Resin crafts can be one of the most rewarding hobbies you’ll ever try. It’s creative, fun, and best of all – it lets you create stunning pieces of art out of literally anything! If you want to get started with your own resin crafts today, here are 10 amazing projects you can make using this incredible material. Let’s get started.
Double Heart Candle Holder
All you need is two sheets of craft foam, a glue gun, hot glue sticks, red, white, and pink paint, and two largemouth jars. Set up your two pieces of craft foam side by side and put them together with a glue gun to create a strip that measures about 18 by 4.
Paint one-half red and the other half white. Once the paint has dried cut out heart shapes from both sheets of craft foam. Attach them together using double-sided tape then pop them in the mouth jar! You could also use a cookie cutter as well but cutting it into shape will make it more unique.
Cut out some hearts from the second sheet of craft foam, these will be used to fill in the empty spaces between the two hearts on top. Then place them over the top once they are dry. You can also use paints to add different designs onto your hearts or just leave it plain and natural looking which looks just as beautiful.
Cat Shaped Magnets
Cat-shaped magnets might not seem the most impressive gift, but it has a lot of potential to be memorable. This is because cats bring up so many emotions. Kids are all about animals, and you don’t have to buy them fancy things to get a reaction out of them! They’ll love this practical, unique gift! All you need is some cat-shaped acrylic.
Acrylic is easier than resin for beginners. So pick up some black acrylic paint and paint your shapes, then cut them out and glue them onto magnets from Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. You can find something similar at Walmart as well. Another great idea is to take any old key chain that you want to give as a present and drill holes in it and fill it with glitter, so when they shake their keys around they make pretty snowflakes.
If you’re feeling ambitious, try making small dishes with designs on them like flowers or hearts. You can also color liquids like nail polish (or even shampoo) in any color that catches your eye. You could also use an old pair of earrings by filling the bottom half with liquid resin before adding gems or beads into the mix. Make sure to seal off the top so that there is no way for air bubbles to escape. Then add your own earring backs and voila.
One of the most popular ways to make use of resin is in clock projects. Making your own resin clock is fairly easy and is a perfect project to start with if you’re just getting started with crafts.
1) Clock in Bowl – this creative idea involves using an old bowl or plate and sanding it down to allow the clock’s cord (or wires) to fit through a hole in the bottom. The piece needs then to be turned over so that you can drill a hole on each side of the rim where it will hang from the ceiling.
2) Wall Clock Frame – you’ll need some clear plastic sheeting, dowel rods, wood planks, craft paint, and a hot glue gun to complete this project. You will also need to measure out where you want the clock to go before adhering the frame together.
3) Round Clock Face – this type of resin clock requires one circle per hour, drawn on paper and laminated. Then trace these circles onto some cardstock paper, cut them out, and tape them together around a coffee cup lid. You’ll also need to add numbers around the edge of the inner circle before putting a round knob at 12 o’clock.
4) Pocket Watch Necklace – what better way to show off your new hobby than with a necklace made from resin? To create this clock necklace you will need chain link cable wire, jump rings, lobster clasp pliers, and brass chain lengths of varying lengths.
5) Telephone Clocks – these are extremely simple clocks made by taking two pieces of scrap wood (one big enough for the back), attaching hardware cloth to one piece, cutting holes into both pieces so they line up when put together, and gluing them with Elmer’s Glue.
6) Mini Clock Keychain – these cute little keychains are great gifts for friends and family members. All you need is a mini watch movement, glass jar top, clear acrylic rod, and epoxy kit.
7) Confetti-filled Clocks – all you need to do to create this festive decoration is buy some empty confetti-filled mason jars (1/2 pint size). Paint the outside with light colors like white or yellow. Then take a brown kraft paper bag and cut out small squares on all four sides.
8) Fish Tank Clock – fish tank clocks work best as night lights rather than traditional time-telling devices due to the thickness of the glass which usually isn’t conducive to an accurate reading of time during daylight hours. But it does look nice lit up at night! For this project, you will need a fish tank, clock, string of LED lights, and some color. Cut a hole in the back of the fish tank with a jigsaw to place the clock face. Drill a few more holes on the inside of the tank to string the LEDs through and attach them to a power source. Use some bright colors on your clock face for extra aesthetic appeal.
Mother’s Day Gift (Buckets)
Buckets are one of the easiest crafts you can do with your kids. I’ve done a lot of research on different Mother’s Day gifts, and so far this has been my favorite. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and you know what that means- lots of last-minute crafting and shopping! There’s just something about decorating a gift in her favorite color that seems to make any occasion feel special. Lucky for you, today I’m going to share some of my best tips on how to create the perfect Mother’s Day craft using a simple bucket from your local dollar store.
1) Find a bucket at your local Dollar Store or Michaels and paint it with acrylic paint or spray paint.
2) Decorate the outside of the bucket by cutting out fabric in the desired shape (e.g., hearts) and placing them over top.
3) Fill the inside of the bucket with tissue paper or filler until full, making sure to poke holes at the bottom so that water can drain when pouring into potting soil.
4) Add flowers, herbs, or succulents into each individual opening at the top (see picture). You could also add flowers to several openings if preferred.
5) Attach ribbons onto holes near handles for easy hanging display! It will only take about 30 minutes to an hour for your masterpiece to dry before displaying.
