Bottle Cap Magnets

Want a fun and easy little craft to add a little pop of color to your fridge? These bottle cap magnets are super quick and easy to make!

What you’ll need:

  • Bottle caps (either from Hobby Lobby for about $2 per package or save some beer bottle caps)
  • Thick washers or nuts
  • Magnet buttons (Walmart for about $2 for 18)
  • Hot glue gun

Step 1: Remove the protective paper from the sticky side of the magnet and using your hot glue gun, glue your washer or nut to the center of the magnet. Note: the sticky foam on the magnet is not very strong, so that’s why I used the hot glue as well. 

Step 2: Cover as much of your washer/nut as you can with hot glue and stick to the inside center of your bottle cap. Hold in place until dry.

Step 3: Once your hot glue has cooled, you can stick the magnet to your fridge!

You don’t have to use the washer or nut, but I did so the edges of the bottle cap would sit slightly away from my fridge so it wouldn’t scratch it and also to make easier to grab. 

Until next time! 

♡The Crafty Country Mama♡

Monogram Cork Coasters

Do you have a wood burner and a little patience? This is an excellent idea for those that want to gift a handmade, personalized item for any occasion! Great for a Christmas, birthday, teacher’s gift, or any other gift giving event! 

What you’ll need:

  • 4-4″ Cork squares
  • 3″ Letter stencil(s) 
  • Wood burning tool
  • Fine tip sharpie in black or brown

Start out with your blank coaster, line up your stencil in the center. Using your fine tip Sharpie, trace out your letter. I prefer to use a brown sharpie because it shows up just enough to see while I’m burning, but not dark enough that you’d see it if I didn’t get close enough during my burn. I once misplaced my black and brown, so I grabbed a purple and once I got close to the outline with my burner, it started bleeding a pinkish color all the way around my design. If you like it, great! I wanted a really rustic look, so I didn’t care for it. Once you have traced out your letter, you’re ready to burn! Using your burner, burn inside your outline. It burns very quickly, so make sure you are burning exactly where you want to be. To give it a finished look, I also burned the edges of each square.

Coasters usually come in a set of 4, so once all 4 are done, grab a piece of ribbon and tie them together! The whole process takes about 30 minutes depending on the complexity of your design. Happy crafting! 

Easy Bath Salt

This was so much fun! My niece wanted to do something crafty, so I brought my supplies over and we got to work! This recipe makes approximately 10 half pint mason jars with a little bit left over from each color/scent to make a rainbow. It came out to two jars of each color/scent.

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups Epsom Salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 3 cups sea salt or kosher salt
  • Coconut oil
  • Food coloring
  • Assorted extracts or essential oils.

If you’re using extra to, you’ll use more coconut oil since a lot of extracts have alcohol in them.

First, combine Epsom Salt, baking soda, and sea or kosher salt in a bowl and mix well. Then, we split up that mixture into the jars since we were making different scents and colors.

Since we decided we were going to make two of each color/scent, we poured two jars back into the bowl to add the food coloring, coconut oil and extracts.

Then, we added 8 drops of food coloring, 3 tsp coconut oil and we just used our noses to decide how much extract to use to get the desired amount of scent.

We kept stirring until it was slightly moist, and put them back into the mason jars.

That’s it. All done!!! So easy right??? My favorite was the Purple Lavender one! You can mix and experiment with different extracts or oils to make your own scent too. My mom’s favorite ended up being a Vanilla Mint mixture. This stuff leaves your skin SO soft!!!

5 Ingredient Mint Sugar Scrub Soap

Y’all, this stuff is SO easy to make!

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Mint extract for scent
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Food coloring for desired color

First, melt your coconut oil in a microwave safe dish. Takes maybe 20 seconds or so. Add your mint extract. Pour in the sugar a little at a time and mix well. I put 3 cups, but just keep adding until you get an almost dry and chunky texture. 1 or two drops of food coloring (I used green because mint. Duh.) Then add approximately 2 to 3 tablespoons of dawn dish soap. At this time, add more sugar if it is too runny or wet. Finally, give it a test run to make sure it bubbles up. If not, add more Dawn. That’s it. Voila! Put it in a mason jar or whatever you plan on storing or gifting it in!

My best friend said this was too much work. But she’s got 4 kids lol it literally takes like 5 to 10 minutes if you aren’t distracted.