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Fun DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 07:00

Halloween is just that type of holiday that if you’re not paying attention, it flies right past you. This year, we’re making sure to give Halloween the attention that it deserves. Last week we shared a roundup on DIY Halloween Costumes For All Ages and this week we’re focusing more on the decor side of things. Because the holiday doesn’t last long, it’s even more of a reason to find an affordable way to get the look you want. We searched the internet to find some of the best Halloween Decor Ideas for you so you can start getting your decorating on. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

Fun DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

DIY Halloween Candy Stand | Rogue Engineer

DIY Neon Pumpkin Candy Bowls | Lydi Out Loud

DIY Halloween Black Cat Wood Cutout | Jaime Costiglio

DIY Halloween Lawn Gravestones | Jen Woodhouse

DIY Floating Witch Hat Luminaries | Polka Dot Chair

DIY Black and White Topiary | Tatertots and Jello

DIY Magic Crystal Ball | Rain On A Tin Roof

DIY Halloween Spider Printables | So Much Better With Age

DIY Spooky Crystal Ball Candlesticks | Flamingo Toes

DIY Wicked Painted Candles | Rosyscription

DIY Spiderweb Coasters | Lydi Out Loud

Adorable Flower Resin Stitch Markers

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 07:00

As Fall gets nearer and the cooler days and nights are setting in, I find myself thinking once again about picking up my crochet hooks and working on some projects. These simple stitch markers are a pretty way to keep your place as you work on your yarn arts crafts.

Before I had kids, crocheting was one of my absolute favorite past times. The busy-ness with the kids and them constantly coming and unraveling my projects have made it more difficult to do. But I find myself craving a simple project once again. Actually, these simple crochet coasters for beginners are one of our most popular projects on our blog!

These adorable little flower stitch markers will be perfect for keeping my place along my work. It’s the perfect little side-project for if you are creating a larger piece such as our lavender pendants or our decorative mason jar lids.

These one of-a-kind little resin stitch markers would make a great gift alongside these DIY customized crochet hooks.

Materials Needed to Make Flower Stitch Markers How to Make Pretty Resin Stitch Markers

Be sure to read all the instructions and work in a well ventilated area prior to using the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy or EnviroTex Jewelry Resin.

Start by mixing equal amounts of resin and hardener in a small measuring cup. Half an ounce of each is more than enough for this project.

Mix for two minutes with a wooden craft stick. Pour the mixture into a 2nd cup and continue stirring for an additional minute.

Evenly divide the mixed resin into two additional cups (three parts in total). Add a small drop of each color into each cup and stir completely.

Pour the different colors of resin into different mold compartments.

After about 30 minutes, blow off any air bubbles that have risen to the top using your breath through a straw or a small kitchen torch.

Sprinkle a bit of fine glitter over top of each flower.

Cover the molds to prevent dust from collecting.

After about 2 hours, while the resin is still soft, gently place the small eyelets into the flowers.

Cover and let the resin cure for 24 hours.  After 24 hours, remove the resin from the molds.

I had overfilled my molds a bit and had excess resin around the flowers. So I warmed the pieces up slightly using a blow dryer and then trimmed off the excess with a pair of sharp scissors.

Connect the flower to a small lobster clip with a 6mm jump ring.

That’s it! Now I have a bunch of adorable little stitch markers. Even if the kids come along and distract me, I’ll be able to keep my place when I return.

Are there any crafts you let go of after kids came along?

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Skeleton Key in Resin Necklace DIY

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 07:00

Skeleton Key in Resin Necklace DIY

Hi Resin Craft friends, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a skeleton key encased in resin necklace DIY. Skeleton keys are my favorite, they remind me of secret doors. Create an amazing skeleton key necklace with resin for an especially fun steampunk flare accessory. This project takes just a few supplies and a little time. Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed:
  • Enviortex Jewelry Resin
  • Resin Mold
  • Skeleton Key
  • Heat Gun or Mini Torch
  • Mixing Cups, Stirring Sticks, Disposable Gloves
  • Drill and Bit
  • Jump Ring, chain and jewelry pliers

Begin by mixing the resin according to the package instructions in the 2 phase process. Mix just a small amount of resin, about 1 teaspoon of the resin and 1 teaspoon of hardener.

After mixing the resin, pour a small layer into the jewelry mold. 

