DIY Bottle Cap Charm
Round up some bottle caps and your favorite photos and make these DIY jewelry charms.
Metal bottle cap
Metal hole punch (optional)
1-in. circle punch
Small photo or scrapbook paper
Clear laminate sheet (optional)
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Needle-nose pliers (optional)
Metal jump ring (optional)
STEP 1. If desired, use metal hole punch to make a hole centered on the edge of the bottle cap.
STEP 2. Put bottle cap with top facing up on a flat surface. Using mallet, gently strike the bottle cap several times in a circular motion until it flattens completely. The edges will turn up.
STEP 3. Use circle punch to punch a circle from a photo or scrapbook paper. If the paper is not coated or sealed, put clear laminate on the front side only. Trim laminate to match circle edges.
STEP 4. Put a drop of Dimensional Magic on the flat surface of the bottle cap. Use a toothpick to spread it over the entire area. Center image on the Dimensional Magic. Be sure to smooth out any bubbles. Let dry.
STEP 5. Following manufacturer's instructions, cover image surface with Dimensional Magic. If needed, use a toothpick to spread it out. Let dry.
STEP 6. If desired, use pliers to attach a jump ring. Then attach to a necklace, key chain or other accessory.
Crafter's Note: Instead of a bottle cap, you can use any size and shape pendant blank. Simply cut your image to fit and follow the same steps to glue the image, then cover with Dimensional Magic to finish.