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DIY’s To Show Dad Some Love

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:00

Father’s Day is just one of many days out of the year that we celebrate great dads. The holiday comes and goes so quickly, so it’s important to take the time to enjoy the day to its greatest potential. There’s nothing more special to a father than receiving a gift that was made with love, care and thoughtfulness. We are here today to share with you some of the best DIY’s out there to show your dad some love this Father’s Day. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

DIY’s To Show Dad Some Love

DIY Embellished Apron | I Heart Nap Time

DIY Father’s Day Coupon Book | I Should Be Mopping The Floor

DIY ‘We’re Nuts About You’ Photo Frame | Happiness is Homemade

DIY Dad’s Scribble Mug | I Heart Arts n Crafts

DIY Nightstand Caddy | Pillar Box Blue

DIY Painted Golf Tees | Merriment Design

DIY Super-Dad Snacks | Pizzazzerie

DIY Dad’s Stepping Stones | Diva of DIY

DIY Father’s Day Photo | UnOriginal Mom

DIY Pop Up Father’s Day Card | Red Ted Art

 

Coconut Shell High Gloss Resin Necklace DIY

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 07:55

Coconut Shell High Gloss Resin Necklace DIY

Hey Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a simple coconut and resin DIY perfect for Summer.  I love everything about coconuts; the smell, the taste and how quickly it brings me back to Summer sunshine.  Plus, coconuts come in such an especially amazing hard shell, perfect for crafting.   This ecology chic necklace is made of natural elements and makes a great Summer camp craft.

Supplies Needed:
  • Envirotex Lite High Gloss Resin
  • Coconut
  • Rock or Hammer
  • Sand Paper
  • Disposable Gloves, Mixing Cups, Stirring Sticks and Work Surface
  • Straw or Heat Gun
  • Drill and 1/4″ Wood Drill Bit
  • Jute Twine
  • Wooden Beads

Coconut Cracking:

Begin by cracking open the coconut.  Set up outside for easy clean up when the water spills out.  Simply hit it with a rock or hammer and pound the rock on the coconut where you see the natural lines.  

Once the coconut is cracked, pry it apart with your hands.  Kids love helping with the coconut cracking too.

Then sift through the shell pieces until you find a couple that look interesting.

Use sandpaper or a sanding belt to smooth off the edges as well as the top of the coconut shell.

The natural shell is beautiful once the rough bark is sanded off.

After sanding, drill a hole in the top of the coconut shells.

High Glossing:

Now mix up one ounce of High Gloss Finish in a mixing cup, using the 2 phase mixing process according to package directions.

The shells just need a light layer of high gloss resin, so it does not take much.

Use the stirring sticks to spread the Envirotex Lite on the top surface of the coconut shells.  Work on a disposable worksurface for easy clean up.  A paintbrush could be used instead of the stirring stick too.

Use a straw and blow gently about an inch away from the surface of the coconuts to pop any bubbles that form.

Then set the coconut shells aside and let them cure overnight.

The next day the coconut is ready to make into necklaces.  Cut 30 inches of twine for each necklace and select a few wooden beads.

Tie the twine on the pendant with a simple larks head knot.  Then string on the beads, either close to each other or separated with simple overhand knots.  Tie the ends together and slip over the head. 

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Special DIY Picture Frames

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:00

We love coming up with a variety of versatile ways to use resin and other everyday supplies to create beautiful things. What about you? Some of the projects we’ve been loving lately are beautiful frames crafted at home. They make the perfect crafting project, a thoughtful gift and all around just a beautiful piece you can add to your home. Are you ready to get crafting? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Special DIY Picture Frames for you to try out. Enjoy!

Special DIY Picture Frames

DIY Beach-Themed Photo Frame

DIY Mosaic Picture Frame| Today’s Creative Life

DIY Ornate Mini Resin Frame Magnets 

DIY Resin Frame for Displaying Air Plants

DIY Custom Resin Framed Pins

DIY Miniature Resin Mold Frames

DIY Easy Picture Frame | Place Of My Taste

DIY Birch Bark Frame | H20 Bungalow

 

DIY Mason Jar Frames | A Little Craft In Your Day

DIY Picture Frame Wreath | Infarrantly Creative

 

Resin Succulent Embellished Frame

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 07:00

Succulents are still hot in home decor.  Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can still make succulents part of your home decor. I will show you how to make a resin succulent embellished frame using EnviroTex Lite resin and a silicone mold.