Next, use a heat gun or torch to pop any of the bubbles that have formed. Then set the mold aside for about 2-3 hours.

After a few hours the resin will have gelled enough to hold up the weight of the skeleton key without sinking to the bottom. Then place the key on top of the resin.

Repeat the process for mixing up more resin, about double to triple the amount as earlier. 

Then pour the mixed resin right on top of the key until the mold is filled. Use the torch or heat gun to pop any formed bubbles then set aside overnight to cure.

The next day, simply pop the resin out of the mold. Then use the drill and bit to pilot a small hole in the top of the resin.

Next use some jewelry pliers to slip a jump ring through the hole in the resin. Then slide the chain through the jump ring and attach the ends together (either with a second jump ring, or just by interlocking the chain ends).

Now the necklace is ready to wear! This would make a great addition to a Halloween costume, or just to wear daily. 

I love to see the key suspended in the resin, just floating there. The rounded dome surface of the resin creates a sort of magnifying glass that enlarges the appearance of the key. 

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DIY Halloween Costumes For All Ages

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 07:00
Halloween is that holiday that goes by as fast as it comes. It’s such a shame, too, as it can be an absolute blast for the whole family. Unfortunately, in stores, costumes for both adults and kids can be out of this world when it comes to their price range. But you know us here at Resin Crafts Blog. We are always looking for ways to get the look for less while still being able to get our craft on! Halloween presents itself as the perfect holiday to do just that. Today we’ve rounded up some of the absolute best DIY costumes the internet has to offer for kids, adults and everyone in between! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Which ones will you create? DIY Halloween Costumes For All Ages DIY Flinstones Costumes | C.R.A.F.T. DIY It’s Raining Men Costume | Studio DIY DIY Cardboard Llama Costume | Mer Mag Blog DIY Rainbow Gumball Machine Couples Costume | Costume Works DIY Cotton Candy Costume For Kids | Hello Wonderful DIY Crazy Cat Lady Costume | Oh Happy Day DIY Colorful Cardboard Bird Costume | Curbly DIY Cactus Costume | Studio DIY DIY Inflatable Tube Man Costume | Desert Chic

Fairy Garden Pumpkin House with FastCast Resin

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 07:37

Fairy Garden Pumpkin House with FastCast Resin

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a perfect resin craft for Halloween decorating. Put a new twist on fairy gardens with this little pumpkin house, made with FastCast resin. This darling fairy house is easy to make and is an especially fun addition to the home entry way or on the table as a centerpiece. Enlist the help of the kids to paint and decorate the pumpkin to their hearts content.

Supplies Needed:
  • FastCast Resin
  • Fairy Door Silicone Mold
  • 2 Mixing Cups, 2 Stirring Sticks, disposable gloves
  • Foam Pumpkin
  • Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Hot Glue/Gun

Begin this fairy garden pumpkin house by mixing the FastCast resin according to package directions in the 2 phase mixing process.

Start by mixing 1 part resin and 1 part hardener for a full 2 minutes. Then pour the resin in a new cup and mix for 1 minute with a new stick.

Then carefully pour the resin in the silicone mold. Look at what a mess I made!

The resin will harden in 15 minutes, it changes from clear to white.

Then remove the resin from the mold and use scissors to trim away excess sloppy resin.

Now they are ready for paint.

Second, paint the pieces with a variety of fun colors. I used aqua, fuschia and red with gold accents.

After the paint dries, use the hot glue gun to adhere the pieces to a foam pumpkin. 

Glue the door on the pumpkin with a little space below it for creating a little gravel sidewalk or dirt trail.

This is a great craft for kids to paint and arrange for their own spooky addition to a fairy garden.

Decorate with rocks, gravel, plants and dirt…or find some fairy figurines or little skeleton to add some more fun to this little pumpkin fairy house.

That’s it!

