1-inch hole punch
~ scrapbook paper
Select the Scrapbook Paper
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:
~ vintage book pages or other ephemera
~ small clip art images
~ any appealing paper
Scrapbook Paper for Magnets and So Much More
Punch the Paper - Line It Up to Get the Perfect Design
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.
One-Inch Hole Punch
Add Adhesive to the Paper
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.
Mod Podge is So Versatile
Glue Paper Inside Bottle Caps
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
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
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
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.
Which of these do you like better?
Which of these do you like better?
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