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DIY Wedding Favor Bottle Cap Magnets

May 11, 2011



They’re still drying in this pic.
Summer weddings are the perfect occasion for a DIY-er. Doing some or all of the wedding yourself can lower costs, provide fun activities as the day approaches, and really put your personal stamp on your special day. And really, just about any aspect of the wedding can be created as a home-crafted project.
One fun thing to do is to create your own wedding favors. These will be what your guests take home with them as a unique remembrance of the occasion. You want them to stand out. The ideal way to ensure that your wedding favors are fun and distinctive is to make them yourself, beforehand.
I’m going to give you some step-by-step directions for creating cute bottle cap magnets as wedding favors. These are fantastic because they lend themselves to endless creativity. Experiment with colors, papers, pictures, and sayings.
To give to your guests, they would look great packaged in little drawstring bags or in color-coordinated boxes.
Materials
Bottle Caps (either purchase them new, or recycle them from your own drinks)
Small Magnets
Decorative Paper
Computer and Printer
Hot Glue
Mod Podge/Doming Resin
One-Inch Circle Punch
Directions
1. If you’re using recycled bottle caps, make sure they are clean and dry.
2. Create your messages. On your computer, in a word processing program, type various sayings. For example, use your initials, your wedding date, or appropriate words like “love.” Make sure they will fit inside the space of the bottle cap. One way to do this is to draft a one-inch circle in your document and make certain your sentiments fit inside.
3. Print out your sayings. Cut them out with your circle puncher. I also like punching circles in decorative paper that matches the wedding colors.
4. Place a thin layer of glue on the inside of the bottle caps and place your circles.
5. When this has set, spread a thin layer of Mod Podge or use a doming resin. This will protect your creations.
6. Hot glue a magnet to the back of each bottle cap.


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 11, 2011 3:27 pm

    What an excellent idea! 😉

  2. May 11, 2011 3:38 pm

    Oooh those are too cute! We always have a ton of bottle caps lying around, now I have a use for them!Also, I have a great giveaway going on for some chalkboard labels and would love if you entered! http://eyespydiy.blogspot.com/2011/05/chalkboard-label-giveaway-from-ginger.html

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