- Wooden Tray (bought mine at the craft store)
- Envirotex Lite High Gloss Finish
- Castin’ Craft Resin Spray Finish
- Black acrylic paint
- Disposable Mixing Cups
- Stir Sticks
- Vinyl Gloves
- Super Glue
- Small Corks for bottom of tray
- Micro-Butane Torch
The first step to this project is to coat the wooden tray with Resin Spray. This will prevent the black resin from seeping into the wood. I sprayed three coats on the inside of my tray.
Next, mix Envirotex Lite. First, put on your vinyl gloves. Then add equal amounts of Part A and Part B to a large mixing cup (I used 3 oz. of each). Mix thoroughly.
Pour the resin into a second cup and add a couple squirts of black paint. Mix thoroughly again.
Add glitter to your black resin. Begin pouring it into the center of the tray.
Be sure your tray is on a level surface. Use your micro-butane torch to pop all of the bubbles. Be sure not to scorch the resin.
Sprinkle glitter wherever you want while the resin is still wet.
Let cure for 24 hours.
Add a sticker that says Happy New Year! (I made mine from adhesive foil vinyl with my vinyl cutting machine.)
Press the letters down firmly.
Mix another batch of resin, this time leaving it clear, and pour a final coat onto your tray.
Tip to spread the resin across the entire surface.
Use your micro butane torch again to pop all the bubbles.
Let cure 24 hours.
Super glue small corks to the bottom of the tray to elevate it and leave space to slide your hands underneath, and also to prevent it from scratching any table surface.
Now you have the perfect shiny and sparkly serving tray to use at your New Year celebration this year. I hope you have an amazing 2019!
Sheri is a Maker and DIY blogger at Hazel + Gold Designs. She is usually in the middle of multiple projects at once and finds great satisfaction and joy in creating something new. She is constantly learning new skills, putting them to the test, and sharing her experience and knowledge with others. Her favorite hobbies are crafting, painting, crocheting and basic woodworking. Her goal is to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone, learn a new skill and have the confidence to make their life a little more beautiful!