Hey y’all. It is Laura Kelly here again from Me and My INKlings Blog – back with an adorable idea. This project is super simple and great for beginners with resin crafting. I know that there are TONS of coffee lovers out there who would appreciate making this or receiving it as a handmade gift. I can’t wait to share all of the deets of this Resin Coffee Cup Keyring so you can make one of your own.
Materials and Supplies Needed
- ETI EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy
- ETI FastCast Resin
- Coffee Cup Mold
- ETI Resin Glitter
- Mixing Cups and Stir Sticks
- Keyring Hardware
- Pink acrylic paint
- Tassel (Optional)
- Pink Twine
Directions to Make Resin Coffee Cup Keyring
EasyCast is a two component, low odor, solvent free, clear casting epoxy. It’s ideal for casting small items like this one. Mix your ClearCast Epoxy (2 oz should be plenty) thoroughly. Be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands. Pour it into the mold, just below the rim. Because you are going to be adding glitter, leave a tiny bit of space.
Add a bit of glitter. Use the stir stick to spread it around the way you would like it but know that it might shift a little as the resin sets. The PolyColor Resin Glitter particles will reflect light from all angles. Let this cure and harden. I like to give it a good 24 hours.
Once it is totally ready, it will pop right out of the mold. This just might be one of the most rewarding parts of the project.
To add details and personality to your resin coffee cup keyring, add some twine to the lid. Apply a thin layer of Ultra Seal then wrap the twine. Apply another layer of Ultra-Seal on top and let it dry.
Because there is an indented heart in this mold, it is perfect for adding a little FastCast resin to paint. Mix a tiny amount and pour it in then let it harden. It is great because it happens quickly. Be sure to wear gloves and craft with safety in mind. Once the FastCast has cured, paint the heart pink with an acrylic paint.
The last step is to turn your work into the keyring. Add the keyring hardware (jump ring and keyring). If desired, add a tassel too. I added my pool fob too.
Laura is the DIY and Crafty guru behind her self published site Me And My INKlings. She specializes in simple, cost effective DIY home decor and stunning crafts that are great for all skill levels. Laura is well known for her whimsical designs and projects that promote and spread kindness, empowerment and happy!
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