Our Favorite BBQ Sauce and How to Make Bottle Cap Magnets

bottle-capsI’ve always loved the beer and soda bottle cap projects, but how about using other types of jar and bottle lids? Since we have several beer snobs in the family, I’ve saved a lot of craft beer bottle caps. But we’re also big fans of Stubb’s Barbecue Sauce and the Stubb’s sauce happens to come jarred with the cutest little jar lids.

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Each bottle cap has a sweet message from Stubb himself, like, “My life is in these bottles.”

There’s even a message inside the bottle cap.

I thought they’d make interesting fridge magnets and maybe even a nice Father’s Day gift idea.

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Here is a refrigerator magnet project that takes about 1 hour to make using upcycled BBQ jar lids and beer bottle caps. Which will definitely take you a little longer to collect, but once you have them, you can make some, too.

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Grilled Sirloin Steak Marinade ala Stubb’s

But before I show you the project details…

I want to share one of our favorite super simple Stubb’s recipes:

1)  Sirloin steak – any quantity.

2) Bottle of Stubb’s Original BBQ sauce – enough to make sure the meat is covered.

3) Marinate steak in the Stubb’s sauce at least four hours – the longer the better.

4) Cook steak to your preference on the grill.

The Stubb’s Original has a nice mild flavor (not spicy) and it really tenderizes the meat.  We use it the same way for barbecued  chicken. Give it a try. It’s really good Smile

You may be able to find Stubb’s in your local grocery store, you can check it out here.

Is your mouth watering, yet?

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Beer and Barbecue sauce bottle cap magnets

Supplies I used to make the magnets

BBQ sauce and beer bottle cap magnets

Bottle caps

E6000 glue

Rubbing alcohol

Magnets (1-1/2” D x 1/4 for the Stubb’s lids)  and ( 3/4” D, for the beer bottle caps.)

Glue magnets to inside of bottle caps

1) Clean bottle caps well. Wipe down with the rubbing alcohol

2) Flip caps and apply glue to inside. Let set for 2-5 minutes.

3) Place magnets inside. After several minutes, wipe off any excess with damp paper towel. Let dry 24 hours.

Barbecue sauce bottle cap magnet

Note: I used less glue on the Stubb’s magnets because the 1-1/2” diameter magnets I used for the Stubb’s lids fit exactly inside the jar caps.  They snapped right in, actually. But I still chose to glue them because the 1-1/2″ magnets are very strong.

Upcycled beer and barbecue sauce bottle cap magnets | stownadtellu.com

As I mentioned, this could be a cute gift for Father’s Day, but also for an outside patio bbq area, a game room, etc..

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Not all jar lids are fancy. I noticed many bbq sauces have the plastic kind of lid, but I was thinking there might be some fun ones on specialty jam and jelly jars, salsas, etc… Have you spotted any interesting jar lids lately?…because I know you’ve been looking;)

Happy Day ~ Amy

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8 Responses to Our Favorite BBQ Sauce and How to Make Bottle Cap Magnets

  1. Angie @Knick of Time June 15, 2017 at 8:13 am #

    I’m totally kicking myself that I didn’t collect a bunch of beer caps that my son has thrown away, because he would love these! Thanks for sharing them at Talk of the Town. I’m featuring these magnets at next week’s party!

    Angie @ Knick of Time http://www.knickoftime.net

    • Amy June 18, 2017 at 4:47 pm #

      It’s always a toss up. Throw it out, then you see an idea you could of used it for. Keep it and it sits there for the next five years, LOL. Thank so much for featuring, Angie!!

    • Susan June 24, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

      Heck yeah! I was going to post that this is my curse/problem/lot in life. Come on Ladies, if you are creative, like junk and are thrifty, a variation of this happen ALL the time since we can see potential in almost anything. My favorite is when I have something that I’ve saved for a project but I can’t find it because who knows where it might be? Also, it drives my children crazy since I can see potential in most things, decide to keep them, put them all over the house, where they don’t belong and then wonder where things are.

      Now, I don’t know your son, Angie, but I love your blog and I can venture to guess he will drink some more beer. Or, go to a bar and ask for caps if you want to make these as a surprise.
      See, the wheels are always turning.

  2. Marie June 15, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    This is such a great idea! I’ve seen bottle cap magnets but never thought of doing it with others lids. That’s genius! Thanks for sharing your DIY with us at Merry Monday this week!

  3. Funky Junk Interiors - Donna June 23, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    Magnets with a story get me every time. Love this classic look!

    You’ve been featured this weekend on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 384! Thanks for linking up! 🙂

    • Amy June 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm #

      Woot!! Thanks so much, Donna. Good food with a story never hurts, either 😉


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