Faux Resin Bottle Caps
Today, I’ll show you how I make faux “resin” style bottle caps. These can be used in jewelry, art projects, and of course, hairbows!
I taught myself how to do this after seeing all the neat resin bottle cap crafts. Since I’m too cheap to buy the resin, and too lazy to learn how to do it, I figured out a way to do it with supplies I already have.
I totally think I invented this, because I haven’t seen it done online. Here’s what I came up with.
You’ll need a bottle cap, Mod-Podge & Dimensional Magic, paintbrush, scissors, and your images. I occasionally buy bottle cap images on Etsy, but I’ve used old books, newspapers, even cereal boxes! (Told ya I’m cheap.)
1.After cutting your image to fit, brush a thin layer of mod podge inside the bottle cap.
2. Place your image inside, and smooth it out. You’ll want to add a very thin layer of Mod-Podge on top. You need to “seal” the ink, especially if you just printed something from the computer. Try not to drag your brush or the ink can bleed. Using card stock or premium paper helps.
3. Add your Mod-Podge Dimensional Magic a drop or two at a time, until the surface is covered. Poke any air bubbles out with a safety pin or toothpick. It will look a little cloudy. Don’t worry, it dries clear.
Below you can see bleeding ink and air bubbles.
I haven’t done one of these in a while…& I totally forgot step 2. And for step 3; I just squirted the Dimensional Magic in, & walked away. (Told ya I was lazy!)
I wish I could say I did that on purpose. But I’m no good at lying. I had to redeem myself & make another one;)
And now you know that I’m cheap, lazy, forgetful, honest, and a bad photographer.
I do hope this post helps someone though. Faux resin bottle caps work in a pinch, if you don’t have epoxy. Epoxy stickers are a very easy alternative too!