Monday, 15 August 2011

Altered magnet bottle caps calendar

This page was published in Ready- Set- Create web magazine Oct/Nov 2011 issue
My Pretty Little calendar magnet made for my PLS tutorial post.
Once a month we do a full tutorial as our Pretty Little Studio DT job and I made it with Bottle Caps and lots of those cute an pretty little products and the final result is really pretty as it should be.
So here are the steps for this project here in my blog too:
This is an easy project for those who can use a cutter, drill or Crop A Dile and to work with wire on the beginner level.

Product list:

PLS products: Love Noted 4*4 '' paper pad: Let me Count the Ways and Cherish papers

Calendar Cards Vintage 2011- the whole set

Vintage Tags- Be Mine-Little People- 2''- 2 tags from the set as shown on the project

Other products:

Bottle Cap Co. metal caps: Large, Medium, Small flat ; Small epoxy

Flowers: Petaloo

Buttons: Dress It Up

Pin: Webster Pages

Other: ribbons, wire, glass beads

Tools: Circle cutter or punches, wire cutter, Crop A Dile or drill, glue dots, liquid glue.


Step 1: Make 2 holes in both Large and Medium Bottle caps – on the top and directly under it on the bottom and one hole in the small cap using your CAD tool or some other drilling tool.

Step 2:

Cut both Love lines papers into the big circle- 2.5'' one and into the inner- 2'' circle. Cut the Be mine tag to fit the Medium cap using your scissors and cut the last tag to fit the small cap. Add the epoxy over the smallest tag circle and put it aside.
Glue the biggest circle over the Large cap, add the dotted circle as shown. Glue the Medium tag over the Medium cap as shown.

Step 3:

Make a hole in the Calendar tags using your CAD- you can't make it in one step, so do it with half of the pack and then with another half left. Tie the wire around the calendar tags, insert it into the upper Large cap hole, twist a bit, add the glass bead and trim the wire ends as much as possible.

Connect the lower Large cap hole and the upper Medium cap hole same way.
Connect the last two holes same way and now adhere the epoxy covered tag over the small cap.

Step 4:

Tie the bows under the beads as shown. Add the pin over the upper bead.

Adhere some flowers and buttons as shown. Add magnet on the back of the 2 larger caps. Enjoy it…

Tear each month from the calendar when it's over and then you can change it for the next year too.. Or make another one with different PLS products  for the next year.

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