DIY Resin Cactus Coasters | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make a cactus themed resin coaster set!  It’s an easy resin coaster DIY!  Cacti are so popular right now and cactus home decor is not just for Arizonians!  This cactus project is actually a set of coasters that can be used as a decoration and it is totally functional as four resin drink coasters!  This project includes basic cactus painting  and cactus flowers to give it dimension.  This is a great cactus craft that will make you feel like you have a cactus garden in your home, but you don’t have to worry about giving it too much water or enough light!

Materials list:
Green pigment:
Mushroom multi-surface paint:
Black multi-surface paint:
Berry multi-surface paint:
Terra cotta pot:  craft store
Fake flowers:  Best bet is at craft store, or dollar store
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Easy Cast:
Art Resin:
Clear Cast:
This is the resin I used for this project:

FX Poxy: ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.

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


1.  For this project, I am painting directly the coaster molds.

2.  I started painting very simple flowers.  

3.  Then I added the cactus needles.

4.  I painted the curbed stripes onto the mold.

5.  I painted small flowers with the same red/berry paint.

4.  I mixed four ounces of resin and mixed in a green pigment powder.

5.  I poured the resin into the molds.

6.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

7.  I removed the coasters from the mold.

Here is the front.  The paint is now part of the resin and will not scratch off.

8.  I painted the backs the same as the fronts.  I first started painting the curved stripes.

9.  I painted the needles.

10.  I painted the flowers.

11.  Once it all dried, I mixed four more ounces of resin and carefully poured it onto the coasters.

12.  I popped the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

13.  I drilled a small hole into each of the coasters.

14.  I added glue to the hole.

15.  I inserted the flowers.

That’s how the look together.

16.  I added rock to a terra pot.

17.  I added my coasters.

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


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