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Mini Fairy Garden DIY with FastCast Resin

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 07:00

Mini Fairy Garden DIY with FastCast Resin

Hey Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a quick craft using FastCast Resin.  This mini fairy garden is especially cute and a fun indoor craft.  The best part is this mini fairy garden can be created in less than 30 minutes!

Supplies Needed for this Mini Fairy Garden

Before mixing the resin, figure out how much liquid the silicone mold can hold.

Fill the mold with water and empty the measuring cup out completely.

Then pour the water from the mold into the measuring cup.  This will show how much resin is needed to fill the silicone mold.

Read the directions for the FastCast before mixing.  FastCast resin sets in less than 10 minutes, so there is no time to waste once it’s mixed.  Mix 1 part of resin, 1 part hardener and stir for 1 minute.  Then transfer into a second cup and use a second stick to stir resin for 30 seconds.

Pour the FastCast resin in the mold.

Just as planned, the mold is completely filled with no leftover resin.

Within minutes, the resin begins to turn white.

Then the resin will be completely hardened within 10 minutes.  It easily pops out of the silicone mold.

This little planter is now ready to fill!  

This could also work as a candle holder, little candy dish, succulent planter and more.

Place half of a styrofoam ball inside the planter.  Then push fake succulents, clay mushrooms or other little fairy garden figurines into the styrofoam.

That’s it!  It’s super cute and makes a great statement on the desk or window sill.

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Make Mosaic Pieces from Resin

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 07:00

Maybe you already know that you can use resin in place of grout when you are making a mosaic project. But did you know you can actually make your own mosaic pieces from resin? The secret to making your own mosaic tiles with resin is a smooth silicone mat. Read on to learn more about this slightly addicting resin technique!


You will need:

Begin by mixing up a few ounces of resin, then divide the resin into smaller cups.  Add opaque resin pigment to each small cup to dye the resin in the colors you would like to use in your mosaic. You don’t need much pigment to color the resin, so start with just a bit of pigment and add more if you need to.

Use a paintbrush to paint a thin layer of resin onto the silicone mat. The thinner you paint the resin, the easier it will be to cut later.

Continue painting the resin onto the silicone mat. Feel free to blend and swirl the colors on the mat to create interest in the resin! Allow the resin to cure fully.

When the resin has cured, you will be able to peel the resin off of the silicone mat.

You should now have a single thin sheet of resin that is shiny on one side and matte on the other.

The resin sheet is thin enough that you should be able to cut it with regular craft scissors or a craft knife!

You can cut the resin into mosaic tiles that whatever shape and size works best for your project. I chose to cut mine into small irregular triangles.

To assemble your mosaic, you will need to mix up another small batch of resin. Paint a thin layer of resin onto the surface of your project. Then place the resin mosaic tiles onto the surface, leaving small gaps between pieces as you would with traditional tile mosaics.

When you have placed all of your resin mosaic tiles, you can leave the project as is or choose to pour a layer of resin over all the tiles to seal them in place. Cover the project and let it fully cure.

I love the way my small mosaic dish turned out, and the mosaic is completely made of resin!

I have plenty of resin mosaic tiles left over, so I have to think of another project to add them to. What kind of a mosaic project would you make with your own resin tiles?

Kid’s Valentine’s Day Crafts

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 08:42

Before you know it, the next holiday will be here: Valentine’s Day! As you can imagine, we are a big fan of this special day here at Resin Crafts Blog because it’s yet another reason to get our craft on. There are so many fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day by crafting and it’s a great excuse to get your kids involved, too! Today we’re sharing some of the best Kid’s Valentine’s Day Crafts for you to try out this year.

Which ones will you create?