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Whimsical Mermaid Crafts

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 07:00

There’s something special about mermaids in the way that they never go out of style. Whether you were a kid then or now, surely you can remember a time in your life when mermaids were all the rage. The mermaid trend is still holding strong and we’re here to spread the mermaid love by rounding up some of the best whimsical mermaid crafts we could find. No matter what age you are, we are sure that you’re certain to find something to craft that you’ll love! Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

Whimsical Mermaid Crafts

DIY Wooden Spoon Mermaid Craft | I Heart Crafty Things

Mermaid Bookmark | Red Ted Art

Mermaid Tail Pencil Pouch | 5 Little Monsters

DIY Mermaid Slime | Juggling Act Mama

Paper Bag Mermaid Crafts | I Heart Arts N Crafts

DIY No-Sew Fleece Mermaid Tail Blanket | Cutesy Crafts

DIY Painted Mermaid Shoes | Make and Takes

DIY Mermaid Inspired Wreath | Crafts by Courtney

DIY Colorful Mermaid Bath Salts | Mad in Crafts

DIY Resin Letter Keychains

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 07:00

DIY Resin Letter Keychains are a fun way to customize your personal items and make great gifts!

Hello, Resin Crafters! Lindsay here with a new, glittery, resin project to share with you! My daughter loves accessorizing her backpack, so we worked together to make her a unique zipper pull/keychain packed with glitter in her favorite color. These keychains are similar to the Planner Charms, but are a bit larger. They are the perfect size to hook to your keys or for kids to attach to their backpacks.

Supplies needed to make your own Resin Letter Keychains:

Step 1:

Prepare the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy according to package directions. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and wear disposable gloves. Pour in equal parts of resin and hardener to the mixing cup.

Stir the resin mixture together with a stir stick for two minutes, and then pour the resin into a clean mixing cup. Stir the resin again for another minute or two with a clean stir stick. Add a drop or two of resin dye, and sprinkle in a generous amount of glitter.

Step 2:

Slowly pour the resin into the letter mold of your choice. Pop any bubbles that rise to the top using a lighter or by blowing through a straw.

Step 3:

Leave the resin to cure in an undisturbed area for 24 hours. You will know that the resin is completely cured when it is no longer tacky.

*To make a two-toned letter keychain, split the mixed resin into two cups. Then add different dyes and glitters to each cup. Pour a little bit of each resin color in different ends of the mold, alternating until the mold is filled.

Step 4:

Use a drill and a small drill bit to make a hole towards the top of the letters.

Step 5:

Hook a large jump ring through the hole in the resin letters, and attach a keyring.

Now you can hook the DIY Resin Letter Keychains to anything you want! You can make them for your own keys, or make some for your kids to attach to their backpacks! These keychains would also make great gifts for friends and family!

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DIY Halloween Eyeball Necklace

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 08:02

It is easy to make a Halloween eyeball necklace for a spooky addition to your fall wardrobe. These little eyeballs floating in a small jar will look great hanging from your neck. You might even want to make one for you and one to give as a gift! If you know someone that loves all things Halloween, this is definitely the gift for them.

Supplies to make a Halloween eyeball necklace:

How to Make a Halloween Eyeball Necklace

Add your candy eyeballs to the mini bowl. You will want to add these so that they are pointed out and you can see them from the outside. You can use something like jewelry pliers to move them around as needed.

These will need to stay upright while the resin cures. I put mine in a paint tray but you can use whatever you have on hand.

Then mix your resin according to the package directions. Be sure to measure carefully and follow all mixing directions on the package. You will also want to wear protective gloves when working with resin. It is important to follow all package directions for success with resin.

Tint the mixed resin with a few drops of the transparent dye and mix well.

Then pour the green-tinted resin into your small bowls until the eyes are completely covered. I did not worry about any bubbles in this case as I think they add to the overall look of this project.

Allow these to cure completely then add the tops with a dab of jewelry glue. Then allow the glue to dry. I find that the glue makes the tops more secure on this project.

Once dry, add the necklace chain with a jump ring using jewelry pliers.

Then your Halloween eyeball necklace is ready to wear!

Spooky, cute, and easy to make! That is my kind of Halloween craft idea!

Will you be sporting a Halloween necklace this fall? These are the perfect addition to your outfit for work on Halloween or as an extra accent for a Halloween party.

It is actually easy to make more than one of these while you are mixing your resin so be sure to get enough supplies for a few! Then give them to friends as they will love a Halloween eyeball necklace as well.

