DIY Magnetic Bottle Opener

Have you ever seen a problem that you immediately wanted to solve? Or maybe you have started to think of a way to adapt an idea? Well one customer, Steven, saw an issue and immediately knew how magnets could provide the solution.

Having gone to his brother-in-law’s house for a family party, Steven used the bottle opener fitted to the kitchen wall and noticed the quick reactions needed to catch the bottle cap or the need to pick it up off the floor each time.

Immediately, Steven had an idea and got to work creating his own wall mounted bottle opener, and the key difference was the introduction of magnets.

Having made his wooden frames Steven routed out a hole in the back of the frames to take the rare earth magnet.

Using our 40 x 20 x 5mm thick Ultra High Performance N52 Grade Neodymium Magnet held in place with a generous helping of hot glue, Steven had created a bottle opener which would catch every cap after opening a bottle. The benefit of using Neodymium magnets was their super-strong performance, which would provide attraction through the back of the wood to catch the caps.

Steven made 5 bottle openers to give out as gifts and was pleased to hear back from his dad who has so far got the magnet to hold 22 bottle caps at once!

Our magnet in the back of the bottle opener.

We would like to thank Steven for getting in touch and sharing his story, this is Steven’s second featured application and we can’t wait to see his next creation. Take a look at Steven’s other projects here.

If you are currently working on a project or could use some advice, our team would love to hear from you! Contact our experts on 0845 519 4701 or email


This magnet is smaller than a block of post-it notes but still produces an astonishing pull. These magnets are so strong that they will wipe data from hard drives and are commonly used in large scale engineering projects.

Each magnet is coated with three layers of nickel, copper and nickel to improve corrosion resistance and provide a smooth and clean finish.

These magnets come with a safe-handling warning; because they are so powerful they can be dangerous if not handled carefully.

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