Christmas Bell Resin Coasters | Another Coaster Friday

Learn how to make Christmas Bell Resin coasters!  It’s a great home decor idea for decorating for the holidays and because the wood cutouts are from Dollar Tree, they are great for decorating on a budget!

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Bell cut outs:  https://amzn.to/2Kpe58n
Gold paint:  https://amzn.to/2rH8OlQ
Silver paint:  https://amzn.to/2KlrpdR
Fine gold glitter:  https://amzn.to/379AD6Q
Fine silver glitter:  https://amzn.to/2CNCXSX
Painters tape:  https://amzn.to/2CO3TC2
Glue:  https://amzn.to/35chy25
Cork:  https://amzn.to/32UDHA5
Tinsel glitter:  https://amzn.to/2OfN34q
Jingle bells:  https://amzn.to/2q66ggV
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.


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

Directions:

  1. I found these wood cut outs at the Dollar Tree and thought they would make good coasters!

2.  I painted the silver and gold.  Since I was going to do silver and gold glitter, I wanted to make sure I had a complimentary background, incase is shone through.

3.  I used painters tape and taped one side.  

4.  I burnished down the tape, to make sure it had stuck.

5.  I used my craft knife to cut off the excess tape.

7.  I put them up on a couple of cups and mixed one ounce of resin and separated it into two cups.

8.  I mixed glitter into each of the cups of resin.

9.  I poured the mixture onto each of the bells.

10.  I used my stir stick to move it around on the cutouts.  

11.  I used a lighter to pop the bubbles and let it sit a minimum of 12 hours, before handling.

12.  I used my craft knife to cut along the edge of the coaster so that I could remove the tape and drips.

13.  I took cork shelf liner and cut off two pieces a bit larger than each bell.

14.  I removed the back liner from the cork.

15.  For a little extra strength, I put a bead of glue around the edge of the bells and then put them on the sticky side of the cork shelf liner.

16.  I used my craft knife to cut the excess cork from around the bells.

17.  I used my paint marker to add the detail that we covered up with the glitter.

18.  I used my glue to add some tinsel garland I had on hand.  

19.  I glued three little jingle bells on each.  I made sure to keep it hunched toward the top, so I wouldn’t decrease the space for a cup or glass.  Plenty of room!

Here is the cork back!

Here they are!

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

Mona

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