Kid’s Valentine’s Day Crafts

Candy Heart Bracelet | Lolly Jane

DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Fingerprint Tree | Easy Peasy and Fun

Salt Dough Heart Magnets | Red Ted Art’s Blog

Paper Heart Engineering Craft | Buggy and Buddy

Valentines Paper Flowers Craft | I Heart Crafty Things

DIY Paper Towel Roses | Happy Hooligans

Valentine’s Day Heart Sun Catcher | Happiness is Homemade

Valentine’s Day Homemade Slime | Oh My-Creative

DIY Heart Stamps | Rust and Sunshine

Woven Valentine’s Heart Basket | The Artisan Life

Motherboard Resin Jewelry Set DIY

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 07:00

Motherboard Resin Jewelry Set DIY

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a fun upcycled motherboard jewelry set.  Have you pulled apart an old computer or electronic device?  Save the green and gold motherboards and turn them into a uniquely fashionable set of jewelry.  An especially darling set of earrings and a necklace.

Supplies Needed:

Motherboard or other electronic parts

Heavy Duty Scissors

Envirotex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Resin

Disposable work surface, gloves, mixing cups and stirring sticks

E6000 Glue

Jewelry Hardware

Painters Tape

Step one is to cut the electronic motherboard into pieces.  Make them a decent size for jewelry, approximately 1 inch squares.   Use the painters tape in a loop to secure them to the disposable work surface.  The tape holds them slightly higher than the surface, so the resin will not adhere it to the surface.

Read the directions for the resin carefully and mix it according to the package.

Now use a stirring stick to pour some high gloss resin onto each motherboard square.  Use extra stirring sticks or cardboard to the keep the pieces raised and level.

Then let them dry and cure completely.  They will have a wonderful shiny dome over the top with no rough pieces sticking up.  

Next, get the jewelry hardware ready.  Including: 27 inches of gold chain, 4 jump rings, 3 Pendant bails.

Use the E6000 glue to adhere the pendant hardware onto the backs of the motherboards.

Let the E6000 glue dry completely for at least 4 hours.

Then attach the chains and hooks to the earrings.

Then hook the chain to the necklace pendant with a jump ring.  They are unique and stunning!  I love a stunning green and gold combination.  A matched set of jewelry is an especially great handmade gift.

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Check out this other amazing Green and Gold Combo Resin Craft:

 

Top 10 Posts of 2018 from the Resin Craft Blog

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:00

One of the best things about the new year is taking the time to reflect on the past year and all that it entailed. This is a great way to appreciate all of the accomplishments, projects and successes had as well as look forward to what’s to come in the upcoming year. For us, we like to celebrate another year gone by rounding up the top 10 posts of the year. What were some of your favorite moments of 2018? We hope you enjoy ours!

Which one of our projects were your favorite? We would love to hear about it!

Top 10 Posts of 2018 from the Resin Crafts Blog

DIY Colorful Poured Resin Wall Art 

DIY DVD High Gloss Mosaic Tray

DIY Clear Casting Resin Paperweights 

DIY Wood and Resin Pendant 

DIY Marbled Resin Wood Coasters 

DIY Resin Flower Paperweight 

DIY Flower Pendant

DIY Silicone Rubber Mold 

DIY Leaf Resin Paperweight 

DIY Concrete and Resin Planter 

Make a Resin Pendant from Dirty Pour Paint Skins

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:00

Make a Resin Pendant from Dirty Pour Paint Skins

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft with an awesome resin pendant craft.  Dirty Pour, Acrylic Pouring, Flo Painting, Paint Pouring, Marbling, or just Pour painting are all names for the same painting craze.  It involves thinning paint, adding a couple drops of silicone lubricant, layering it in a cup and pouring all over a canvas, tray or other object.  It drips all down the sides and has amazing patterns of layered paint.

The canvas is amazing…but the plastic the paint drips on is miraculous as well.  Let’s upcycle some of those paint skins into another work of art…the resin pendant.

Supplies needed:

Paint Pour Skin (dried paint)

Jewelry Resin

Pendant Bezel/Chain

E6000 Glue

Disposable paintbrush

Disposable worksurface, gloves, mixing cups and stirring sticks.