Supplies:

Begin by mixing a very small (1-2 ounces) of resin according to the package directions. Be sure to use the two-step mixing process to ensure the resin is fully mixed.

After the resin is mixed, separate the mixed resin into small mixing cups. Add Castin’ Craft pigments to color the resin in whatever colors you would like your succulents to be. I mixed shades of green and purple for my succulents.

Use a stir stick to drizzle a small amount of the first colored resin into each segment of the mold. This will make the tips of the succulent leaves a different color than the base of the succulents.

Next, fill the mold with the second color of resin. Because of the nature of this silicone mold, bubbles may get trapped within the mold.  Tap the mold on your work surface to draw as many bubbles to the surface as possible.

Use a long arm lighter to gently pop the bubbles that rise to the surface. Cover the mold and let the resin cure completely.

When the resin is cured, stretch the silicone mold to release the finished piece.

Since the silicone mold is reusable, you can make as many of these resin succulents as you need! Experiment with different resin pigments to create variety with your embellishments.

I painted an inexpensive craft wood frame with two shades of purple craft paint.  Then I used a high heat glue gun to adhere the resin succulents to the corner of the frame.

These succulents would look great on a range of home decor items, from frames to lamps to vases! The sky is the limit!

Patriotic Farmhouse Wreath Idea

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 07:51

Use resin in red, white, and blue to make this patriotic farmhouse wreath idea for your front door this summer. This easy project will have your door all dressed up for the Fourth of July. Plus, this project is actually super easy to make. Sounds great, right? Grab your supplies and get started on your own version of this wreath today.

Supplies needed for this patriotic farmhouse wreath idea:

Instructions:

Start by measuring and mixing the EnviroTex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Finish. Be sure to wear gloves then measure out equal portions of each of the two parts. Be sure to follow the two cup mixing procedure that is outlined in the packaging. The most important part is to get a good mix here.

Then divide up the mixed resin into three small measuring cups. Tint each one with the Castin’Craft Opaque Pigments in red, white, and blue. Mix well.

Lay your wood cutout of the United States over a protective covering. I used a few spare measuring cups to lift it up off of my work surface as well. Then pour on each of the three colors. You can do this however you would like. Work to get it almost to the edges.

Then push the resin over the edges on all sides. Also, use a stir stick or wood skewer to slightly mix the resin colors where they meet. You can do this as little or as much as you would like. Pop any bubbles that rise to the surface then allow the cutout to cure overnight in a level position.

Once dry, use hot glue to secure the piece to a farmhouse greenery wreath. Then this one is ready to hang on your front door.

This patriotic farmhouse wreath idea may be just what your home needs this summer.

Show off your patriotic pride this year by making a simple wreath that will look stunning on your front door.

DIY Wedding Favors Guests Will Love

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 07:00

Wedding season is here and in full swing, so it’s time to start thinking about crafts for the season!  We here at Resin Crafts Blog look for any and all opportunities to create and craft. As many of us already know, weddings can be very expensive events. Why not save yourself some coin by crafting your wedding favors for your guests? We’ve rounded up some of the best DIY Wedding Favors that your guests are sure to love. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

DIY Wedding Favors Guests Will Love

DIY Seed Packet Favors | The Budget Savvy Bride

DIY ‘Richer or Poorer’ Favors | Something Turquoise

DIY Bookmark Wedding Favors | Thinking Closet

DIY Honey Wedding Favors | The Beauty Dojo

Photo Strip Frame (for Weddings with a Photo Booth)| Lydi Out Loud

DIY Vintage Succulent Wedding Favors | Snazzy Little Things

DIY Infused Olive Oil Favors | Something Turquoise

DIY Chocolate Candy Favors | DIY Show Off

DIY Milk Bottle Wedding Favors | The Country Chic Cottage

DIY Guest Gift Bags | Lydi Out Loud

Beach-Themed Upcycled Photo Frame with EasySculpt

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:00

Display those summer memories in an upcycled photo frame adorned in shells, sea glass, pebbles and sand!

