After doing a little research, I bought bottle caps that had never been used. They're bright and shiny, and they're not dented, either. The first step is to use a rubber mallet and pound the edges until they're rounded. I did this on the basement floor--you definitely don't want to do it on any surface that you don't want marred.
|See how easily they turn under into perfect little circles?|
I set the sticker inside each bottlecap and then put the epoxy sticker on top of that. I press the epoxy sticker down--you can see I have a little more adhering to do around the edges.
I wanted to try these as magnets, and I used a sheet-type magnet (like for a business card), but the bottlecaps are a little too heavy. I'll need to get the button-type magnet that will hold something a little heavier, but I love the way they look on the black fridge. I made a set of these into pushpins by hot-gluing a flat-top thumbtack onto the back. I'm going to give these a try on my bulletin board before making any more--I want to be sure the hot glue really holds the bottlecap on. I could try one of the craft adhesives I have, too.
|This is another set of stickers I used. I like these colors, too. Kind of muted. |