Begin by looking at the paint skin.  There are uniquely amazing parts of the dried paint.  Pick the part you would like to transform into a resin pendant.

Use scissors and some scrap paper to cut the shape of the inside of the bezel, use this scrap for a pattern.

Now place the cut paper on the paint skin and cut around it carefully.  This paint skin should now fit inside the pendant bezel.

Next spread some E6000 glue inside the bezel and place the paint skin on top. 

Now allow the glue to dry for about 4 hours before continuing on to the next step.

Now that the glue is set, it is time to add some shiny jewelry resin on the top.  Read the directions for the resin especially thoroughly.  Now set out the 2 small mixing cups, and 2 stirring sticks.

Begin by mixing one part resin and one part hardener together for 2 minutes.  Then pour resin into the second cup and use the second stick to stir it for 1 more minute.  You will only need a small amount of mixed resin.

Now carefully pour the resin in the center of the pendant.

First, set it on some stirring sticks or cardboard to keep the pendant base level.  Then use the paintbrush to gently push the resin to all the edges of the bezel.  Finally let the resin dry and cure overnight.

Once the resin is cured, it is ready to wear.  This is such a remarkable piece and a fun fashion statement!  It’s a great way to upcycle paint skins that would just end up in the garbage.

The resin elevates the sophistication of this handmade craft and gives it all a glossy, polished and smooth finish. 

Makes an especially great handmade gift too.  Don’t forget to pin, save and share!

 

Organizing Ideas For The New Year

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 05:00

Did any of you come up with resolutions in honor of the new year? We here at Resin Crafts Blog have plenty of resolutions, one of which of course is leading a more organized life. We know this can be a pretty popular resolution, but also a challenging one to keep up with. So we are here today to share with you some amazing organizing ideas that will help keep us all accountable for our new goals!

Under Sink Organizing | Polished Habitat

Organizing Cords and Cables | Blue i Style

Mail Organizer | Lydi Out Loud

Creative Coat Storage | Just A Girl And Her Blog

Spice Rack Organization | Food Family Finds

Mason Jar Organizer | The DIY Playbook

Cabinet Organization | Clean and Scentsible

Toy Storage Bench and Organizer | I Heart Organizing

DIY Organization Jars | The Real Thing With The Coake Family

DIY Garage Organization | Kenarry

Resin FIRE Coasters

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 07:00

Create colorful resin fire coasters with markers, isoprophyl alcohol, and a lighter then coat with EnviroTex Lite® Pour On High Gloss Finish.

Hey Resin Crafters! Amber Oliver here with another great resin craft! This project is a recreation of a craft I did last year that was a bit of a #DIYfail. I created beautiful coasters with a neat method I’ll explain below – but they didn’t last because of the spray sealant I used. This time around, I used EnviroTex Lite® Pour On High Gloss Finish to ensure my creations wouldn’t be ruined by drink condensation!

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR RESIN FIRE COASTERS:

Step 1: Start by scribbling on the tile with various colors.

Step 2: Next drip a small amount of isopropyl alcohol on the tile.

step 3: Carefully light on fire and let the alcohol burn off.

Step 4: Repeat until you have the desired number of “coasters”.

Step 5: Now you are ready for the Envirotex Lite Pour On. (You’ll want to setup in a cardboard box for easy disposal.) 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. Once it’s ready, pour directly onto your tiles! I put mine onto small mixing cups to allow the extra resin to drip off.

Step 6: Use a brush to smooth those over the sides.

Step 7: 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!

After the resin has had time to cure, you’re ready to add the backing onto the tiles. Felt works great for this and keeps the tiles from scratching your tabletops.

DIY Donut Necklace and Earrings from Resin

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 07:00

You can make your own donut necklace and earrings from resin in just a few minutes.  These would make a great gift or a very whimsical addition to your jewelry box.  We are sharing the quick and easy craft tutorial below so make a set for yourself or to give as a gift.