Fun Crafts For Football Season

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 06:59

There is nothing better than when football season comes around. What’s not to love? It’s a way to show your team spirit while also eating good food and hanging out with the people you care about! What’s more is that you can even get into the crafting spirit to celebrate the seasonal sport. No matter what team you’re rooting for, you’re sure to love some of the fun crafts we’ve rounded up for you for football season. We hope you enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

Fun Crafts For Football Season

Football Party Drink Station Crafts | Lydi Out Loud

DIY Paper Bag Football Craft | All For The Boys

DIY Astroturf Football Coasters | Create Craft Love

DIY Football Wreath | Mom Endeavor

DIY Referee Chair Cover | Crafts By Amanda

Kids Paper Football Craft | Sugar Bee Crafts and Dolen Diaries

DIY Football Cooler | Make Life Lovely

DIY Mason Jar Football Centerpiece | Crafts By Amanda

DIY Football Drink Tub | Mom Endeavors

Team Colors Pom Pom Wreath | Lydi Out Loud

Resin Mail Holder

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 07:24

Create a beautiful resin mail holder using EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy to help organize your mail.

Hey Resin Crafters! Amber Oliver here with another great resin project! Last month I shared with you a tutorial to create your own resin notebooks and this month I created a matching project – this adorable resin mail holder! I used acrylic paint and glitter to create a custom finish that I love, but you could easily customize to fit your style and office decor!

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR RESIN MAIL HOLDER:
  • EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy
  • Acrylic Paint in the color of your choice
  • Rectangle Mold
  • Mixing Cups
  • Stir Sticks
  • Metal Ring (cut in two pieces!)

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, add in a few drops of acrylic paint then stir.

Step 3:

Pour slowly into your mold taking care to pour on a level surface.

Step 3:

Insert the two pieces of your metal ring into the surface, spacing them evenly apart. You’ll need to use two items for the rings to lean on so they will stay upright while the resin cures.

Step 4: After you’ve allowed enough time for the resin to cure, you can remove from the mold! You may need to sand gently around the edges if there’s any kind of “lip”. This will give you a smooth, even surface.


I love the added glitter in mine, and that it matches my resin notebook notebook. Now I need to brainstorm what other office items I can create to match! I hope this project inspires you to create your own resin mail holder!

Resin Crafts For Fall

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 07:02

Fall is just around the corner and we here at Resin Crafts Blog cannot wait. There are so many reasons to love the season and it seems to be a fan-favorite already as it is. From fun fall activities to the entertaining holidays to celebrate, fall certainly is a busy season that tends to fly by. We always like to use our autumnal inspiration for some new ways to get crafting with resin. Today we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Resin Crafts For Fall that you’re sure to love. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

Resin Crafts For Fall

DIY Fall Leaf Purse Charms

DIY Mini-Pumpkin Vase with Resin 

DIY Resin Leaf Napkin Rings 

DIY Candy Corn Coasters 

DIY Marbled Resin Pumpkins 

DIY Autumn Resin Leaf Pendant

DIY Resin Autumn Decor 

DIY Resin Autumn Tray 

DIY Maple Leaf Resin Paperweight

 

Resin Crafts For Fall

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 07:02

Fall is just around the corner and we here at Resin Crafts Blog cannot wait. There are so many reasons to love the season and it seems to be a fan-favorite already as it is. From fun fall activities to the entertaining holidays to celebrate, fall certainly is a busy season that tends to fly by. We always like to use our autumnal inspiration for some new ways to get crafting with resin. Today we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Resin Crafts For Fall that you’re sure to love. Enjoy!

Which ones will you create?

Resin Crafts For Fall

DIY Fall Leaf Purse Charms

DIY Mini-Pumpkin Vase with Resin 

DIY Resin Leaf Napkin Rings 

DIY Candy Corn Coasters 

DIY Marbled Resin Pumpkins 

DIY Autumn Resin Leaf Pendant

DIY Resin Autumn Decor 

DIY Resin Autumn Tray 

DIY Maple Leaf Resin Paperweight

 

DIY Candy Corn Necklace

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 07:00

Fall is on the way and this DIY candy corn necklace is the perfect way to celebrate. A few supplies and a few minutes is all you need to make an autumn accessory for your best fall fashion. Preserving candy corn in resin is actually really simple to do and our jewelry molds make creating your own jewelry even easier.

Supplies to make your own candy corn necklace:

How to make a DIY candy corn necklace:

Start by spraying your jewelry mold with the mold release and conditioner. Allow to dry completely.

While that dries, measure and mix your resin according to the package directions. Be sure to follow the two cup mixing procedure and mix the entire time indicated. Wear protective gloves during all the steps that deal with resin. Once mixed, you can pour into your dry mold. Be sure to only fill about 2/3 full.