Beach-Themed Upcycled Photo Frame

Hello creative friends! This is Jane from Sustain My Craft Habit, a DIY and craft blog I co-write with my sister Sonja.

We are fortunate to have a cottage on the lake where we spend a lot of time together with our kids in the summer. I was recently flipping through the photos on my phone from last summer and realize that it was high time to print them out and put them on display.

I have a number of photo frames that I picked up for a dollar at the thrift store. This particular upcycling project was inspired by our beachy switch plate idea using a EasySculpt Clay. I came across my switch plate recently and even after two years later it’s holding up like brand new. I think my new photo frames will look great in our beach-themed bedroom at the cottage or even in our coastal-style bathroom.

The great thing about the EasySculpt Clay is that you can mold it in any shape. So even if you have completely different shapes and sizes of frames you can you can make them look consistent using this technique.

Supplies Needed

Instructions

Protect your working surface with a sheet of material such as a paper bag or wax paper. Be sure to read all the instructions in the box prior to starting working with the EasySculpt.

Work in a well ventilated area wearing gloves.

1. Disassemble and thoroughly clean the photo frame and glass, and all the beachy embellishments. Let dry completely.

2. To mix the EasySculpt, scoop out equal parts of the two components using two wooden sticks (avoid cross-mixing the materials in the containers).

3. Spread a bit of the release agent on your gloves to keep the keep the clay from sticking to them. Completely blend the two components together until a consistent colour is achieved (no ribbons or marbling; about 1-2 minutes). Depending on the size of your frame, you may want to work in small batches – I mixed up three separate batches for my photo frame.

4. Separate the clay into four small balls and place them on different sections of the frame.

5. Push the clay around to cover the surface of the frame as much as possible. Try and work quickly as the clay gets really sticky and will be difficult to work with after about 15 minutes.

7. Continue with the next batch until you’ve covered most of the frame. I left areas of my frame exposed as the gold edges looked really pretty against the stones, shells and sand.

8. Start assembling your embellishments. We started with the seashells, then pebbles, then filled in any gaps with the green and white sea glass pieces for a mosaic effect.

9. Finally, pour some white decorative sand over the entire surface. It will adhere to the clay but fall off the other areas of the frame. Let cure fully overnight and then shake off and discard any loose sand.

I couldn’t be happier with how my beachy upcycled photo frame turned out!

It truly looks like a one-of-a-kind piece of art with a lovely retro vibe. It’s the perfect way to cherish this lovely memory of the girls joyfully playing on the beach.

For additional ideas using EasySculpt, check out these creative projects:

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Pressed Flowers in Resin

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 07:00

Preserve pressed flowers in EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy for a beautiful way to display them in your home.

Hey Resin Crafters! Amber Oliver here with another great resin craft. Spring has definetly sprung here in south Texas and my gardens are overflowing with blooms. I took a few minutes to gather a few of these and tried something I hadn’t done since I was a kid: I made pressed flowers. After letting the blooms dry out for a few weeks, I decided to preserve them in resin and create a beautiful display for my home. The most important part of this project is planning – you’ve got to let those flowers dry out for a few weeks before starting this project! Lay out your design before mixing up your resin so you are ready to go!


SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR PRESSED FLOWERS IN RESIN:

Step 1: First, prepare the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy.  This is a multi-step process so don’t start mixing until you are ready to do the whole process from beginning to end! Start by mixing EQUAL parts of the Hardener and the Resin.

Stir for two minutes (be sure to scrape the bottoms and sides) then pour from the first cup into a second and mix with a new stir stick for another minute.

Step 2: Once your resin in ready, pour a small amount into your mold.

Step 3: Pick up your pressed flowers and place them gently onto the resin.

