Why make a bottle cap coaster?
You can finally do something with that collection of bottle caps besides keeping them in a box.
Besides, they’re perfect for a man caves and make great DIY Father’s Day gifts.
What happens if you don’t have any bottle caps? Find a friend willing to part with a few, grab your epoxy resin, and get ready to have some crafting fun.
Resin supply list
- Resin Obsession super clear epoxy resin
- Resin coaster mold
- Castin’ Craft mold release and conditioner
- Stirring sticks
- Mixing cups
- Opaque yellow epoxy pigment
- Safety gloves
- Bottle caps
- Heat gun
- Large plastic container
Step 1: Prep the mold
Apply a light mist of the mold release to your coaster mold and allow it to dry. This takes 30 minutes.
Step 2: Measure and mix resin
Mix the two parts together until it’s clear and streak free.
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Step 3: Add to the mold
Pour your mixed resin into the mold.
Step 4: Add bottle caps
Once you’ve got a thin layer of resin in the mold, place a bottle cap into the coaster mold.
💡 Pro tip: Dip the face of your bottle caps in resin, then put them in the mold. This keeps you from trapping resin bubbles.
Use your stirring stick to push your bottle caps around. Add the rest of your epoxy to the mold.
Step 5: Remove bubbles
Use a heat gun to go over the top of the resin to remove bubbles. Then, cover with your plastic dome and allow to cure.
Step 6: Mix the second resin layer
Mix enough resin to fill the mold. (Use the resin calculator again if you need to.) Add the yellow pigment to the clear resin.
Step 7: Pour the resin into the mold
Pour yellow resin over the top of the layer of clear resin and bottle caps.
Remove bubbles with your heat gun. Then, cover and allow to dry.
Step 8: Demold the bottle cap resin coaster
Once the resin is dry, you can demold your bottle cap coaster. Push from the back while twisting the mold. Grab a coaster edge and peel it from the mold.
Step 9: Sand edges
Sand any rough edges with a 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Wet the sandpaper first.
💡 Pro tip: If you’re worried the coaster may scratch a surface, glue cork or felt pieces to the bottom.
Bazinga! You just learned how to make a bottle cap coaster with epoxy resin.
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