Drop your candy corn in about 30 minutes after pouring the resin. It will sink in but may stick out a little at the top. That is okay! We will cover that with another layer of resin later. Set this aside and allow to cure. Be sure you keep the mold level while curing.

Once cured, measure and mix the second batch of resin. This time drop in a small drop of both yellow and red transparent dye then a drop of white opaque dye. Mix well. Pour in a thin layer on top of your candy corn. This time you will want to make sure the candy corn is completely covered. Allow to cure again being sure to keep the mold level.

Then pop out of your mold.

You have now preserved candy corn in resin and it is the perfect size to make a cute necklace.

Add a necklace back to each piece using jewelry glue.

Then thread in a necklace chain and your DIY candy corn necklace is complete.

Add this project to your fall outfit or even as an accessory on Halloween.

This fun necklace is a great conversation piece and everyone will want to know how you made it! You don’t even have to tell them how easy it is!

Grab your supplies and make a fall candy corn necklace this year.

DIY Candy Corn Necklace

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 07:00

Fall is on the way and this DIY candy corn necklace is the perfect way to celebrate. A few supplies and a few minutes is all you need to make an autumn accessory for your best fall fashion. Preserving candy corn in resin is actually really simple to do and our jewelry molds make creating your own jewelry even easier.

Supplies to make your own candy corn necklace:

How to make a DIY candy corn necklace:

Start by spraying your jewelry mold with the mold release and conditioner. Allow to dry completely.

While that dries, measure and mix your resin according to the package directions. Be sure to follow the two cup mixing procedure and mix the entire time indicated. Wear protective gloves during all the steps that deal with resin. Once mixed, you can pour into your dry mold. Be sure to only fill about 2/3 full.

Drop your candy corn in about 30 minutes after pouring the resin. It will sink in but may stick out a little at the top. That is okay! We will cover that with another layer of resin later. Set this aside and allow to cure. Be sure you keep the mold level while curing.

Once cured, measure and mix the second batch of resin. This time drop in a small drop of both yellow and red transparent dye then a drop of white opaque dye. Mix well. Pour in a thin layer on top of your candy corn. This time you will want to make sure the candy corn is completely covered. Allow to cure again being sure to keep the mold level.

Then pop out of your mold.

You have now preserved candy corn in resin and it is the perfect size to make a cute necklace.

Add a necklace back to each piece using jewelry glue.

Then thread in a necklace chain and your DIY candy corn necklace is complete.

Add this project to your fall outfit or even as an accessory on Halloween.

This fun necklace is a great conversation piece and everyone will want to know how you made it! You don’t even have to tell them how easy it is!

Grab your supplies and make a fall candy corn necklace this year.

Eye Spy Trinket Tray with EasyCast Resin

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 11:58

Eye Spy Trinket Tray with EasyCast Resin

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft with my favorite resin craft to date! This Eye Spy Trinket Tray with EasyCast Resin is such an epic piece. This trinket filled eye spy tray is the perfect craft for making a conversation piece and game for the kids. It’s not just for the kids…it’s fun for everyone to see what’s embedded in the resin. With a glossy and smooth surface, it’s perfect for serving snacks or filling with books on the coffee table.

This is an especially fun tray filled with all the Clue game weapons, keys, some plastic animals, bottlecaps, charms, steampunk pieces, nails, buttons, things pulled from the junk drawer, a glass bottle with cork lid, and even a dice! The dice was the highest piece that required the most resin. Keep this in mind when picking your pieces, I used 32 ounces of resin.

Supplies Needed for Eye Spy Tray:
  • EasyCast Resin
  • Bag of Trinkets, Miniatures, Game Pieces and Memorabilia
  • Hot Glue/Gun
  • Mixing Cups, Stirring Sticks, Disposable Gloves

Begin by hot gluing the trinkets to the bottom of the tray. The hot glue will not show once the resin has been poured in…so no need to be too cautious.

Continue filling the tray until full of things to spy.

Next mix 8 ounces of EasyCast Resin. The resin needs to be added gradually or it will crack…so do layers of 8 ounces at a time, as pictured below. Mix the resin according to the package directions.

Then pour all the resin in the base of the tray. Next tilt the tray around to smooth the resin out into one thin layer.

