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Top 30 Resin Crafts to Ignite Your Creativity

Learn how to make these resin crafts for home or gifts! These 30+ crafts with resin are perfect for beginners. Get tips and tricks for success too!

Easy resin crafts to inspire your creativity

I’ll be honest, I love it when crafts come back around. It’s happened with Mod Podge several times – as you might expect with a product that is over 50 years old. It’s nice when the next generation can enjoy something that I enjoyed as a kid. Annnnddd I just made myself sound really old.

But seriously, I do love old crafting techniques making a resurgence. And the latest to come back is a favorite of mine: resin. You may have noticed in the craft stores recently the end caps from the different brands with resin, molds, tools, etc.

You may have even seen Mod Podge Resin in the stores. But you also may not have any idea what resin is, or what you can do with it. That’s why I’m excited to share some resin crafts with you today, so you can get started with this awesome trend.

Tips for Crafts with Resin

If you’ve never used resin before, I’m going to start with some FAQs about the product as well as what you can do. Otherwise, scroll down to the bottom for an awesome list for beginners and beyond.

What is epoxy resin?

Without getting too science-y, epoxy resin is a two part liquid product that, when mixed together, hardens into a solid, clear surface. It comes in two separate bottles. Typically the bottles are mixed in a 1:1 ratio. The surface that results is waterproof, food safe, and very strong.

Because I get asked this: if you’ve heard of casting resin, it’s a type of epoxy resin. The features of casting resin is that it has low viscosity, making it ideal for things that require a thick pour (like paperweights, encasing items in resin).

What can I make from resin?

Coasters, frames, keychains, hair accessories, paperweights, tabletops, cutting boards, trays, jewelry, wall art, and more. You’ll see the awesomeness that is resin at the bottom of this post.

Note about resin: it can irritate the skin. Always wear recommended safety equipment for your specific product.

Is resin an expensive hobby?

It’s more expensive than painting. The materials are more expensive, and the bottling process is more expensive than other craft liquids. It’s not *that* bad though and you can use coupons. I believe the price is worth the results, also. You’ll see when you use it!

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What is the best resin for beginners?

I don’t think any of the resins currently on the market are hard to use. I just look for a 1:1 mixing ratio. Besides that, you’re stirring . . . and the instructions are pretty much the same no matter which one you use.

What can be put in resin?

Glitter, alcohol ink, paint, dried flowers, scrapbooking embellishments, wood shapes, sand and seashells, and an endless variety of other materials.

Can you put fresh flowers in resin?

No. It’s not recommended because fresh flowers can rot inside resin. You’ll want to make sure they are dry.

Does resin break easily?

No, it’s relatively strong. But it can break. If you make a paperweight and then slam in on the hard floor, you could crack it. Or drop something and hit it at just the right angle. It’s dense and there is some weight to it when it is fully hardened.

Are you ready to jump into the resin crafting ideas? I can’t wait for you to get started! Scroll down to get them.

Resin Crafts

Learn how to make cool things with epoxy resin. These 30 resin craft ideas are great for beginners. You're going to love this cool crafting trend!

What do you think about these crafts with resin? Have you tried any? I would love to know in the comments!

Wendy F.

Thursday 22nd of June 2023

Aww awesome projects, thank you for sharing! I consider myself advanced-intermediate in resin crafting and some of these ideas are totally new to me, you’ve reignited my excitement!


Saturday 31st of December 2022

Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!! They are great and I’m looking forward to trying some out!!


Thursday 5th of January 2023

Thanks for reading!

Angela Anderson

Friday 29th of July 2022

thank you so much I found the information simple and helpful.

Cecile Lux

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

ThankYou for all your help I am now ready to tackle some resin projects

Marilyn Bowman

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

Thank you for sharing your Resin Idea's with me . I've been wanting to do a canvas resin art . I think I'm ready . Wish me luck !


Wednesday 10th of November 2021

Good luck! It's going to be awesome!