Step 4: Once the flowers are set, pour a bit more resin over them and make sure they are completely covered. After about 20 minutes, you’ll want to pop any bubbles you see on the surface by simply blowing on them with a straw!

Step 5: After you’ve allowed enough time for the resin to cure, you can remove from the molds!

You can display these in your home with picture stands like I did, or drill a hole and hang them up! What a pretty way to keep those spring blooms all season long!

 

Beautiful Gold Leaf Craft Ideas

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:00

We don’t know if you’ve heard yet, but DIY-ing with gold leaf can create some really beautiful things. Of course, we here at Resin Crafts Blog are always looking for affordable ways to get your craft on while making everyday items that will be useful to you. Today we’ve rounded up some of the best DIY Gold Leaf Craft Projects that you just have to try out. Enjoy!

Which projects will you create?

Beautiful Gold Leaf Craft Ideas

Poured Resin Gold Leaf Canvas Art

DIY Gold Leaf Paperweights 

DIY Gold Leaf High Gloss Painting

DIY Gold Leaf Cabinet Knobs

DIY Gold Leaf Resin Pendants

DIY Metallic Leaf Serving Tray

DIY Gold Leaf Decor | The Happier Homemaker

DIY Gold Leaf Candelabra | Shabby Fufu

DIY Distressed Gold Leaf Terracotta Pots | Today’s Creative Life

DIY Gold Leaf Earrings | The 36th Avenue

Fishbowl Centerpiece Made with Resin DIY

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 07:00

Fishbowl Centerpiece Made with Resin DIY

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing another unique resin craft.  Fish are the only pet that we can own…because of our especially horrible animal allergies.  It got me thinking that it would be fun to make a resin fishbowl, then it’s the perfect pet that needs no attention or care.  Little fish bowls would make a cute table centerpiece, fun for an animal themed party or a carnival set up.

Supplies Needed:

EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy

Small round bowl

Handful of Marbles

Plastic Fish

Stirring Sticks, Mixing Cups, Disposable Gloves and Work Surface

Straw or Heat Gun

Let’s get started!

Begin by placing the marbles in the base of the glass bowl carefully.  Then mix up 6 ounces of EasyCast resin.  Be sure to read the resin directions carefully before beginning.  Mix the resin in the 2 phase mixing process.

Once the resin is mixed completely, it is ready to pour right inside the fish bowl.

The 6 ounces of mixed resin just barely covered up the marbles in the base of the fishbowl.  Let the resin sit for 20 minutes for all the bubbles to rise to the surface as pictured below.

Next use a straw to blow gently on the bubbles, the warm breath will pop all the surfaced bubbles.  A quick flash of a heat gun will pop the bubbles as well, but do not overheat the resin or glass.

Next set the fishbowl aside to let it cure for about 2 hours.  The marbles look giant and translucent from the side!

After 2 hours the EasyCast should have set enough to hold the fish in place while drying.  Place the plastic fish in the bowl.  Look how tiny the fish is in the bowl–the resin magnifies it and fills up the fishbowl!  Then let the fishbowl sit for another hour, checking on the fish every 10 minutes to make sure it hasn’t slipped.

Step 2:

Now the fishbowl is ready for the next phase.  Repeat the resin mixing process in the same fashion as earlier.  Mix up the same amount of resin, about 6 ounces.

Pour the resin in the fishbowl around the little plastic fish.  Again, as before, let the bowl sit and cure for about 2 hours, popping the bubbles that have formed after 20 minutes.

Repeat the mixing, pouring, bubble popping and curing process as before until the fishbowl is filled to the top.  Then let it sit aside overnight to cure.  Look how big the fish looks now, magnified with the curvature of the bowl and the resin.  The marbles look like uniquely magical bubbles.  The layers of resin blend flawlessly and don’t even show.

Here’s the fun part!  The fishbowl can be turned upside down and look peculiar defying gravity!

Here’s a view from the underside, I love the aqua blue!

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Crushed Glass Resin Jewelry Set

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 07:02

This Crushed Glass Resin Jewelry set is a simple project to make for yourself or as a gift!

