Back to School Pencil Glitter Coaster Craft

I was asked to use pencils in a back to school coaster, so here it is! A little glitter, a few over-sharpened pencils, and resin. It would make a great homemade teacher gift too!

If you love back to school ideas you should check out these posts:

Products You Will Need

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  • 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 ones 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

Back To School Coaster Video Tutorial

**You can find the detailed video tutorial at the end of this post!

Directions for Back To School Pencil Coaster

Step 1

Prepare your resin according to the package directions and pour about an ounce into the coaster mold.

Pouring resin into coaster mold for back to school pencil coaster

Step 2

Sprinkle your glitter into the resin. It will sink to the bottom. (Another option is to directly mix the glitter into the resin and then pour it into the mold).

Sprinkle glitter into the resin coaster

Step 3

Gently add your pencils.

Place pencils into the back to school coaster

Step 4

Allow the resin to set for 12 hours. You can do it sooner, but the pencils will float and if you do it too soon, you will have to make a thicker coaster…like I did. Add enough resin to give it a flat surface.

Pour resin over the pencils

Step 5

Let it cure for at least 12 hours and unmold.

Unmold the pencil back to school coaster
Finished back to school pencil coaster
Green glitter and pencils resin coaster for back to school decor

Pencil Coaster Alternatives

If you don’t have time to make back to school coasters, here are some fun alternatives and other fun teacher gifts you can buy!!!

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


Here is the full video tutorial!

Be sure to PIN IT for later!

Back to school resin coaster Pinterest pin

11 thoughts on “Back to School Pencil Glitter Coaster Craft”

    • Hi Katrina –
      This coaster has pencils. I have made a paperweight with crayon shaving and they did not melt, so I’m not sure what went wrong with your sister’s coaster.

  1. Hi! I am considering this craft and was going to buy the 6 space mold you linked, I need to make 12 coasters, how much resin should I need?

  2. Thanks for the tutorial. I have made a couple and they turned out awesome – except I had put my glitter randomly but it all moved to the centre as the coaster cured. Any idea why? Thanks


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