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Resin-Casted Clover Coasters

For a fun way to decorate for St. Patrick's Day, try making these charming clover coasters.

Resin-Casted Clover Coasters

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, March 2009

materials

  • Castin' Craft 3-by-3-inch reusable resin mold

  • Mold-release spray

  • Card stock

  • Decorative paper

  • Clover craft punch

  • Ladybug craft punch

  • EasyCast clear casting epoxy resin

  • Plastic resin mixing cup

  • Wooden skewers

  • Glitter

  • Fine-grit sandpaper

  • Scissors

  • Adhesive felt or cork

steps

  1. Prepare coaster-mold container with mold release spray and set aside to dry.

  2. Punch clovers from card stock, and punch ladybugs from decorative paper.

  3. Mix resin in a plastic cup according to resin package directions. Pour resin into prepared mold to a depth of about a quarter inch.

  4. Arrange punched shapes in resin; adjust using wooden skewers.

  5. Let resin set for at least an hour. Pour a second layer of resin, add glitter, and stir to combine.

  6. Allow the entire coaster to cure for 24 hours. Remove coaster from mold.

  7. Sand edges if there are any raised areas. Back with adhesive felt or cork that's cut to the size of the coaster.

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