Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Day Craft~Bottle Cap Necklaces

Here is a cute Craft that my Sister-in-law, Jodi made with her daughter.  I asked her to post about since it is Recycle-ish and she was kind enough to share her project with us.  Thanks Jodi!

Bottle Cap Necklaces (or just magnets)
Here is a fun little craft to make for any jewelry loving little girls in your life! They are really easy and it is fun to make a bunch at once. My daughter wanted to make them for all her friends. Make a bunch and give them as a gift!

 Here are the supplies you need:

Bottle caps (you can buy these in bulk for pretty cheap, look online)
Small washers
SUPER strong magnets
Craft Glue
Something to put the washer on for your necklace (I found this big bag of nylon loops at hobby lobby for a couple of bucks)
Diamond Glaze
Whatever picture or design you choose to put in the bottle cap

I used a photo program to create whatever I wanted to put in the bottle caps.

Once you have them cut out and fit to size use craft glue to adhere the paper to the bottle cap.

Then comes the diamond glaze. This stuff is pretty cool. It just makes a glass like layer on whatever you put it on. Make sure you DON'T shake the bottle, you don't want bubbles in there-they are really hard to get off of your image once you pour it.

It doesn't take much to cover the paper. It comes out cloudy and dries clear. If you do get a bubble in there...good luck getting it out! One thing that occasionally worked for me was to use a straight pin to try and pop it or use it to scoot the bubble to the side and slide it out of the bottle cap.

 Once you have your image covered you can add a little bling if you like. These small acrylic jewels are perfect. Now let your bottle caps sit and dry where no little fingers can poke at them.

Okay, here is where your SUPER strong magnets come in. You have to make sure they are really strong or they will get bumped off the necklace. Use your favorite type of super glue to attach the magnent to the back of the bottle cap.

Hook your washer onto your necklace.

The magnent should have a good strong hold to the washer and now it is ready to wear and be changed over and over!

Once you have a nice little collection you can make a cute magnent frame to hold all your bottle caps til they are ready to be worn.

I love it Jodi, thanks again for sharing!


  1. i love all your ideas!!! you motivate me to do so much more fun things with my kiddos!! i check your blog daily--thanks for all the inspiration.
    BTW--how did I miss that you were LDS? I usually have pretty good mo-dar. :P
    Anyway, thanks for all your posts!!!

  2. Hi Kelly,
    I love your mo-dar comment! That sounds like a word my husband would make-up! What gave me away?

  3. the byu bottle caps! :) latter day saint women are (in my opinion) the craftiest, most special women!!!

  4. Wow Jodi, you are one talented woman!!! I love the necklaces!

  5. Cute Cute Cute Craft...I would like to make one suggestion... change out your Diamond Glaze for some "Liquid Glass" from Close to My Heart. It comes out cloudy but dries clear and glossy...and it makes it easy to adhere the cut out to the bottle top right off the bat. Double duty for this little baby!

  6. Where did you find the lops to make the chokers? I got some but they aren't quite long enough for chokers (they're ok for bracelets, doubled up). Thanks

  7. Hi CraftyMama,
    Jodi says she got her loops at Hobby Lobby. I just checked and they have several varieties online if you dont have a store close to you.

    Good Luck!!

  8. Hello,

    I love this design! its awesome!
    If you dont mind me asking, what photo program do you use to make the circles?

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