Supplies needed to make a donut necklace and earrings:

Instructions:

Start by spraying your mold with the mold release and conditioner.  Allow to dry completely before continuing.  Then mix up the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy according to the package directions.  Be sure to do the two cup mixing procedure to ensure everything is mixed well.  You will also need to wear protective gloves while mixing.

Then add the non-pariels to your mixture.  You will need to add a BUNCH of these to your mixed resin.  Really pack it full of these so you don’t get any settling in your finished product.

Then place your mixture down into the ring mold for both the necklace and earrings.  Pop any bubbles that rise to the surface.

Then put the mold on a level surface and allow to cure completely.  I allowed mine to cure overnight.  Pop out of the mold and use the jewelry adhesive to add the backs to the earrings.  You will also need to add a hook to the necklace piece and place it on your chain.

Your donut necklace and earrings are now ready for wearing or giving as gifts.  This simple idea will look great when you wear them for a fun party!

Be sure to grab your supplies and make your own version of this fun project!  You can think of other things that you can make with this same technique as well.  Mix up the colors of your non-pariels or just add in glitter!  Either way, you are sure to love making your own necklace and earrings!

DIY Winter Decor Ideas

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 07:00

You know that awkward period after the holidays where it feels like you took down the holiday decorations and now your house is just bare? We can relate to that! But no worries. Your decor game doesn’t have to go downhill, we’ve rounded up some of the best DIY Winter Decor Ideas that you can incorporate into your home style post-holiday celebrations. We hope you enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

DIY Pinecone Garland | Trish Sutton

DIY Icicle Candle Holders | Lydi Out Loud

DIY ‘Hello Winter’ Glitter Sign | Happiness is Homemade

DIY Winter Hat Door Hanging | Crafts by Amanda

DIY Winter Woodland Sign | Blooming Homestead

DIY Rustic Wood Candle Holders | Chatfield Court

DIY Snowflake Wall Hanging | The Crafted Sparrow

DIY Winter Wreath | The Everyday Home

DIY Iced Branches | The Happier Homemaker

Resin Unicorn Horn Painted Rock Magnet DIY

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 07:00

Resin Unicorn Horn Painted Rock Magnet

Natalie from Doodlecraft here, with another especially cute resin craft.  This Resin Unicorn horn painted rock magnet is easy to make and oh, so cute!  Decorate a fridge, locker or office with this adorable magnet…or use it as a darling paperweight or party favor.  Unicorns are magical and wonderful!

Supplies needed:

FastCast Resin

Envirotex Spray Clear Sealer

Unicorn Horn Silicone Mold

Round Rock

Acrylic Craft Paint

Glitter Paint

Magnet

E6000 Glue

Hot Glue/Gun

Colored Felt

Begin by mixing up the FastCast according to package directions.  FastCast sets incredibly fast, so make sure everything is ready before starting.  These horns are small, so they don’t need much FastCast.

The horns set in 15 minutes and are ready to use immediately.

Begin with painting the rock.

Paint the rock white and use glitter paint on the resin horn.

Use a thin paintbrush to paint eyes and lashes in black craft paint.

Add pink rosy cheeks next.

Let the paint dry and then spray with Resin Spray to seal the paint and give it some shine.

Cut white felt into pony ears.  Cut some colorful small felt circles into spirals.  Twist them from the end of the spiral to the center and hot glue in place, as pictured below.

Use a small dot of E6000 Glue and a small dot of hot glue on the back of the horn, then press it to the rock.  The hot glue will adhere it instantly while the E6000 will keep it more permanent.

 

Next, hot glue little felt ears on the rock.  Then hot glue the flowers around the horn.  Finally; hot glue a felt circle on the backside of the rock for a paperweight, or E6000 a magnet on the backside.