Hello, Resin Crafters! I’m Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama and I am so excited to share a simple resin jewelry project with all of you. This Crushed Glass Resin Jewelry set would make a great sparkly statement piece to add to your jewelry collection, or would be a unique gift idea for friends or loved ones.

Supplies needed:

Step 1: Spray the EasyCast Resin Jewelry Mold with Mold Release and Conditioner according to package directions. Set it aside to dry. This step is important so that the resin releases from your mold later, and to clean, condition, and extend the life of your molds.

I like to use this mold for jewelry because there are 8 different shapes to choose from – one larger and two smaller to make coordinating necklace and earring jewelry sets like this one a breeze!

Step 2: Prepare the Envirotex Lite Pour-On Resin. Wear disposable gloves and pour in equal parts of resin and hardener. Stir it together for two minutes with a stir stick, making sure to scrape the bottom and the sides of your mixing/measuring cup. Pour the resin into a second mixing cup, and stir for another minute with a clean stir stick.

Step 3: Use the stir stick to add some resin to the mold. You only want to fill it up about 1/4 of the way. Use a straw or a lighter to remove any air bubbles.

Step 4: Scoop some of the crushed glass into a small mixing cup. You could use any kind of crushed glass or thick glitter for this project! I found this purple crushed glass with vase fillers in the craft store.

Step 5: Pour the crushed glass over the resin. Having the glass already in a smaller mixing cup makes this step easier and less messy. You could also use a small spoon or scoop to pour the glass into the molds. Gently press the glass down into the resin and make sure there aren’t any pieces sticking up higher than the mold.

Step 6: Use the stir stick to add another layer of resin on top of the crushed glass and fill the molds the rest of the way to the top. Use a straw or a lighter to remove any air bubbles.

Step 7: Put the mold on a level surface and allow the resin to cure completely. I let mine cure overnight. Pop the resin pieces out by pressing the back of the mold. Use scissors to cut away any over-poured edges.

Step 8: Use jewelry adhesive to attach a bail to the back of the earrings and pendant. Let it dry completely and then attach a jump ring to the pendant and earring hooks to the earring pieces.

The Crushed Glass Resin Jewelry set is now ready to wear or to give as a gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or just for fun! You can use this same technique with different fillers, like chunky glitter or different colored crushed glass to make jewelry for any occasion.

Creative Kids Party Favors

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 07:00

Throwing a party that’s meant to entertain a group of children for several hours on end is no easy feat. As planning goes, it can become quite expensive too! We here at Resin Crafts Blog believe that a child’s birthday party is a perfect time to get your DIY on and share your love of crafting with the little ones. Today we’ve rounded up some of the best Creative Kids Party Favors that’s sure to be a hit at every party. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

Creative Kids Party Favors

DIY Holographic Enchanted Mirror | A Pumpkin and a Princess

DIY Rubber Duck Party Favor | Lady Behind The Curtain

DIY Harry Potter Party Favors | Making Lemonade

DIY King’s Crown | The Melrose Family

DIY My Little Pony Favors | Smart Fun DIY

DIY Glitter-Dipped Fortune Cookie | Happiness is Homemade

DIY Pokemon Party Favors | Frog Prince Paperie

DIY Baby Food Jar Favors | Make Life Lovely

DIY Frozen Marshmallow Pops | Around My Family Table

DIY Tasty Tic Tac Toe Party Favor | Atta Girl Says

Glittered Resin Switch Plate DIY

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 07:00

Glittered Resin Switch Plate DIY

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a fun resin craft.  Make an especially unique switch plate cover using glitter and resin.  Customize the color of glitter and top it off with High Gloss Resin for a smooth and shiny finish.  It’s a simple DIY craft that takes a few minutes of work time and overnight drying.  

Supplies Needed:
  • Switch Cover or Electrical Cover
  • Envirotex Lite High Gloss Resin
  • Glitter in variety of colors/sizes
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Mod Podge or Ultra Seal
  • Paintbrush
  • 2 Mixing Cups, 2 Stirring Sticks, Disposable gloves and disposable work surface

Get Started:

If you look around the house, you are likely to find a few switch plates that could use a facelift.  Mine is dirty and scuffed, so a glittery update is just what it needed.  Simply clean the plate with rubbing alcohol to remove dirt and oil build up.

