Very Merry Magnets


By Caitlin Murray Giles


Work with your little elves to create these magnets in anticipation of holiday card season.


  • Scissors
  • Holiday images (from wrapping paper, gift tags, stickers, etc.)
  • Bottle caps (preferably twist off)
  • Clear casting resin (available from art supply stores such as Blick Art Supply)
  • Craft glue or hot glue gun
  • Small magnets


  1. Begin by collecting bottle caps and a variety of small holiday images.
  2. Using craft glue or a hot glue gun, attach one picture to the inside of each bottle cap. Let dry completely.
  3. Cover a work surface to protect it from spills and lay caps on top.
  4. Following manufacturer's instructions for clear casting resin, fill each bottle cap to the rim and let dry. The resin will take at least 24 hours to set.
  5. Attach magnets to the backs of the bottle caps with glue. Use your magnet creations to secure holiday cards to the refrigerator or other magnetic surface.
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