Now it’s ready to adorn the fridge, office filing cabinet, or school locker!  Perfect for keeping track of important pictures or memos while looking absolutely adorable.

Pressed Fern and Resin Plaque

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 07:00

This simple nature-inspired pressed fern and resin plaque art idea is a beautiful keepsake of a special family memory.

DIY Pressed Fern and Resin Plaque

Last summer my mom and I took the kids on a hike through the forest near our family cottage. It was damp and hot and for some reason I was concerned about a brown bear jumping out at us from the bushes.

It was completely irrational since we don’t have brown bears in the area. But you know when you get something in your head and it won’t leave? Yup, that was me.

 

I had been a little nervous about taking 5 kids on this hike on a hot day. But they did great and we had a beautiful time. Although it was hot and dry everywhere else, the forest path was damp and lush, lined in one area with beautiful natural ferns. I collected a few small fronds and pressed them into a book.

Recently I rediscovered this book of fern fronds and memories of that lovely hike through the woods came rushing back. I decided to display them with the help of EnviroTex Lite in my tween daughter’s new bedroom. This method could be used to display any pressed flowers – I’ve collected quite a few of our lovely spring pansies for a future project!

Materials Needed for a Pressed Fern and Resin Plaque

How to Make this Fern and Resin Wall Art Idea

For best results be sure to read the instructions provided in the EnviroTex Lite Pour On packaging. Ensure your resin and hardener are at room temperature or warmer before mixing.

Brush a generous coat of clear drying sealer to the inside surfaces of the wood plaque. Make sure to thoroughly cover the join lines to keep the resin from leaking out.

While the glue/sealer is still wet, gently place the pressed fern fronds onto the surface, arranging them as you’d like.

Press down the fern fronds onto the glue.

Paint another coat of sealer over top of the pressed ferns. Let dry completely (ideally overnight).

Mix exactly equal amounts of Resin and Hardener into one measuring cup. The size of your piece will determine how much resin you need. In my case, I poured 1.5 oz of the resin and 1.5 oz of the hardener.

Stir continuously for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the container.

Pour the mixture into a second cup and stir for an additional minute, scraping the sides of the container and stir stick.

Slowly pour the resin mixture over the ferns.

Tilt the plaque to get the resin over the entire surface. The resin will settle and level itself out over time.

Cover to keep dust from settling in. Ensure your tray is placed on a level surface. After about 15 minutes, remove any bubbles that have risen to the surface by gently blowing over the piece through a straw. Repeat if necessary after another 15 minutes and up to about an hour to ensure no bubbles have formed. Use a clean straw each time to avoid moisture from your breath collecting inside the straw and transferring onto the piece. Use a clean toothpick to release any larger bubbles.

Cover and allow to cure overnight (will fully cure over 72 hours).

The EnviroTex Lite pour-on gave this earthy piece of art a luscious glossy finish. While it looks so nice in my daughter’s bedroom I think I’ll need to make two more and hang them all together in my living room.

For more resin and nature crafting ideas, be sure to check out:
DIY pressed flower resin paperweight
Driftwood slices tray
Lavender pendants
Autumn leaf resin pendants

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Decorative DIY Resin Trays

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 05:00

Can you believe that we are about to welcome the brand new year? We don’t know about you guys, but in the year 2019 we have plenty of plans for DIY and crafting! We here at Resin Crafts Blog are always looking for new ways to use resin to create beautiful things. Today we’re going to look at the many different kinds of Decorative DIY Resin Trays you can create for your home!

Which ones will you create?

