Monday, October 11, 2010

Cookie sheet magnet center

First of all, I am probably one of the worst people to come up with cute and fun names for crafts. I'm the person who puts 'thing-y' after the exact name of projects. For example, I was going to call this project "the cookie sheet and bottle cap magnet thing-y."  So, with that lovely disclaimer, here is the fun project I worked on for my friends birthday.

Craft paper (scrap booking paper is what I used...I just love all the gorgeous designs...but I'm not a scrap-booker)
Paint, color of your choosing
1 small cookie sheet (Dollar Store)
Ribbon (scraps I had on hand)
bottle caps (for some reason I saved these for several years, just knowing I'd find something fantastic to do with them.)

Mod Podge
I used "Dimensional" something-or-other by Mod Podge, but I belief the original tutorial I read for this called for hindsight, I think next time I'll try the resin...I got a lot of bubbles in the dimensional magic stuff.

Jewels/gems, glitter, charms, beads or whatever else you would want to stick in your bottle caps to decorate them.

I tried to pound some of the bottle caps flat...that was kind of a bust, so I recommend just leaving them 'as is'.
I painted the backs of them green....which I had on hand. They needed a couple coats.

Once they were painted, I used a 3/4" hole punch and punched out some circles from my craft paper. I used Gorilla Glue to secure them, but, hot glue or mod podge would probably work just as well. After I was done, I kind of wish I had used Mod Podge because not sealing the paper gave it a look through the clear dimensional magic that made it look a little wet. I was probably the only one who could tell.

After the backgrounds were in, I places my charms.

Once I was done placing my charms, I filled the caps with the dimensional magic liquid. I had to pop a few bubbles with a tooth pick. Some of them dried with big empty parts where the charms were so, next time I am going to try it with resin and see if I get a better result.

Once I was done with the caps, I left them to dry and moved on to the cookie sheet. I simply cut a piece of scrap book paper slightly smaller than the back of the sheet and mod podged the back to adhere it to the back of the sheet. I drilled pounded holes into the top of the cookie sheet to run my ribbon through. I had a tough time with this. If anyone has better ideas on how to do this, I would love suggestions.
I added some burlap and buttons for decorations and waited for my caps to dry.
Once the caps were dry I glued magnets to the back with Gorilla Glue (the magnet strip I bought at Hobby Lobby was pretty weak so I had to raid my fridge for yucky magnets that had a strong grip, note to self: buy stronger magnets next time).

I thought I took a picture of the whole thing finished and I didn' to get in that "blogger" frame of mind!!! This was a fun and easy project that will probably be a definite Christmas gift idea!

I wish you all fun crafting and many blessings through the Lord!


  1. I'm totally the "thingy" person too! I love that! You crack me up.

  2. I totally "reach" for some of my project names, trust me!

    This did come out really cute. I'm sure your friend was thrilled with her gift.

  3. Hi,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, "Popcorn."

    I can't believe you save all of those bottle caps! That's great!

    I'm your newest follower now too!

    Take care,



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