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I've saved a bunch of bottlecaps for a while because I figured I'd use them for something someday - that was today!

Posted by Candice C. from Wylie, Texas, United States • Published See Candice C.'s 49 projects »
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  • How to make a bottle cap magnet. Another Bottlecap Project - Step 1
    Step 1

    put a small pool of hotglue in the bottom of a bottcap. this makes it easier to keep the magnet from jumping out of your grip when you go to stick it down... and my magnets weren't thick enough to keep the sharp edges of the bottcaps from setting directly on my fridge. if your magnets are thick enough you don't need much glue, but it definitely helps. if your magnets are thin put a nice layer of glue in the bottcap so the magnet stands off enough.

  • How to make a bottle cap magnet. Another Bottlecap Project - Step 2
    Step 2

    after the glue has dried, put a small dot of hotglue on the magnet.

  • How to make a bottle cap magnet. Another Bottlecap Project - Step 3
    Step 3

    while it's still hot, press it into the bottlecap and hold it so it doesn't dry slanted or anything.

  • How to make a bottle cap magnet. Another Bottlecap Project - Step 4
    Step 4

    I wasn't sure of the holding strength of the amount of glue I put on the magnet and how well it'd bond to the already cooled glue in the bottcap, so I ran more glue around the edge to seal it in a bit more after it was cool.

  • How to make a bottle cap magnet. Another Bottlecap Project - Step 5
    Step 5

    let that cool and stick 'em up :)

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hotrod
hotrod
Cute. What cool retro things can we use4this? What else? Hmmm
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carrie j.
carrie j.
your could use some kind of filler material to make the bottlecap more shallow, like gluing in a circle of cardboard or whatever you have on hand under the magnet.
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Mickie
Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, US · 43 projects
i was thinking about doing that. cool
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Samantha B.
Samantha B. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 9 projects
Good idea! I'll have to Try this
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