DIY Splatterpainted Magnets

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Hey everyone! I'm back with another back to school DIY! :) Let's get started!

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Step 1: Gather Your Materials

For this DIY, you'll need the following items:

-Bottle caps

-Paint (white and colors of your choice)

-Cardboard circles

-Magnets

-Mod Podge

-Clear nail polish

-Toothbrush

-Craft knife

-Something to protect your work surface

-Tacky glue

-Container of water

-Dropper

-Small container

Step 2: Paint It White

Grab your caps and paint them white, then let them dry. I decided to paint half blue and half a copper color because the logos were showing through my white paint. You can do whatever color you like though. :)

Step 3: Mix It Up

Mix some paint with a couple drops of water in your little container. (If it's already on the thin side, you don't need to add water.) Lay your caps on your protected work surface. I used an old sheet, but you can use a tarp, trash bags, whatever is lying around your house. Dip the toothbrush in the paint and flick the bristles. Let it dry thoroughly. Then seal them with clear nail polish.

Step 4: Making a Bigger Splat Design

If you want a bigger, more "In your face!" splatter design, keep reading. ;) Grab your other set of caps and place them on your protected work area. Mix up more paint and switch out the toothbrush for a paintbrush. For these, I did red, periwinkle, and gold splatters. Let the caps dry thoroughly between each layer of splatters, then seal with clear nail polish.

Step 5: Stack It Up

Now grab your circles, score them lightly with your craft knife*, and glue them together in stacks of 4. Flip them over and paint the plain side with some Mod Podge. Let that dry. Now glue them into your caps and let dry. Paint the plain side with clear nail polish and let dry.

*Adult supervision is needed for this step. Kids, please ask your parent, guardian, or older brother/sister for help here. Thank you. :)

Step 6: Add Your Magnets

Glue your magnets into your caps, and let dry. Now you can enjoy your new magnets! ;)

If you recreate this DIY, I'd love to see it! Hit me up on Twitter @The_CraftyChica. Thank you for checking this DIY out. :)

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