I saw this cool concept of a wooden Christmas tree on Etsy and thought it would be cool to try to make it with epoxy. That's how the idea of this Christmas tree with wood and epoxy was born.
How to Make an Epoxy Christmas Tree With Wooden Circles
Watch me make it along with other fabulous Christmas decorations.
Step 1 - make a mold
Making a mold isn't as hard as it sounds. And it doesn't have to look perfect, it just needs to be functional and don't let epoxy escape.
Step 2 - prepare your materials
For the easier release of the mold, everyone recommended using something. I didn't want to buy a whole can of epoxy releaser since I wasn't sure when I'd be using it again.
So I used vaseline. Just rub it all over your mold and you are good to go!
Mix epoxy as per instructions on the bottle. Don't forget to wear gloves since epoxy isn't very safe to work with.
Step 3 - arrange wood pieces inside the mold
Lay down round circles inside the mold. I like to put a larger circle down and then surround it with smaller ones.
When you like the way wood circles are arranged, pour epoxy over it.
Step 4 - adding epoxy to the mold
For one tree I used clear epoxy, for another one I decided to get creative and add black acrylic paint.
I let it dry overnight.
Step 5. Take it out from the mold and enjoy!
- Melamine board
- Wooden circles