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Project

Resin-Casted Clover Coasters

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

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. Step 1

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

  2. Step 2

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

  3. Step 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. Step 4

    Arrange punched shapes in resin; adjust using wooden skewers.

  5. Step 5

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

  6. Step 6

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

  7. Step 7

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

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, March 2009

Reviews (21)

  • alrad 21 Mar, 2010

    I tried to make these coasters and even after using 2 coats of ModPodge like others have said my clovers still looked wet in spots!! Can anyone help?? I would still like to make these to have for next year.

  • cutieruby 16 Mar, 2010

    Also thought I'd mention that if you're embedding paper into your resin design, make sure you seal it with glue like ModPodge

  • cutieruby 16 Mar, 2010

    Hai, guys. I just thought I'd mention that the resin WON'T completely harden in an hour as stated in the vid. Resin without colorant will harden in something like 12 hours though I usually leave mine overnight. Now, if you add colorant, it could take a little longer, especially depending on how much you use and, trust me, a little of the Castin' Craft colorant goes a LONG way.

  • etiusa 23 Feb, 2010

    Molds are sold at www.shopcraftworld.com or texas art supply.com

  • etiusa 23 Feb, 2010

    EasyCast epoxy resin does NOT need to be used outdoors! It is very LOW odor, non flammable and is popular because it's so consumer friendly. Outdoors isn't recommended as bugs and dust can collect in your project. Marthat Stewart uses EasyCast because it is safe and easy for crafters to use!

  • lilacpop 15 Aug, 2009

    They forgot to mention to do this outside or in a very well ventilated area. Resin has very strong fumes!

  • crafty5 17 Mar, 2009

    where can i buy the molds???

  • sassy09 16 Mar, 2009

    You can get ALL the supplies you will need for this at Michael's for around $50 or less

  • Agave 16 Mar, 2009

    Does anybody know if you can get ALL the supplies at Michael's? Or do you have to buy certain parts online?

  • Agave 16 Mar, 2009

    Does anybody know if you can get all the supplies you need for this craft at Michael's? Or do you have to buy parts online?

  • gimmy 13 Mar, 2009

    do you have the directions to the resin necklace on the picture of resin- casted shamrock coasters ?

  • peacefulllady 12 Mar, 2009

    You can find the casting epoxy at Michaels.

  • AshleyDoherty 12 Mar, 2009

    Does anyone know where you buy the casting epoxy resin?

  • abbyjiu 10 Mar, 2009

    From the epoxy website, it says "use a drill bit"

  • 8zowaski 10 Mar, 2009

    Martha- On your show today, 03-10-09, you made resin 'shamrock' coasters. You referred to the four-leaf clover as a shamrock. To be more accurate, the three-leaf clover is a shamrock. You might want to make this correction to the audience. And, do you make a punch that has three-leaves?
    Regards- Diane

  • TriciaNY2 10 Mar, 2009

    Probably a skewer into it before hardening? That is my guess. Anyone else?

  • HeatherKnapp 10 Mar, 2009

    How was the [filtered word] put into the charm Martha showed?

  • HeatherKnapp 10 Mar, 2009

    How was the [filtered word] put into the charm Martha showed?

  • HeatherKnapp 10 Mar, 2009

    How was the [filtered word] put into the charm Martha showed?

  • HeatherKnapp 10 Mar, 2009

    How was the [filtered word] put into the charm Martha showed?

  • HeatherKnapp 10 Mar, 2009

    How was the [filtered word] put into the charm Martha showed?