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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Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
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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:
- 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!