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Twig Resin Coasters
With the weather changing and leaves starting to turn, fall is definitely in the air. I thought it would be fun to make a simple resin coaster, but one that felt like fall.
If you have ever wondered how to make a resin coaster or how to make wood and resin coasters, you have come to the right place! Using wood with resin can be a little tricky. Once, I set a coaster on fire because I did not seal the wood beforehand. Lesson learned!
I cut a bunch of twigs and sized them to fit into my mold(s). You can use any thickness you want, but keep in mind that the thicker the twig, the more resin you will need to fully cover it and get an even surface.
I dipped the twigs into varnish, to seal them and then laid them down on plastic wrap, to dry. I let them drain a little and moved them to a second piece for final drying.
I mixed my resin – the amount will depend on the size of your mold and how many you are making. Each mold should have approximately one ounce for the first pour.
I used my lighter to pop the bubbles.
I then placed the twigs into the resin.
I used my stir stick the press the twigs into the resin.
I used my lighter to pop the bubbles. I cannot stress enough that you need to move quickly because you do not want to light the twigs on fire.
You can let it fully cure, or let it cure enough, so that the twigs won’t move. I then mixed more resin – enough to cover the twigs.
I used my lighter to pop the bubbles. Since the twigs are under a layer of resin, you should not have to worry about igniting them.
Here they area all finished!
That’s it! I love the simple and natural look of these resin coasters!
I have more tips, pics and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, over on my original blog post, so be sure to check it out HERE!
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