I was asked by more than one person to try and make a coaster with hot glue, as an alternative to resin. So, I thought I would give it a try.
It works as an alternative, but remember it has some limitations. You don’t want to put anything hot on it, like a hot tea or coffee and you don’t want it out to leave it out on a hot day.
You will need:
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– Egg shaper: https://amzn.to/2He6aJX
– Parchment paper: https://amzn.to/2JtZKrx
– A lot of hot glue: https://amzn.to/2PRBZLd
– Glitter: https://amzn.to/2PXdMCZ
Here is the video tutorial:
1. Using the silicone egg shaper that I normally use for my coasters and working on parchment paper, I let my glue gun heat up. Start putting some hot glue into the mold and sprinkle in glitter.
2. Keep layering as you need.
3. I found it wasn’t leveling out, so when I had most of it in, I put the mold, with the parchment paper, on a cookie sheet and put it in the oven at 200 degrees. Realizing I didn’t have enough glue in the mold for it to spread completely out and level out, I used scissors to cut chunks of hot glue from the glue stick and placed it in the mold. Watching it carefully, once level, I removed the cookie sheet from the oven and let it completely cool.
4. Remove the coaster from the mold.
I don’t think it turned out as well as the resin coasters and doesn’t have the same depth, but I think it’s a pretty good alternative.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!