I LOVE the way these resin coasters turned out! It was such an easy DIY project.
I had seen a couple of DIY resin coasters on Pinterest and I decided I wanted to give it a try.
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What I needed to figure out was what I was going to put into the resin molds. I went to Joann’s and I came across crushed shells in a beautiful aqua green color. They had a couple of other colors to choose from too, but the aqua green matches my living room perfectly.
These are the supplies I used for the resin coasters:
- Silicone Disc Molds
- Epoxy Resin
- Aqua green crushed shells (bought from Joann’s)
- 2 large paper cups
- Plastic spoon
The epoxy resin comes in two bottles. You need to mix equal parts of both bottles together and stir 3-5 minutes (once there are no streaks).
Once that was done I added the crushed shells. I just eyeballed it making sure there weren’t so many shells that they would come out of the resin.
Next I added the resin mixture to my silicone molds.
You can see in the above picture that there are quite a few bubbles. That’s ok, I waited 5 minutes and most of them were gone. The instructions say if the bubbles don’t go away you can use a heat gun to remove them, which is what I did.
The heat gun made quite a difference! Now the final and most difficult step…you have to wait for 24 hours!! It was painful, but so worth it.
Try them for yourself! I hope you love them as much as I do. 🙂