DIY Happy New Year Glitter Tray

DIY Marbled Resin Round Tray

DIY Metal and Lace Resin Party Tray

DIY Tropical Leaf Resin Breakfast Tray

DIY Fabric Resin Tray

DIY Gold Glitter High Gloss Resin Tray

DIY Driftwood Slice Serving Tray 

DIY DVD Mosaic Resin Tray 

DIY Shiny Wood and Resin Serving Tray 

DIY Resin Shell Tray 

Pistachio Shell Flower Paperweight

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 05:00

Hello Resin Crafters! Do you like to reuse things and repurpose things? I love recycled crafting! A few years ago, I learned how to make pistachio shell flowers, and they are so much fun! Not only do you get to eat yummy pistachios, but the flowers are really beautiful. I decided that I wanted to make a flower, and encase it in resin to use as a paperweight, and it turned out awesome.  I’m thrilled to be able to share the how-to with you today!  If you don’t like pistachios, find a friend who does, and ask them to save some shells for you.  You won’t need very many for this project!

Pistachio Shell Flower Paperweight Supplies:

The first thing you need to do to prepare for this project is to prepare your dome mold.  Spray the mold with the Mold Release and Conditioner.  A nice thin, even coating.  Allow the mold to dry completely.

When the mold is dry, mix 1 oz of EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy. Be sure to wear gloves when handling Epoxy.  Combine .5 oz of both the resin and the hardener and stir for two minutes.  Pour into a clean cup, and stir for an additional minute.   After you’ve completed the mixing, pour the resin into the bottom of your dome mold.  Allow the bubbles to rise to the surface, and then blow on them, or use a heat gun to pop any bubbles that appear.  Cover, and allow this first layer to cure for at least 4 hours.  If your dome mold doesn’t want to stay level, sit it in the mouth of a cup to keep it from tipping while your resin cures.

While the first small layer of resin is curing, build your pistachio flower!

Start with a 2″ circle of paper.  Add two shells to the center of the circle, standing upright, with hot glue.

Add more shells around the first two shells, forming an open flower as you go.  It should take around 40 shells (depending on their size) to fill the 2″ circle.

After you’ve filled the entire 2″ paper circle, you can paint your flower, or leave it natural.   I used a pretty teal metallic paint for mine.  Let the paint dry completely before moving on.

When your first layer is cured, you can mix another batch of epoxy.  Mix 3 oz of EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy using the two cup method.  Pour a small amount of epoxy into the top of your flower to fill the center a little bit.

Then turn your flower upside down in the mold, and tape it into place using masking tape.  The tape will hold the flower down into the resin, keeping it from rising up out of the mold.

Pour your remaining epoxy into the mold.  Use your breath, a torch, or a heat gun to pop any bubbles that rise to the surface.  There will be bubbles trapped under your flower. to get fewer of those, pour the epoxy into the mold and then push the flower down into the epoxy.  I wanted the bubbles because I like the effect but you can avoid a good number of those by pouring the resin first, instead of adding the flower first.

Cover and allow to cure overnight.  After the epoxy has cured, remove the masking tape, turn the mold upside down, and press the center of it to pop your paperweight out.   The magnified 3D effect of the flower is so neat!  Add a circle of felt or cork to the bottom of your paperweight if you want or you can leave it bare.   Use different colors on the pistachio shells, leave them bare, or you can even stain the shells!  So many different options.

What color would you paint your Pistachio Flower?

 

Resin Galaxy Constellation Clock DIY

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 07:00

Resin Galaxy Constellation Clock DIY

Hello Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing the perfect resin craft to ring in the new year!  This Resin Clock DIY is perfect to clink glasses to at midnight.  It’s fun to make and can be completed, minus the resin curing, in just an afternoon.  Pick your favorite constellations to add to the clock face and let’s get started on this clock DIY.

Supplies needed:

Envirotex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Resin

Wood Clock Face

Clock Maker Hardware

Clock Numbers

Black, White, Pink, Blue, Aqua, Yellow Craft Paint

Stencil Brush

Disposable work surface, Mixing cups and Stirring Sticks

Hot glue/gun

Begin by painting the wood clock face black.  Let it dry completely and then use the stencil brush to dab on colors.

Add lots of brilliant colors to the clock face, then let it dry.

Next, stencil brush some black paint all over the top of the clock face, leaving just peeking colors showing.