Then be sure the tray is sitting on a level surface while drying.

After twenty minutes, use a heat gun to pop any bubbles that have formed. Then let the eye spy tray dry overnight.

Repeat mixing the resin and pouring into the tray until each of the trinkets is covered by resin.

That’s it!

The perfect conversation piece for the coffee table! Like, Pin and Share!

Eye Spy Trinket Tray with EasyCast Resin

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 11:58

Eye Spy Trinket Tray with EasyCast Resin

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft with my favorite resin craft to date! This Eye Spy Trinket Tray with EasyCast Resin is such an epic piece. This trinket filled eye spy tray is the perfect craft for making a conversation piece and game for the kids. It’s not just for the kids…it’s fun for everyone to see what’s embedded in the resin. With a glossy and smooth surface, it’s perfect for serving snacks or filling with books on the coffee table.

This is an especially fun tray filled with all the Clue game weapons, keys, some plastic animals, bottlecaps, charms, steampunk pieces, nails, buttons, things pulled from the junk drawer, a glass bottle with cork lid, and even a dice! The dice was the highest piece that required the most resin. Keep this in mind when picking your pieces, I used 32 ounces of resin.

Supplies Needed for Eye Spy Tray:
  • EasyCast Resin
  • Bag of Trinkets, Miniatures, Game Pieces and Memorabilia
  • Hot Glue/Gun
  • Mixing Cups, Stirring Sticks, Disposable Gloves

Begin by hot gluing the trinkets to the bottom of the tray. The hot glue will not show once the resin has been poured in…so no need to be too cautious.

Continue filling the tray until full of things to spy.

Next mix 8 ounces of EasyCast Resin. The resin needs to be added gradually or it will crack…so do layers of 8 ounces at a time, as pictured below. Mix the resin according to the package directions.

Then pour all the resin in the base of the tray. Next tilt the tray around to smooth the resin out into one thin layer.

Then be sure the tray is sitting on a level surface while drying.

After twenty minutes, use a heat gun to pop any bubbles that have formed. Then let the eye spy tray dry overnight.

Repeat mixing the resin and pouring into the tray until each of the trinkets is covered by resin.

That’s it!

The perfect conversation piece for the coffee table! Like, Pin and Share!

Meet the Maker: Jessica Hill

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:24

Hello and Happy Friday Resin Crafts friends! It’s that time of the month… Meet the Maker! We’re excited to introduce you to Jessica, another talented member of our Resin Crafts Ambassador team.

You can find Resin Crafts Ambassador Jessica Hill creating and writing over at her blog Mad in Crafts, where she shares her “crazy good creativity” with her fans. Jessica’s blog is full of creative projects and tutorials that are attainable for every level of crafter to create.

We love to see Jessica’s creative resin projects so certainly stay tuned to see what she has in store for us next! In the meantime, here are a handful of some of her most popular posts on the blog. Enjoy, and be inspired to create!

Sea Glass Inspired Resin Jewelry EasySculpt Narwhal Figurine

Shimmering Resin Drawer Pulls HeatForm Halloween Bats Gemstone Cluster Jewelry Marbled Resin State Decor DIY Rubber Ducky Mold Jelly Soap Resin Gummy Bear Thumbtacks

 

Custom Pens made with Easy Sculpt Modeling Epoxy Clay

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 07:00

Custom Pens made with Easy Sculpt Modeling Epoxy Clay

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a fun Back-to-School craft making custom pens. These custom pens are made with Easy Sculpt clay and are refillable! Design pens to look like lightsabers, magic wands or other iconic items. What will your custom pen look like?

School supplies are my favorite part of this time of year…and customizing supplies is so much fun!

Supplies Needed:

Pick pens that are easy to refill, that way all the work you put into designing a pen won’t be wasted when the ink runs out. Make sure the ink refill pulls out from the tip. The cheapest pens are usually perfect for this.

Begin by using scissors to clip the stick off the lid.

Then mix up the Easy Sculpt clay by getting equal parts of each container and mixing them together.

The chemical reaction will begin and warm the clay up. Use cornstarch to keep it from being so sticky. Mix until the clay is thoroughly incorporated.

Next take pieces of the clay and roll them around the pens and the lids. Leave a gap on the end of the pen so the lid fits back on when it’s dry. Then set the pens in some cornstarch and let them cure overnight, rolling them smooth every 30 minutes for the first couple hours.

