Add a pop of botanicals to your table with these pressed flower resin coasters. They’re a gorgeous way to protect your surfaces and still look beautiful when not in use.
Oh, and did I mention, they’re totally easy to make? Yay!
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Admittedly I love resin because it’s such a versatile crafting medium. You can make everything from jewelry to home decor.
I was also intimidated by it for a long time. That meant years of putting off learning how to use it. That was absolutely a mistake. It’s so easy to work with, especially with a mold.
If you feel intimidated by working with resin like I did, let me bring you into the crafty fold with this super easy pressed flower resin coasters tutorial.
My puppy got to one of these molds when I had them set out to work with. I got his hairs out of it by wrapping my finger in double-sided tape and tapping inside of the mold.
Pressed Flower Resin Coasters Materials
- 2 oz each of Resin Parts A and B (for each coaster)
- Pressed Flowers and Leaves
- Cup for Mixing
- Stick for Stirring
- Silicon Coaster Molds
- Metal Resin Tool (to press and move flowers in your resin)
First, mix 2 ounces of your resin parts A and B together. Ensure that they are mixed thoroughly together or your resin won’t cure correctly.
Next, pour enough mixed resin into your mold to create a thin base layer. Do not fill your mold completely yet.
Now, press your flowers and leaves into your base layer of resin. Use your metal resin tool to push them into the resin.
Then pour additional resin into your mold until it is full.
Your flowers and leaves will move slightly when you pour in your additional resin. Use your resin tool to gently push them back into place.
Next, allow your resin to cure according to your resin directions. I cured my coasters for 24 hours.
Make sure that you place your mold on a flat and level surface to cure. This ensures that your coasters are even when they cure.
Once your resin has cured, carefully pop your coasters out of the molds.
Step 8 (Optional)
If you want, cut a base out of cork and glue it to the bottom of your coasters. I chose not to do this because I really like the clear look of these coasters without it.
These pressed flower resin coasters are seriously a beautiful addition to your home. They also make a great handmade gift for friends and family. Tie a set up with a pretty ribbon and voila! You’re ready to go!
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