FastCast Resin Metallic Gem Placecard Photo Holders DIY
Hey Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft. This DIY craft makes the perfect metallic placecard holders for the upcoming holidays for parties and table settings. These are also great for photo holders and great handmade gifts. By using FastCast resin this uniquely creative project takes less than 30 minutes.
The variety of metallic tones is especially great for Autumn and Winter table settings or home decor.
- FastCast Epoxy Resin
- Square or Diamond silicone molds
- 2 mixing cups, stirring sticks, disposable gloves and work surface
- 20 Gauge Wire in gold and copper
- Wire clippers
- Paint or Metallic Leaf and Gilding Adhesive
Next it’s time for FastCast, read the instructions carefully. FastCast sets in 15 minutes or less, so there is not much working time.
Mix according to package directions in the 1 to 1 ratio, mixing in 2 phases.Before the FastCast starts to change colors, insert the wire loops into the resin and hold in place while it dries completely.
Now that the resin is cast, it’s time to personalize it. Use sheets of metallic gilding and adhesive or just metallic paint.Cover the surface of the resin with gilding adhesive, then wait for the adhesive to dry to a tacky stage.Then add pieces of metallic leaf to the adhesive.Cover as much of the object with the metallic leaf as desired. Or simply paint with acrylic craft paint and a paintbrush.That’s it! They are ready to use for a holiday place setting or as a photo holder gift.Make a holiday tablescape a little more special with metallic place-card holders!Don’t forget to share or save for later!
Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.