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Here is a fun magnet project that recycles old bottle caps.  This project can be tailored to your age group and can be both an advanced beginner or advanced project based on the supplies you use.  This project uses a variety of supplies making it a great project for using leftover scraps and supplies that you have lying around your craft bin.

Things you will need:

  • Clean bottle caps (the twist off kind work best)
  • Paintbrush
  • Decoupage glue or a mixture of school glue and a few drops of water
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Scraps of paper in the colors of your choice
  • Peel and stick magnets
  • Crayons (optional)
  • Beads (optional)
  • Sequins (optional)
  • Stickers such as letters or flowers seen here (optional)

Step 1: Flip your bottle cap over and trace around it onto your piece of paper.  Carefully cut out your circle so that it fits snuggly inside your bottle cap.

Step 2: Apply a thin layer of glue to the inside of your bottle cap and firmly place your paper circle on top.

Step 3: Choose your decorations and stick them in your bottle cap.  Here I’ve used peel and stick flowers.  You can also use other stickers, glitter or anything else you can think of.  To attach something that is not peel and stick simply spread a thin layer of glue onto the decoration to be attached and press into place.  To make this an advanced beginner project you can use crayons to decorate your paper circle (before gluing in place) instead of using hard to grasp items like beads or tiny stickers.

Step 4: Spread a thin layer of glue inside your bottle cap making sure to cover all of your surfaces completely.  If you only use a thin layer of glue it should dry clear.

Step 5: Cut a piece of peel and stick magnet to fit the back of your bottle cap.  Flip your bottle cap over and attach your magnet.

Congratulations you have made a bottle cap magnet!  Your new magnet is sure to brighten up any fridge!  This project is easy to customize for any skill level or occasion.  Try using holiday stickers to make magnets as fun gifts.  You can also personalize them with your initials or a small photo.  Did you do this project?  How did it turn out?  Feel free to share your comments and photos in the comments section.  Happy crafting!

Help ring in the first day of spring with this cute decoupage flowerpot!  It’s an advanced project that is pretty and functional.  Be careful though…This project can get messy!

Things you will need:

  • Colored tissue paper
  • Decoupage glue (or a mix of equal parts school glue and water)
  • A foam paintbrush
  • A small flowerpot
  • Soil
  • Flower seeds

Step 1: Rip your tissue paper into small pieces.  Ripping it will help the pieces adhere to each other better.

Step 2: Apply a thin layer of decoupage glue to the flowerpot.  Do this in small sections so it does not dry too quickly.

Step 3: Place a piece of tissue paper over the decoupage glue.  Press down lightly to avoid bubbles.

Step 4: Apply another thin layer of decoupage glue over the tissue paper.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 over the entire flowerpot.  You can make any design you want on it.  My design is a spring scene with grass, flowers, the sun and the sky.  There is no wrong way to decoupage and you can’t mess up!  When you are finished add a final coat of decoupage glue over everything to seal it off.

Step 6: Let the flowerpot dry completely.

Step 7: Carefully add the dirt and seeds to the flowerpot.  Be sure to plant the seeds according to the directions on the packet.

Congratulations!  You have made a pretty spring flowerpot that’s ready to grow your favorite flowers.  Be sure to set it in the sun and water the seeds regularly so that they can grow!  Did you do this project?  How did it turn out?  Feel free to post your comments and pictures in the comments section.  Happy crafting!


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