After they have dried, use a hobby knife to scrape out any clay that is inside the lid, so it will close properly.

Now it’s time to get painting!

Use acrylic craft paint and paintbrushes to decorate the pens. This is the perfect time to have the kids help!

The paint dries especially fast!

That’s it!

Now the pens are ready to use and play with! They make writing time and note taking much more fun!

Which is your favorite? What kind of custom pen will you make?

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Custom Pens made with Easy Sculpt Modeling Epoxy Clay

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 07:00

Custom Pens made with Easy Sculpt Modeling Epoxy Clay

Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a fun Back-to-School craft making custom pens. These custom pens are made with Easy Sculpt clay and are refillable! Design pens to look like lightsabers, magic wands or other iconic items. What will your custom pen look like?

School supplies are my favorite part of this time of year…and customizing supplies is so much fun!

Supplies Needed:

Pick pens that are easy to refill, that way all the work you put into designing a pen won’t be wasted when the ink runs out. Make sure the ink refill pulls out from the tip. The cheapest pens are usually perfect for this.

Begin by using scissors to clip the stick off the lid.

Then mix up the Easy Sculpt clay by getting equal parts of each container and mixing them together.

The chemical reaction will begin and warm the clay up. Use cornstarch to keep it from being so sticky. Mix until the clay is thoroughly incorporated.

Next take pieces of the clay and roll them around the pens and the lids. Leave a gap on the end of the pen so the lid fits back on when it’s dry. Then set the pens in some cornstarch and let them cure overnight, rolling them smooth every 30 minutes for the first couple hours.

After they have dried, use a hobby knife to scrape out any clay that is inside the lid, so it will close properly.

Now it’s time to get painting!

Use acrylic craft paint and paintbrushes to decorate the pens. This is the perfect time to have the kids help!

The paint dries especially fast!

That’s it!

Now the pens are ready to use and play with! They make writing time and note taking much more fun!

Which is your favorite? What kind of custom pen will you make?

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Monogram Resin Glitter Planner Charms

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:13

Back to school is just around the corner! Add a special touch to pencil cases, backpacks or day planners with these colorful DIY resin monogram charms.

It’s less than three weeks till my four kiddos head back to school. It’s been an absolutely glorious summer and none of them are all too excited about it ending. So I decided to make something a little special to help us get into the school spirit.

I was originally planning to use small pressed flowers in this project. But when the kids brought home a bunch of colorful small beads, glitter and metallic flakes from the thrift store, I had to use them! (They’re actually little embellishments from a nail art kit).

The resin monogram charms turned out so sweet, I plan to make another set for me!

A small amount of resin will go a long way for this project. So mix up a larger batch at the same time make some of these additional back-to-school resin projects.

Monogram Fridge Magnets

Resin Bookmarks

Glittering Pencil Jewelry

Gummy Bear Thumbtacks

Pistachio Flower Paperweight

Colorful Backpack Zipper Pull

We have a number of additional back to school craft ideas on our blog including:

Supplies Needed for this DIY Back to School Project:
  • EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy
  • Silicone alphabet mold (I used a Happy Birthday one from our local craft store as it included the letters I needed)
  • Measuring cups, wooden craft sticks, gloves, straw, paper towels
  • Small nail art embellishments
  • Jewelry eyelet, small chain, jump rings, lobster clip

How to make Resin Monogram Charms

Always read the instructions for your resin project. Protect your work surface and work in a well ventilated area.

Start by mixing equal parts of EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy and hardener in a small mixing cup.

Mix for a full two minutes with a wooden craft stick. Then pour the mixture into a 2nd cup and continue stirring for an additional minute.

Evenly divide the resin into two additional cups.

Add different small embellishments such as glitter and beads into each of the three cups. Stir.

Use pipettes to fill the resin molds with the different colors of resin.

After about 15 minutes use a small kitchen torch or straw to blow off any air bubbles that arise to the surface.

Cover and let cure overnight.

Remove the alphabet charms from the molds.

Attach small silver or gold eyelets to the top of each letter.

Add each letter to different lengths of a small chain.

Attach all the links of chain to a small lobster clip. 

I’m so happy with how these little resin charms turned out. They almost look like candies but definitely don’t try to eat them. These would also make really fun gifts or personalized party favors.

Is it back-to-school season in your home?

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