After the paint dries, put some white paint on the paintbrush and flick it on the clock face to make stars.

Then use a small paintbrush to paint in some stars and dots in the perfect constellation clusters.

After the paint is dry, hot glue the numbers on the clock face.

Resin Time!

Now mix up the resin.  Read the directions carefully and mix an ounce of resin with an ounce of hardener.  Stir for 2 minutes, then pour into a second mixing cup and use a new stirring stick to stir for 1 more minute.

Place the clock on a disposable work surface, then pour the mixed resin all over the clock face.

Let the resin sit for just about 5 minutes, then blow gently over the surface with a straw to pop all the formed bubbles.

Now let the resin cure for at least 24 hours.

The next day, drill the center hole with a drill bit.  Then assemble the clock hardware according to the package directions.

Now you are ready to ring in the new year 2019 with a fabulous galaxy clock! 

Make the new year ring with a clock that is out of this world!

 

New Year’s Party Ideas

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 05:00

 

If you can even believe it, 2018 is coming to a close and it is time to make way for 2019! Time flies by so quickly, so it’s important to savor special moments while we can. Why not ring in the New Year this season with an amazing party? Today we’ve rounded up some of the best New Year’s Party Ideas that’ll be sure to impress all of your guests. Enjoy!

DIY New Year’s Glitter Tray | Resin Crafts Blog

Easy New Year’s Decorations | Lydi Out Loud

DIY Sparkler Toothpick Poppers | The 36th Avenue

DIY Confetti Poppers | Wedding Bells

DIY New Years Party Games | Happiness is Homemade

New Year’s Party Resolution Hats | A Little Craft In Your Day

New Year’s Bubbly Bar | So Much Better With Age

DIY Happy New Year Glitter Resin Tray

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 07:00
SUPPLIES:

 

TUTORIAL:

The first step to this project is to coat the wooden tray with Resin Spray. This will prevent the black resin from seeping into the wood. I sprayed three coats on the inside of my tray.

Next, mix Envirotex Lite. First, put on your vinyl gloves. Then add equal amounts of Part A and Part B to a large mixing cup (I used 3 oz. of each). Mix thoroughly.

Pour the resin into a second cup and add a couple squirts of black paint. Mix thoroughly again.

Add glitter to your black resin. Begin pouring it into the center of the tray.

 

Tip the tray to spread the resin across the entire thing. Be sure not to tip it back as soon as it hits the edges.

Be sure your tray is on a level surface. Use your micro-butane torch to pop all of the bubbles. Be sure not to scorch the resin.

Sprinkle glitter wherever you want while the resin is still wet.

Let cure for 24 hours.

Add a sticker that says Happy New Year! (I made mine from adhesive foil vinyl with my vinyl cutting machine.)

Press the letters down firmly.

Mix another batch of resin, this time leaving it clear, and pour a final coat onto your tray.

Tip to spread the resin across the entire surface.

Use your micro butane torch again to pop all the bubbles.

Let cure 24 hours.

Super glue small corks to the bottom of the tray to elevate it and leave space to slide your hands underneath, and also to prevent it from scratching any table surface.

Finished!

Now you have the perfect shiny and sparkly serving tray to use at your New Year celebration this year. I hope you have an amazing 2019!

 

 

Monogram Initial Resin Pendant Necklace DIY

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 07:00

Monogram Initial Resin Pendant Necklace DIY

Hi resin crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft with an especially cute monogram initial necklace.  This particularly adorable pendant necklace is the perfect handmade gift.  Surprisingly, it’s a quick DIY too!  Once you see how easy it is, you’ll want to make one for everyone on your list.

Supplies needed:

Envirotex Jewelry Resin

Mixing cups, stirring sticks, disposable gloves

Ultra Seal

Floral Scrapbook Paper (cut into circle to fit inside bezel)

Black Vinyl Initial (use Monogram KK Font for free)

1 inch Bezel

26 inch Chain

Jewelry Pliers

Begin by using a electronic cutting machine to cut out the initial.  Then weed the excess vinyl away.

