These are the perfect beginner resin projects to try if you’ve been wanting to get started with epoxy resin. Jump in, we promise you’ll be hooked!
Of course we may be a little biased, but we think creating with resin is the most fun hobby around. If you’ve ever wanted to try resin crafting but have felt intimidated, these beginner resin projects are a great place to start. Don’t be afraid to jump in, you will fall in love with this amazing art. We would love to have you join us in our Resin Crafting Facebook group as well, there is a ton of inspiration and advice for all levels of resin crafting there and a ton of supportive members that love to help newbies. It’s a great place to ask any questions about your projects and to show off your own creations, too. Maybe you’ll even be able to share a recreation of one of these beginner epoxy resin projects? 😉 We hope to see you there!
Fabulous Beginner Resin Projects to Try
DIY Resin Letter Keychains
DIY Resin Notebook
Rainbow Gummy Bear Resin Thumbtacks
DIY Resin Fishbowl Necklace
DIY Resin Crystals
Seascape Resin Jewelry
Shimmering Resin Drawer Pulls
DIY Resin Bookmarks
Vacation Photo Coasters
DIY Resin Feather Pendant
Marbled Resin Wood Coasters
Resin Confetti Tray
Which of these beginner resin projects would you want to try first? Let us know in the comments or over in our Facebook group
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Where can I purchase a large round mold. I have small 2 or 3 inch molds but I want a large one to put a rose in.
Hi Kathleen! Try Amazon, we find a lot of molds of all sizes and shapes on there!
Where do you find the charms for the sea themed pendants? I can’t find any without loops or holes in them.
We’re not sure where she got them but they’re so cute aren’t they?
You have to cut off the hole and file it down.
Hi. Can somebody teach me how to properly mix a resin art that has a 3:1 ratio. How much should I mix if I want it by grams. I tried my first one and it didnt cure.
Hi there, our resins are 2 part so I’m sorry we can’t speak to that to assist you.
Does anyone have a trick to get the bubbles out of thicker mold projects? I have tried a heat gun, 70% alcohol spray, doing half at a time. I’m started to really feel defeated.
Hi Janelle! The best trick for thicker casts is to babysit it through the first hour+ so that as bubbles rise you can pop them then. It’s also key to stir and pour very slowly and just pour into one side of the mold.
Torch it wait about 10min torch again repeat until all bubbles are popped another thing I do is when mixing i stir around and around but I don’t pull my stir up and down. Or in and out cup that creates more bubbles
hey, what epoxy resin do i purchase ? the hardener or the other one ? or do i purchase both and mix the two ?
Hi there! You can get a 2 part epoxy and then you mix the 2 in equal parts. EasyCast or EnvirotexLite are great.
What product do you recommend for coaster making? The ones listed above are not UV-resistant nor do they have a high temp tolerance, according to their data sheets anyway, unless I’ve got the wrong ones??? Totally a possibility, LOL… TIA!
Hi Drea! EasyCast is great to use for coasters with molds or EnviroTex Lite if you’re pouring over an existing coaster/tile, etc. The heat rating is 130 so even with a very hot beverage they will be fine.
I don’t want to use lids as a base for coasters but I love the idea of photos in coasters. How do I make them without using a lid?
Hi L.A! You can use a simple tile from the hardware store, those make great coasters too!