Use the Mod Podge or Ultra Seal with the paintbrush and coat the entire plate surface.  Work over the disposable surface for easy clean up.

Add Glitter:

To make the ombre glitter effect, pour out a hefty amount of glitter on the lower half of the switch plate.  I used aqua glitter, my favorite color.  Then gently lift up the switch plate to dump all the excess glitter off onto the work surface.   Lift the paper and pour the glitter back into the jar.

Next pour out the white glitter on the top half of the light switch cover. 

Repeat the process as before by returning the excess glitter back into the jar.  Add some  chunky glitter across the center of the plate…just across the middle.

Pour on Resin:

Now set the switch plate on top of some small cups as risers.  Then mix up about 1 ounce of high gloss resin.  I mixed a giant cup full to use with another project, so disregard the quantity pictured.  Just an ounce is plenty for the top of the switch plate.

Use the stirring stick to pour out some of the high gloss resin all over the glitter.  Allow it some time to soak in around the glitter.  The resin is self leveling and will work it’s way around the plate.  Encourage it with the stirring stick to cover the entire top of the switch plate.  Let the resin dry and cure overnight.

Clean Up:

The next day pull the face plate off the risers and use a small hobby knife to clean up the drips and drops on the backside of the plate.

Now the switch plate is ready to hang on the wall.

That’s it!

Doesn’t it look fabulous!?  I love the thick chunky glitter in the center and the sparkly blue shine on the bottom.

Simply screw the switch cover back on the wall for a stunning statement!

It adds a bit of jewelry to a boring wall.  Now I want to do this technique on every switch plate in the house.

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Beautiful DIY’s To Hold Jewelry

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 07:00

Jewelry can definitely take over your life if you let it. It’s one of those things in your home that can get wildly out of control if you don’t have an organization system. The great news about this problem is that there are so many DIY solutions and that’s one of our favorite things here at Resin Crafts Blog. Today we’ve rounded up some of the best DIY’s that hold jewelry that are not only quick to make to but look great too. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

Beautiful DIY’s To Hold Jewelry

DIY Jewelry Display| Blue i Style

DIY Glitter Headband and Jewelry Holder | Lydi Out Loud

DIY Jewelry Holder | The 36th Avenue

DIY Decorative Jewelry Display | Anika’s DIY Life

Pottery Barn-Inspired Jewelry H0lder | Reasons To Skip The Housework

DIY Gallery Wall Jewelry Holder | Lovely Etc

DIY Knob Jewelry Holder | Happiness is Homemade

DIY Cross-Stitch Pegboard Jewelry Holder | Yellow Bliss Road

DIY Creative Jewelry Holder | Crafty Chic

 

DIY Industrial Pipe Jewelry | Making Home Base

Marbled Resin State Silhouette

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 07:00

For months now, my mom has been asking me to make her a piece of Michigan decor that she can hang in my parents’ new home. I found a silhouette sign of the Lower Peninsula in the craft section of a big box store that was a perfect blank canvas for this project. I used some colored resin to create a beautiful marbled resin state silhouette.

Supplies You Will Need:

I mixed 8 ounces of resin according to the directions in my package of EnviroTex Lite (4 ounces of resin and 4 ounces of hardener). I then divided the resin among three additional mixing cups.  ince I didn’t want to mess with painting my wood state shape before adding the resin, I opted to use the opaque resin pigments instead of the transparent dyes.

You can choose whatever colors you would like for your state sign. Since Michigan is known for its beautiful freshwater lakes, I chose white, blue, green, and pearl pigments to color my resin.

Next, I elevated the sign on a few blocks of wood so that the sign would not stick to my work surface (which I made sure to protect with paper). Then I drizzled the resin over the shape in swirls and lines. Be sure to work in small amounts so you don’t end up covering the bottom color completely with the top color of resin.

