Monday, August 2, 2010

Fridge Flair Magnets Tutorial: Step Two - Put It Together

So as you can see I've set everything out on a paper towel. On top of an old cookie sheet. It just makes clean-up easier. One thing to know about resin if you've never worked with it: if you don't clean it up before it hardens, it's there for good.

Today I'll be filling in some pendants, a bracelet and some bottle caps. I used regular floral cardstock for the inside spaces of the bracelet and pendants. I just traced the outline, cut it to fit and glued each piece in place.

I snagged some robot stickers this weekend and will be making these into magnets. I used my 1" circle punch on some old scrap cardstock and slapped a robot sticker to it. I then glued that to the inside of the cap. I also waited 24 hours for the glue to dry before I added the glitter inside the rim.

Since I didn't have a large amount of stuff to finish, I made a small batch of resin with my little plastic measuring cup. It was perfect. I try to arrange things close together that way I'm not dripping resin all over the place.

Very slowly I added a little bit of resin at a time. Remember, you can always add more. Trying to remove it is a pain in the ass and can get quite messy. When everything was filled with the resin, I moved the cookie sheet to the laundry room (since it's out of the way) and will let the resin sit overnight to cure. Tomorrow: adding the magnets!


  1. I've been wanting to do make magnets from bottle caps but haven't made time to find instructions. Yay, thanks for this!

  2. Thanks Leyla! They're really easy to make and you can bang out quite a bit in a short amount of time. I think in the future I might get some of the flattened caps and try working with those. :)


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