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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Resin Cupcake Coasters | DIY Projects| Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch | How To





Cupcakes are fun and brighten everyone's day, especially if they are colorful like these!





You will need (affiliate links):

Coaster mold:  http://amzn.to/2lJOjAc

Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
FX Poxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.
Easy Cast:  http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin:  http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw

Wood cutouts:  I found them at Michaels

Fine glitter:  Match it to your colors:  https://amzn.to/2QhkdEu

Acrylic paint: The colors depend on what you want.

Chunky glitter:  Pick a fun background color:  https://amzn.to/2PpW35B




Here is the video tutorial:


Directions:
1.  I found these wood cupcake cut outs.  Mix two ounces of resin, according to the package directions.


2.  Separate into two different cups (one ounce each).  Add desired glitter into each cup and pour into coaster mold.


3.  Pop bubbles with lighter and allow it to cure for at least 12 hours.

4.  While it is curing, you can paint your cupcakes, whatever color you want.  I used acrylic paints.  Figure it will take at least two coats.



5.  When the resin has cured and the paint has dried, put packing tape on the back.  Be sure to burnish it down, so it is well adhered.  


6.  Mix a small amount of resin and mix in fun glitter.  Carefully drip the mixtures into the open areas of the cupcakes.



7.  Carefully and quickly run your lighter over the resin areas. Remember, you are running a lighter over a piece of wood.  Do not leave it over one spot too long.  You do not want to set you project ablaze!


8.  Once cured, remove the tape and use a small amount super glue, on the back, to tack it to the resin.  Just a couple of small drops on the back of the cupcakes should do it.  Place them onto the resin and let them dry.



9.  Once they have dried, mix two more ounces of resin and pour it over the the cupcakes.  TIP:  Because there are voids between the wood and the resin, you will get more bubbles than usual.  Be vigilant and keep checking and popping bubbles, until they stop appearing.



10.  Allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours before unmolding.

That's it!  Pop those puppies out of the mold and you have fun coasters to brighten your decor and your day!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona


3 comments:

  1. May i ask why, just coasters ur so talented

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  2. I only do coasters on Friday Lauren. I have different projects every Monday. Look for Resin Art this Monday, on my YouTube channel! http://www.youtube.com/craftklatch

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