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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Magnets

Tuesday Tutorial

So here is a Halloween craft that uses bottle caps.

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What you'll need:
-Bottle caps
-Paint (craft paint or spray paint)
-Cardboard
-Magnets (I used 3/4 inches circle magnets found at the craft store)
-craft wire (optional)
-Something Green to use for the stem (I used a piece of the kid craft foam shapes)
-Pencil
-Black fine-tip Permanet Marker
-Craft Glue


How to:
-The first thing you need to do is paint the bottle caps.

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-After they dried. I sketched some different pumpkin faces on a piece of paper to get an idea of what I wanted it to look like.
-Then I used my pencil to lightly draw the face on the bottle cap.

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-Next I traced over my pencil lines and filled in the face with the permanet marker.

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-After that I cut a little piece of wire and twisted it around the tip of the pencil.
-Then I cut out my green stem (which can be any shape you want).
-I glued both of them to the under side of the cap.

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-I then traced the magnet on to the cardboard and cut it out.
-Next comes glueing the carboard to the underside of the bottle cap. I did this to make the magnet level with the edge of the bottle cap.

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-After that, glue the magnet on.

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After it dries, you have some cute little magnets to add some spooky-ness to your fridge!

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5 comments:

Afreaka said...

I might have to buy some drinks with bottle caps so I can do this craft. So fun!

Arlene (CO Kid) said...

Ahhhh! Cute!

kjha said...

I knew I was saving my bottle caps for something cool!

Marji Crummett said...

So cute! Is that where you get your bottle caps- saving them from bottled drinks? Cuz I was wondering, never seen them sold in a craft store. Wish they would.

mjhay said...

Yep, from bottled drinks.