Second, transfer the initial to a circle of floral paper with transfer tape.  Cut the paper to fit inside the bezel.

Next paint some Ultra Seal inside the bezel.

Then place the initial paper into the bezel and cover the paper with Ultra Seal. 

Mix the Jewelry Resin as soon as the Ultra Seal dries.  Read the resin directions carefully and follow the instructions while mixing it.

Begin by mixing 1 part resin with 1 part hardener and stir with stick for 2 minutes.  Straightaway pour the resin into a second mixing cup and use a new stirring stick to stir for another minute.

Set the bezel on a surface to keep the pendant flat while the resin cures.  Gently pour the mixed resin into the bezel until it forms a little surface tension and rises above the edges of the bezel.  After 20 minutes, gently heat the top of the resin with a mini torch to pop any bubbles that have formed.  Then let the resin cure overnight.

Next day use some jewelry pliers to hook on a 26 inch chain to the pendant.

Now the monogram initial necklace is ready to wear or give as a uniquely elegant handmade gift.

This works especially well for a quick gift, since apart from the resin curing, it takes less than 30 minutes to make it.  Share and Pin for later.

Open-Backed Bezel Jewelry with Colored Resin

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 07:00

Jewelry resin is perfect for sealing small embellishments inside of traditional bezels, but did you know that open-backed bezels create a whole world of new resin jewelry possibilities? You can create stunning stained glass inspired pieces when you fill open-backed bezel jewelry with colored resin. Read on to learn how simple it is to do!

Supplies:

You can find open-backed bezels like these at your local craft store or online. They provide a wealth of options when you are working with jewelry resin.

First, cut a piece of contact paper slightly larger than the bezel you will be using. Remove the paper backing and stick the contact paper to the back of the bezel. Make sure the bezel is securely stuck to the contact paper so that the resin does not leak.

Mix up a very small amount of jewelry resin according to the package’s directions. Pour a small amount of resin into the bezel.

I chose to embed a small glittery sticker in the resin of this bezel. Then, I added a second layer of resin on top of the sticker to seal it in.

I did a few experiments with the other bezels. I added transparent resin dyes to the resin I mixed up for the other bezels.

This is how I decorated the bezels, from left to right:

  1. I swirled together red and blue resin within the star shape and left the other portions of the bezel empty.
  2. For the heart bezel, I topped red resin with lots of fine red glitter.
  3. I filled the moon bezel with blue dyed resin.
  4. After filling the star bezel with yellow resin dye, I sprinkled on just a little bit of gold glitter.

Blow lightly over the surface of the resin to remove any bubbles, and allow the resin to cure for 24 hours.  When the resin has fully cured, carefully peel the contract paper off of the finished bezels. You should now have a beautiful translucent piece of jewelry!

You can use these pieces as necklace pendants, key chains, Christmas ornaments and more!

The colored resin looks like stained glass within the pendant. They look especially beautiful when the sun shines through the resin! How would you use these lovely jewelry pieces?

DIY Resin Necklaces

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 05:00

There are so many beautiful things that you can DIY, especially with Resin! Obviously we here at Resin Crafts Blog are the biggest fan of Resin projects and are always on the hunt for the best pieces. Today we have rounded up our all-time favorite DIY Resin Necklaces for you to create for yourself! Just in time for the holiday season. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

 

DIY Resin Feather Pendant

DIY Victorian Gold Resin Necklace

DIY Paper and Resin Pendants

DIY Gemstone Cluster Necklace

DIY Wood and Resin Pendant

DIY Resin Faux Crystal Necklace

Faux Sea Glass Resin Necklace

DIY Seashell Pendants

DIY Gold and Silver Leaf Resin Pendants 

DIY Lavender Flower Pendant

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