The Beauty of Nature Coaster DIY – Another Coaster Friday

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I’ve made a few coasters in my day, but I think I created my most favorite coaster yet!  Incorporating nature into the resin, along with pigment powder and glitter, I was able to create a very different coaster!

I don’t even think the picture even does it justice.  I just love it!

You will need:

–  Coaster mold
–  Twigs
–  Wood pieces
–  Dried leaves
–  Sticks or any natural materials you can find outside
–  Pigment powder
–  Fine copper glitter
–  Resin 
–  Sponge brush

You can find some of the items I used on Amazon, incase you want to give it a try.  The twigs and nature elements you will need to find yourself!!  🙂

Here is the video tutorial:

1.  Prepare your resin, according to the package directions.
2.  Throw in small pieces of wood, twigs, nut shells, crumpled dried leaves, etc. and mix well.  Add glitter as well.
3.  Separate some of the resin into two small cups.
4.  Mix in pigment powders.
5.  Put the resin covered twigs and leaves into the mold.  Pour the rest of the resin with the glitter into the mold as well.  
6.  Add the two resins with pigment powder.  
7.  Using a skewer stick, mix the resin around (in the mold) to make sure the pigment doesn’t just stay on top.  The twigs and pieces can be sticking out of the mold.
8.  Allow to cure.
9.  Remove from mold.  
10.  I used an electric sander and started with a 60 grit sandpaper and smoothed everything down.  Then I followed up with a 220 grit to really smooth it nicely.
11.  Wipe any dust off of the coaster and place it on an overturned cup.
12.  Working over parchment paper or newspapers, mix more resin.  You only need a little.
13.  Gently brush the resin onto the coaster.  Make sure it is well covered, but it only needs to be a thin coat.  Watch for any drips.
14.  Pop bubbles with your lighter.  
15.  Allow to cure.

That’s it!  Now you have a beautiful, one of a kind, coaster!  I like it so much I think I want to try it on a larger scale!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


5 thoughts on “The Beauty of Nature Coaster DIY – Another Coaster Friday”

    • Melodie- It depends on the coasters. Most coasters take approximately two ounces, but obviously thicker ones require more and you could get away with a really thin one with one ounce.

    • Hello Mona. I did the coasters. But I seem to have a problem. I think I sanded down to far, I waited 3 hours in between the 3 coats of resin to finish them . But I’ve got patchy spots, that the resin will not cover. Does this make sense to you!
      Can you help me, for my next try
      Thanks Mel


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