Fishbowl Centerpiece Made with Resin DIY
Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing another unique resin craft. Fish are the only pet that we can own…because of our especially horrible animal allergies. It got me thinking that it would be fun to make a resin fishbowl, then it’s the perfect pet that needs no attention or care. Little fish bowls would make a cute table centerpiece, fun for an animal themed party or a carnival set up.
Small round bowl
Handful of Marbles
Stirring Sticks, Mixing Cups, Disposable Gloves and Work Surface
Straw or Heat Gun
Let’s get started!
Begin by placing the marbles in the base of the glass bowl carefully. Then mix up 6 ounces of EasyCast resin. Be sure to read the resin directions carefully before beginning. Mix the resin in the 2 phase mixing process.
After 2 hours the EasyCast should have set enough to hold the fish in place while drying. Place the plastic fish in the bowl. Look how tiny the fish is in the bowl–the resin magnifies it and fills up the fishbowl! Then let the fishbowl sit for another hour, checking on the fish every 10 minutes to make sure it hasn’t slipped.
Repeat the mixing, pouring, bubble popping and curing process as before until the fishbowl is filled to the top. Then let it sit aside overnight to cure. Look how big the fish looks now, magnified with the curvature of the bowl and the resin. The marbles look like uniquely magical bubbles. The layers of resin blend flawlessly and don’t even show.
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.