Once I had some of the resin poured onto the sign, it was time to play. I picked the sign up with my gloved hands and tilted it back and forth. The resin slid and moved to create beautiful organic shapes and patterns.

I kept tilting the sign and adding more drizzles of resin until I loved the way it looked.  Take your time with this step. EnviroTex Lite has a nice open work time, so there is no rush.

Then I placed the sign back on the blocks so the excess resin could run off of the edges. This is also a good time to use a paintbrush to brush the drips off of the underside of the sign.

The resin cured overnight to a stunning, shiny finish. It just needs a sawtooth hook on the back of the sign so it can be hung on the wall.

Metallic Leaf Serving Tray with High Gloss Resin

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 07:00

Metallic Leaf Serving Tray with High Gloss Resin

Hi Resin Crafts friends, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft, sharing a simple resin craft.  This metallic leaf tray is uniquely stunning and perfect for a catch all or party serving tray.  Finish the tray in an afternoon and leave it to cure overnight, ready to serve from quickly.

Use the tray as a catch all for books, knick-knacks or even this flower centerpiece made with resin.

Supplies Needed:
  • Serving Tray in need of upcycling
  • Envirotex Lite High Gloss Resin
  • Colored Metallic Leaf
  • Gilding Adhesive
  • Paintbrush
  • Heat Gun or Mini Torch
  • Mixing Cups, stirring sticks and disposable gloves

Begin by pouring some gilding adhesive all over the inside of the tray.

Spread the adhesive around with the paintbrush.  Let the adhesive dry clear…but it will still be tacky.

Then place the metallic leaf all over the tray.

One square at a time as pictured below.

Mix the colors around to add balance on the tray.

Take the tray outside or place it inside a big cardboard box.

Use a light paintbrush to remove any loose metallic leafing.

It is looking bright and fun…but a little too rigid.

Return to your workstation and add daubs of adhesive all over the tray.  Again, let them dry clear.

Then place pieces of metallic leaf on the daubs of adhesive, balancing out the colors.

As earlier, dust off the excess gold leaf with a paintbrush.

Add more metallic leaf if desired.

Now for the finishing step with the Envirotex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Finish.

Mix the resin according to package directions. Mix a full 8 ounces for a 12×12 inch tray.

After mixing thoroughly, pour on the center of the tray and shift gently to ensure the entire bottom of the tray is covered with a resin layer.

Use the heat gun or mini torch to pop any bubbles that have formed after about 20 minutes.

Cover the top of the tray to prevent dust and debris from falling on the resin while it cures. Let it cure overnight or a couple of days.

Then fill the tray with decorative items or use it to serve for a fun party!  The bright colors are stunning, playful and a little bling!

DIY’s To Show Mom Some Love

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 07:00

 

There is no better reason to DIY and get your craft on then for your Mom, right? With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start brainstorming some amazing crafty options to show your Mom just how much you love and appreciate her. We here at Resin Crafts Blog are a huge fan of Mother’s Day and love finding many different ways to enjoy some craft-time while making something beautiful for someone you love. Today we’ve rounded up some of the best DIY’s to show your mom some love this Mother’s Day.

Which ones will you create?

DIY’s To Show Mom Some Love

DIY Lavender Lotion Bars | Lydi Out Loud

DIY Resin Floral Mason Jars | Resin Crafts Blog

DIY Root Bear Float Sugar Scrub | Mom Foodie

DIY Jewelry Holder | The 36th Avenue

DIY Bow Front Clutch | Polka Dot Chair

DIY Kid’s Mosaic Art Project | Buggy and Buddy

DIY Mother’s Day Frames | U Create

DIY Oatmeal Milk Bath | The Idea Room

DIY Gift Basket | Lolly Jane

DIY Mother’s Day Bracelets | Persia Lou

 

Resin Ring Holder

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 07:00
Create a beautiful resin ring holder using a pyramid mold, EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy, and colorful alcohol inks.

