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Resin Crafts: Cool Projects to Make with Epoxy

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

Beginner Resin Crafts

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: epoxy resin. You may have noticed in the craft stores recently the endcaps 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.

Crafting 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. If you’re here for the resin crafts, scroll down to the bottom for an awesome list for beginners and beyond. Otherwise, let’s start with some questions to help introduce you to a whole new world of crafting.

What is epoxy resin?

Without getting too science-y, epoxy resin (also known as casting 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.

Is resin art easy?

Yes. Resin crafts are not hard to make, but you do need to observe all the instructions carefully and wear the appropriate safety gear. Besides that, you’ll be mixing and pouring. My suggestion is to start small and work your way up to projects that use more resin to get a feel for it.

What crafts can you make with 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.

Why is resin dangerous?

Because when mixed, a chemical reaction takes place and resin releases fumes when curing. It’s not anything you can see like in chemistry class, but sensitive folks should definitely wear a respirator and eyewear. Resin can also irritate the skin so gloves and long sleeves are a good idea too. If you want to know more, get Mod Podge resin MSDS sheets here.

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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 shells, 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.

Why is resin expensive?

The process of bottling the two separate parts is more intensive than bottling something like acrylic paint – especially when you have ingredients that are toxic when handled. The material itself is more expensive, too. I believe the price is worth the results, though. You’ll see when you use it!

Does resin break easily?

No, it’s relatively strong. 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 resin crafts? Have you tried any? I would love to know in the comments!