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Glittery Bottle Cap Magnets

Plastic bottle cap crafts are a great excuse to reduce, reuse and recycle! Turn a boring fridge into a sparkly surface with Glittery Bottle Cap Magnets from Tiffany Windsor. This colorful project is simple and fun - make a bunch and create cool designs!

Glittery Bottle Cap Magnets


  • Aleene’s Magnetic Tacky Dots
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Tulip Fashion Glitter (24 pack)
  • Plastic bottle caps
  • Glue brush
  • Cardstock or plain white paper (to catch glitter)
  • Wax paper
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Charms, buttons, beads
  • Optional: muffin tin


  1. Apply Aleene’s Tacky Glue to inside of cap with brush.

    Glittery Bottle Cap Magnets
  2. Hold cap over paper and sprinkle with glitter. Shake excess glitter onto paper and return excess glitter to container. Set bottle cap aside to dry.

    Glittery Bottle Cap Magnets
  3. To apply glitter along the front edge of cap, pour a small amount of glitter onto wax paper and spread with fingers to create a circle of glitter slightly larger than cap. Next, pour a small puddle of Aleene’s Tacky Glue on wax paper. Dip cap into glue.

    Glittery Bottle Cap Magnets
  4. Check to be sure that glue has applied all along the edge. If needed, dip into glue several times.

    Glittery Bottle Cap Magnets
  5. Press glued edge into glitter.

    Glittery Bottle Cap Magnets
  6. If needed, dip again into glitter to cover all exposed glue. Set aside to dry.

    Glittery Bottle Cap Magnets
  7. Brush glue along outside edge of cap. Sprinkle with glitter. Set aside to dry.

    Glittery Bottle Cap Magnets
  8. Rub sandpaper on back side of cap to roughen surface. Apply Aleene’s Magnetic Tacky Dot to back of cap.

    Glittery Bottle Cap Magnets
  9. If desired, glue charms, buttons, and scrapbook embellishments into center of magnets. I love the effect when you place your embellishment in the cap and secure or cover it with 3D Lacquer. I also like to display my magnets in an upcycled muffin tin. I used the EcoHeidi Drybrush technique to paint my muffin tin.

    Glittery Bottle Cap Magnets


For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make Glitter Your Garbage Magnets.


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