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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Twig Resin Coasters DIY | Fall Crafts | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make a twig and resin coaster!  It's a great diy using natural materials for home decor!

Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made them:


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You will need:
Round mold:  http://amzn.to/2FcRd7J
Square mold:  https://amzn.to/2pshcS8
Twigs:  Go collect them outside and cut or break them down
Varnish:  https://amzn.to/2O1dLQ0
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Easy Cast:  http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin:  http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
This is the resin I used for this project:
FX Poxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F and is UV resistant.


Directions:

1.  I cut a bunch of twigs and sized them to fit into my mold(s).

2.  I dipped the twigs into varnish, to seal them.  I laid them down on plastic wrap, to dry.  I let them drain a little and moved them to a second piece for final drying.


3.  I mixed my resin - the amount will depend on the size of your mold and how many you are making.  Each mold should have approximately one ounce for the first pour.

4.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles.

5.  I then placed the twigs into the resin.



6.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles.  I cannot stress enough that you need to move quickly because you do not want to light the twigs on fire.

7.  You can let it fully cure, or let it cure enough, so that the twigs won't move.  I then mixed more resin - enough to cover the twigs.

8.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles.  Since the twigs are under a layer of resin, you should not have to worry about igniting them.

9.  Once cured, I removed them from the molds.



That's it!  I love the simple and natural look of these coasters!

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

Mona

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