Hey Resin Crafters! Amber Oliver here with another great resin craft. Some of my favorite resin projects have been resin jewelry, like my  resin dipped earrings and my statement earrings. For this project, I started with a simple silicone mold in the shape of a pyramid. I knew the narrow point on the top would make the perfect place to slide your ring. This beautiful resin ring holder uses EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy and alcohol ink to create a unique design.

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR RESIN RING HOLDER:

Step 1: First, prepare the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy.  This is a multi-step process so don’t start mixing until you are ready to do the whole process from beginning to end!Start by mixing EQUAL parts of the Hardener and the Resin.

Stir for two minutes (be sure to scrape the bottoms and sides) then pour from the first cup into a second and mix with a new stir stick for another minute.

Step 2: Once your mixture is ready, pour gently into your mold. Be careful not to knock it over! Step 3: Carefully add a few drops of alcohol ink onto the surface. (TIP: use the ink very sparingly or your creation will be VERY dark!) Step 4: With a toothpick, gently drag through the surface to mix the ink. Step 5: After about 20 minutes you’ll see bubbles appear on the surface of the resin – you can use a butane torch to pop these or simply breathe on it like I did! It’s the CO2 in your breath that releases the bubbles – not the heat! Step 6: After you’ve allowed enough time for the resin to cure, you can remove from the mold! I hope this project inspires you to create your own resin ring holder! Try mixing alcohol inks or add Castin’Craft Opaque Pigments in the color of your choice to create a pretty solid colored one!

Picture Necklaces to Make for Mom

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 07:00

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and you may be searching for a DIY gift idea for mom. This year you can give her picture necklaces to celebrate all she does for you! Add in her favorite pictures of the kids or the grandchildren. A custom necklace with her favorite children is just the way to show her you care this year.

Supplies needed to make picture necklaces:

Instructions:

Use the bezel to determine the size of your picture. Trim the picture with either a craft knife or some scissors.

Glue inside of the bezel using the Ultra Seal Multi-Purpose Sealer / Glue. Allow to dry completely.

Apply a top coat of Ultra Seal Multi-Purpose Sealer / Glue with a paint brush. Allow to dry completely. This will seal your image and prepare it for the epoxy resin top coat.

Then measure and mix the EnviroTex Jewelry Resin in the cups provided with the kit. Be sure to mix according to the package directions as you want to make sure that the product is completely mixed before pouring. You will also want to wear protective gloves during this step.

Protect your work surface then pour the mixed resin on top of the pictures in your bezels making an even layer.

Pop any bubbles that rise to the surface by blowing across the bezel. Once the bubbles have been removed, allow your picture necklaces to cure completely. I usually leave mine overnight.

Then add your necklace chains and these picture necklaces are ready to give to mom or even grandma!

Making custom picture necklaces is really so easy. These are a great gift idea for Mother’s Day or even other times of the year. With such an easy technique, there really is no reason not to make a few of these for gifts.

Will you make mom a custom necklace that she will treasure forever? Be sure to order some bezels today and make a bunch of these picture necklaces for every woman on your gift giving list.

Creative Easter Basket Ideas

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 07:00

Spring has sprung and you know what that means. Easter is right around the corner! Easter is definitely the type of holiday that flies by us in the blink of an eye, so we have to make sure we take this opportunity to get our creativity flowing! If you’re creating an easter basket for that special person in your life, then you’re going to want to see these amazing creative easter basket ideas we’ve rounded up for you today. Enjoy!

Which ones will you put in your easter basket?

Creative Easter Basket Ideas

DIY Bath Bomb Easter Eggs | Lydi Out Loud

DIY Slime Easter Basket Kit | I Heart Arts n Crafts

DIY Mason Jar Easter Basket | The Gunny Sack

DIY Glue Yarn Easter Baskets | Red Ted Art Blog

DIY Bunny Basket | Mer Mag Blog

DIY Little Baker Easter Basket | A Night Owl Blog

DIY Dog Easter Basket | Irresistible Pets

DIY Easter Gift Bag | Inspiration Made Simple

DIY Boy’s Easter Basket | Erin Spain

DIY Carrot Shaped Treat Bags | Creative Green Living

 

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