Here are fifteen easy resin projects that are perfect for any skill level! Have you always wanted to try resin, but don’t know where to start? I have more than enough ideas!
The cool thing about two-part resin is once you have the hang of it, your mind will fill with all kinds of creative possibilities. My very first resin project was a bust because I didn’t read the directions thoroughly. Resin is definitely a craft where you wan to pay attention.
Best practices for these easy resin projects
Resin is very toxic, make sure to work in a well-ventilated area.
Wear gloves and a mask.
Work on a big workspace free of debris. Turn off any fans – trust me, dust and particles will get on your project, this helps to avoid it.
Line your workspace with a plastic table cover.
Use a flat, even board lined with wax paper so you can easily transport your work to another room or table to cure. I prep and apply my resin pieces in my art studio, then I carry the tray out to the garage so everything can cure overnight. That way there is no smell in my house. DO NOT leave outside, like on a patio table because bugs WILL become stuck in there. Yes, I’m speaking from experience.
Most resin packages come with a mixing cup and stir sticks, but it’s always good to have extras on hand.
Use a craft heat gun or micro torch to blow out gas bubbles from mixed resin after applied.
Don’t have the above? Use a drinking straw to blow out bubbles.
Check out my favorite 15 tutorials for working with resin!
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Shrink plastic is one of my favorites easy crafts. It looks nice as-is after it is baked and flattened, but for a really nice finished look, I always top off my pieces with resin. It creates a doming effect and upgrades the look instantly!
TIP: You can drill holes after the resin is cured.
Because, why not? I bought these wood TV trays from a discount department store and gave them a glamorous makeover via three types of glitter and resin. They look so stunning and clean up easily with a damp cloth.
I know you’re thinking what the what? But trust me, this idea has a pretty effect once it’s all cured. I simply set my glasses upside down and added resin and sequins and glitter. Coat the bottom of your glasses with sequins and glitter…forever!
This is a good intro project that uses images and coloring! You can make these buttons for clothing items or for purses, scarves, etc. Use them to replace boring buttons on a jacket. Or as an embellishment!
One of my very first resin projects, I plan to make more of these! you can use your Cricut glittered vinyl to embellish them, then coat with resin! Add some sparkle to your home decor! Paint, glue, glitter, resin. Easy!
The key to cooling off when it’s too hot is by visualizing and this bracelet will help!
Use duct tape to create a backless resin pendant!
Great for getting used to using molds!
Stamped Resin Bracelet. Stamp wood pieces then resin for a picturesque look.
Use large silicone molds to make beautiful hanging decorations.
Resin Tile Coasters. Great for gift giving!
This is a sure way to keep away the ants!
Create a transparent look with paper!
Chile Pepper Charms. The world is at your fingertips now that you can seal in your favorite pictures and glitter!
Dimensional Shrine Pendants. Instead of trapping designs under resin, how about leaving them sticking out?
Layered Resin Magnets. Little chunks of crafty, glittery heaven!