When Cement and Epoxy Collide. How to Make a Gorgeous DIY Trinket Tray

by April
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1 Hour

Cement and epoxy resin are two fun mediums that are so interesting to work with. Last Christmas I made these gorgeous DIY trinket trays and got to experiment to combine cement and epoxy resin. The end result exceeded my expectations.

I’m just in love! Look at it! Isn’t it gorgeous?

It could be used to store jewelry, keys, some small loose items, or be a catch-all.

For the silicone mold, I used this package from Amazon - molds came in a pair and it speeds up the process of making trays.

I wrote before tips and tricks on how to use epoxy for small projects. Give it a read before you continue to learn more about working with epoxy.


Step 1. Prepare your materials

I wrote before the importance of having all your materials ready and I’d like to stress on it again.

Step 2. Mix cement

Mix cement as per instructions. I added a touch of acrylic paints to create some nice colors.

Pour cement to one side of the tray.

Tap the mold on the sides to make sure there are no bubbles in the cement.

Step 3. Mix epoxy

Mix epoxy as per instructions. I wrote more about working with epoxy while making other projects so check them out before you get brave to make an epoxy resin project.

Add embellishments.

Pour epoxy resin on the top.

Carefully tap on the sides of the mold to get rid of any potential bubbles.

Put aside in a warm place and wait for 24 hours to cure.

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