Bee Honeycomb Resin Coaster | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make an easy resin coaster with a bee theme!  Fun home decor project.

I have so many coaster projects, but here is another Freeform Coaster you might enjoy and a fun Textured Coaster.

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

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You will need:

  • Resin
    • When deciding on which resin to use for your coasters, you need to keep in mind whether you want it just for cold cups or for hot as well.
      • If only for cold drinks, you can be flexible and use whatever brand you like:
      • If you want it to work for both hot and cold drinks, you need to look for a heat resistant resin, like these:
        • FX Poxy ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500° F.
        • Stone Coat

Directions:

1.  I mixed an ounce of resin with a yellow gold pigment powder.

Add gold pigment powder into epoxy resin


2.  I also added some microbeads, in gold.

Add gold microbeads to gold resin


3.  I poured it onto the silicone mat.  This allows for a freeform style.

Pour gold resin on blue honeycomb mat


4.  I let it spread out and popped the bubbles with a lighter and let it cure 12 hours.

Use lighter to pop bubbles in resin


5.  I printed bees onto transparency film.  I have the transparency laying on a white sheet of paper, so you can see them.

Print out of bees on transparency film


6.  I mixed one ounce of resin and spread part of it over the gold resin.

Pour one ounce of clear resin over the gold coastr

Spread clear resin over gold coaster


7.  I cut out the bees and slid them into the resin.

Slide in cut out bees on transparency film copy

8.  I pressed them down with my stir stick.

Press bees into resin


9.  I popped the bubbles with the lighter.

Use lighter to pop bubbles on Honeycomb Bee Coaster


10.  I poured the remainder of the resin on the coaster and popped the bubbles one more time and lt them cure a minimum of 12 hours.

Pour resin over bees and gold coaster


11.  I then peeled it off of the silicone mat.

Remove honeycomb bee coaster off mat


You can see the honeycomb shape through the resin, making it look like a honeycomb.

The completed honeycomb bee coaster


The back has a textured surface.

Textured back of honeycomb bee coaster


It’s definitely fun and easy coaster to try!  I hope you like it!

If you want people to buzz about your home decor, but don’t have time for this project, no problem! Here are some fun items you might like instead. They would make bee~utiful additions to your home!

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


Mona

3 thoughts on “Bee Honeycomb Resin Coaster | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch”

  1. Really love this, but I cant find the silicone mat like yours! I’m in ontario, canada so not sure you can recommend a place for me to scearch, but any ideas helpful!
    This coaster has to be my favorite coaster of all, (I’ve been watching you for ever)!
    mississaugarobinsnest on intstagram. Love your work,
    Robin

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    • Hi Robin- Thank you! Look at a Walmart or any large box store. It’s a trivet with a hexagon shape. You just want to make sure it is silicone. I don’t know where else you can get it in Ontario, but online is always a good place to look!

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