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Making Resin Wood Coasters


Craft resin creates a hard finish suitable for many DIY projects, including these easy-to-make wood and resin coasters. We’ll walk you through this resin craft for beginners, but feel free to customize the colors to suit your style.

Materials:

  • 2 wood slices
  • 2 parts resin mixture
  • green and blue acrylic paints
  • wooden popsicle stick
  • 2 plastic cups
  • silver glitter
DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

Instructions:


Step 1: Mix the resin and the hardener in a cup

This DIY calls for a classic 2-part resin mixture. Start by pouring one part resin into one of your plastic cups followed by an equal amount of hardener.

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project
DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

Use a popsicle stick to scrape the resin in the cup. Then do the same for the hardener. Measure precisely so that your mixture achieves the correct consistency.

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

After adding the resin and hardener to your cup, use the popsicle stick to mix until the substances combine.

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

Step 2: Divide the mixture between two cups

Divide the mixture in two by pouring half of the mixed resin into a new plastic cup.

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project
DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

Step 3: Add green paint to one of the cups

Add a small amount of green acrylic paint to one of the cups and mix with your popsicle stick until combined.

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project
DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

Step 4: Add light blue paint to the other cup

Repeat the same process, adding a little bit of blue acrylic paint to the other cup. Mix it until the color is evenly distributed.

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project
DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

Step 5: Add glitter to the blue mixture

Pour silver glitter into the light blue resin cup and mix with the popsicle stick until it’s distributed through the resin.

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project
DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

Step 6: Pour the colored resin onto the wood slices

Place your wood slices face up on a flat surface, preferably on top of a newspaper or a paper plate, so you don’t make a mess. Pour some of the green resin mixture onto one of the wood slices, then pour some of the light blue mixture on top. Repeat on the other wood slice.

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project
DIY Resin wood slice coaster project
DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

Step 7: Stir the colors together with a popsicle stick

Use a popsicle stick to swirl the two colors together until you achieve your desired design. We went with something simple and abstract.

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project
DIY Resin wood slice coaster project
DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

Step 8: Add a bit more green

If your coaster is looking too blue, add a bit more green to the top and use your popsicle to swirl the color or make a design.

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project
DIY Resin wood slice coaster project
DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

Step 9: Let the resin harden

When you’re happy with your design, set the wood slices aside and allow the resin to harden. Most craft resin takes at least 24 hours to dry but may take longer to cure. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on the product you used for specific drying times.

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

resin coaster

DIY Resin wood slice coaster project

Once the resin is dry, you can use these wood slices as coasters for drinks or plants.



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