Mosaic Resin Upcycled Cake Stand DIY
Hi Resin Crafters, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a fun upcycled cake stand using high gloss resin. This time of year is synonymous with getting organized, decluttering the home and donating things that are no longer needed. Upcycle an old cake stand with a glass mosaic finished with high gloss resin to give it new life.
Supplies Needed for this Cake Stand Upcycle:
- Glass Mosaic Pieces
- Cake Stand (with lip edge border)
- Watered down Ultra Seal
- Environtex Lite High Gloss Resin
- Mixing Cups
- Stirring Sticks
- Disposable Gloves
- Heat Gun
Step 1 of how to make a mosaic resin cake stand:
Begin by pouring some watered down Mod Podge or Ultra Seal on the top of the cake stand. This will hold the pieces in place long enough to arrange them. Then fill in the top of the cake stand with glass mosaic pieces.
Let the cake stand mosaic pieces dry completely about 4 hours.
Step 2 of how to make a mosaic resin cake stand:
Secondly, mix up the high gloss resin according to the package directions. Mix 1 part resin and 1 part hardener together for 2 full minutes. Then transfer into a second cup and use a new stick to stir the resin for 1 more minute. Proper mixing is the only way to ensure the resin will set properly.
Next pour the resin on the top of the cake stand. Tip the cake stand around to let the resin fill the entire top surface. The resin is self-leveling, so it will smooth out when set on a level table.
Use the heat or embossing gun to pop the bubbles that have formed in the resin. Let the cake stand sit for 20 minutes and then use the heat gun to pop any more bubbles that have formed.
Then let the cake stand sit overnight to cure and dry completely. Now the cake stand has a new lease on life and will add pizzazz to a table or party. Perfect for a few cupcakes! We recommend not putting direct food on the cake stand, use a cardboard insert when placing a cake on the stand.
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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.