The inspiration for this project came while visiting my aunt and spying my these sweet little faces on her magnet board. Aren't they adorable? I knew I wanted some, so I snapped an inspiration photo and set out to make my own. Here's my tutorial, and if you're curious it's super easy.
What you need:
Bottle caps - I bought mine new in the scrapbook section
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
optional: 1" circle paper punch
What you'll do:
Step 1: Glue magnets to the back of bottle caps. I used E-6000 glue. Tip: when glueing multiples, be sure to leave plenty of space between each bottle cap so the magnets don't jump together. This happened to me while the glue was still wet - ooops!
Step 2: Find the perfect photos for your project. This is somewhat difficult because the face needs to be relatively small when using a standard size snapshot (4x6). Try to include as much hair as possible. A too tightly cropped face is difficult to recognize. Here's a tip for choosing a photo:
Hole punch a paper scrap to create a guide for finding the perfect snapshot.
Step 3: Cut photo. If using a paper punch, you will likely need to trim the photo to reach child's face. This is done most simply by cutting along the edge of the paper guide, while it is centered over area of interest.
Step 4: Glue photo into bottle cap depression.
Step 5: Wait 24 hours until glue dries!
Step 7: Wait another 24 hours until Mod Podge Dimensional Magic is dry.
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