3 Easy Epoxy Resin Projects for Beginning Crafters

There are many different supplies you can use to make various art and craft projects. One of the most versatile supplies is epoxy resin. While working with this medium can seem intimidating to beginners, there are many easy projects you can try to see whether this is a medium you want to consistently use for your arts and crafts. Keep reading to learn about three easy epoxy resin projects for beginners.

Colorful Coasters

Making epoxy resin coasters is easy, fun, and requires fewer supplies than bigger resin projects. Coasters are completely customizable, so you can make them fit your home or as gifts for loved ones. You’ll need:

  • Flat silicone mold
  • Clear epoxy resin
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 mixing cup
  • Stirrer
  • Colorant (such as pigment powder or paste)
  • Heat gun
  • Optional: safety gloves, face mask, mold release spray, additions

Clean and dry the silicone mold. It can be any shape as long as it will lay flat and act as a good coaster. Spray the mold with release spray if desired. Then, measure the different parts of the epoxy resin as instructed on the bottle. While wearing safety gloves, pour into the mixing cup, and mix with the stirrer. You may also need to wear a mask due to the smell of the resin.

Add the colorant of your choice, starting with small amounts, until you create your desired color. Then, add any desired additions, such as glitter. Pour the resin into the mold and use a heat gun to get rid of air bubbles. Allow to rest until firm, then remove it from the mold and use.

Custom Jewelry

Another easy project similar to the colorful coasters is making custom jewelry. You can use any jewelry mold you want to create unique pieces and matching sets for yourself or as gifts. You’ll need:

  • Jewelry mold(s)
  • Clear epoxy resin
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 mixing cup
  • Stirrer
  • Colorant
  • Heat gun
  • Optional: safety gloves, face mask, mold release spray, additions

Just like with the coasters, you’ll start by cleaning and drying your jewelry molds and spraying them with release spray if desired. Put on your protective gloves and face mask and start measuring the resin as directed on the bottle. Pour into the mixing cup and stir together.

Next, add desired colorants and other additions, such as glitter, and stir until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture into the mold and use a heat gun to get rid of air bubbles before allowing it to rest until set. Remove and wear.

Beautiful Magnets

The last easy project idea is to create your own beautiful epoxy resin magnets. You’ll need:

  • Clear epoxy resin
  • A silicone mold in any shape
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 mixing cup
  • Stirrer
  • Colorant
  • Heat gun
  • Strong glue
  • Magnets
  • Optional: safety gloves, face mask, mold release spray, additions

Follow the same beginning steps that we’ve listed above for preparing the mold and resin. After the resin sets, remove each piece from the mold and add a dot of strong glue to the back. Then, attach the magnet. You can now stick your resin creation on any magnetic surface.

Coasters, jewelry, and magnets are three easy epoxy resin projects for beginning crafters. After you’ve tried one or all of these crafts, you can decide whether you want to keep using resin for your arts and crafts projects or explore a new medium.

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