Mason Jar Lamp
For those who need to light their way in the dark, a mason jar lamp is an easy DIY project. The jars are all sized to fit a standard light bulb socket and can also be made with an on/off switch built into the lid. First, drill a hole in the top of the jar lid or attach your own lampshade to the inside of the lid (if you’re using one) then screw in your lightbulb and flip it on.
You’ll want to be sure that you use clear paint or coatings to keep your insides lit if they are transparent – but don’t worry if they’re not, any mason jar will work as long as it’s tall enough! To make this project even easier, there are plenty of pre-made kits available online.
Snowflake Ice Cube Tray
This is an easy project that can be made with craft supplies that you might already have. You just need white paint, paintbrushes, and a snowflake mold (the kind you might use to make ice cubes). Lay your ice cube tray flat on the table and paint away.
When the tray is full of white paint, stick it in the freezer until they’re all frozen. Pop-out each snowflake ice cube to fill with something delicious – like Pomegranate Juice and Lemonade! You can also dip a different end of the brush into the paint and then into the water before painting. The water will act as an adhesive and when mixed with paint create some interesting effects. Experimenting with different colors is also fun.
Easy Deer Head Coat Hook
You will need a 12-inch piece of craft wire and polymer clay in any color you prefer. Make two small balls from the clay, one that is about 1/2 inch wide and the other about 1/4 inch wide. Flatten both balls to make circles and use them as patterns to cut out two circles from your sheet of craft wire with a pair of scissors. Apply glue to the back of one circle, then press it on top of the other so that they form an overlapping heart shape (think peanut butter sandwich).
Use needle nose pliers to curl up any edges that are sticking out too far or seem unattractive, then leave them sitting on parchment paper or plastic wrap overnight so they can dry thoroughly before handling them again. Once the shapes have dried, turn them over and spray paint them whichever color you like!
To create this resin craft idea for beginners, follow these steps:
1) Place the 2 pieces of clay together to form a heart shape.
2) Cut out 2 circles from your wire to match the size of the clay hearts.
3) Glue one side of each wire onto one side of each heart-shaped piece and let dry overnight.
4) Spray paint colors on both sides of your deer head coat hooks. Let dry completely.
5) Hang your new resin crafts project by tucking the hook part into a loop on your wall and hang coats, hats, purses, etc. from the antlers.
Handcraft Candle Holders From Jars
These are the supplies you’ll need: 1. One or two small jars to use as candle holders, like pasta sauce jars or other similar containers. 2. A roll of thin kitchen foil, like Reynolds Wrap ® Aluminum Foil. 3. Pot and Filler (a pot will work, but a filler is needed to soak up the excess water left behind after microwaving your resin). 4. Heat-resistant work surface to set your pots on while they are heating up and/or cooling down after being in the microwave (I used an old baking sheet that I covered with aluminum foil)
5. An object for poking holes in your jar lids before applying them 6. Some skewers or toothpicks 7. 8. The resin in your choice of color 9. Non-stick cooking spray 10. Mod Podge Gloss 11. Thin acrylic paint 12. Super glue 13. Clear polyurethane varnish 14. Ribbon 15. Paper
1. First thing first, prepare your jars by adding holes in the lids so that when it comes time to apply them, there will be plenty of room to fit the skewer through. You can do this by using an object such as a screwdriver, needle nose pliers, or a straw to poke through one side of the lid and then twisting it around until you get all the way around.
2. Next, prepare your workspace by laying out a heat-resistant surface to place your hot pots and fillers on top. Once done microwaving, let the pot cool off completely before placing it on the heat-resistant surface; don’t forget to cover it with aluminum foil! Next, put some non-stick cooking spray onto a paper plate and dip the bottom of each jar into the non-stick cooking spray. Now line them up on your heat-resistant surface next to each other along with any other objects you want to add. Start with the white primer and create a layer about half an inch thick, then add two layers of acrylic paint. Let dry for at least 24 hours between layers.
Finally, seal it all in with clear polyurethane varnish and tie on some ribbon and write Handcrafted Candle Holder on the front. Hang from the ceiling, stand them upright on a table, tuck into corners of windowsills – these little beauties can go anywhere and look gorgeous doing it.
New Year’s Decoration
This craft is great for any beginner that is looking to get into the craft. The idea revolves around using simple polymer clays and having them form different patterns on a spherical surface which creates a beautiful design on the end product. You can create your own patterns or you can look up various designs online to see what people have come up with.
Creating this type of design takes some time, but it’s absolutely worth it in the end! A really cool thing about this project is that there are no limitations to how big or small the sphere can be. If you’re short on supplies, use balloons! Remember: practice makes perfect! So don’t worry if you aren’t 100% satisfied with your first attempt, just keep practicing until you finally reach the perfect finish!
The instructions for the resin jewelry will vary depending on the person’s preferences and what you want your piece to look like. But, it typically involves applying a specific resin and adding desired items before curing the process with UV light. For example, you may use pearls or gemstones and then apply a hardening sealant over everything to ensure that they stay in place.
There are also plenty of other variations of this project as well like making an ornament out of seashells or crafting a pendant out of beads that match your mood. You can mix colors and textures in whatever way you’d like until you get something you’re satisfied with.
Making resin crafts can be a fun and cost-effective way to make unique gifts for all your loved ones. You can find the items you need in most craft stores and even online, plus most of the supplies are easy to find right in your own home. And if there is an item you want that’s not on this list, try using a few different resins and experimenting with what they do.
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