DIY Bamboo and resin trivet – easy resin housewares project

resin trivet project

DIY Bamboo and Resin Trivet

By Myléne Hillam
Mill Lane Studio

 

Purchasing a housewares item, then updating it with resin is an easy way to give your kitchen a special touch.

Supply list for this resin project:

Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
Resin Obsession Transparent Pigments: Red and Yellow
Bamboo trivet with cut out slots
Measuring cups
Wooden stir sticks
2 Pipettes
Packing tape

place packing tape on trivet holds

 

Step 1

Place a strip of packing tape across each of the slots and burnish the edges really well.

adding transparent yellow color to resin

 

Step 2

Measure out 1oz (30mls) resin and 1/2oz (15mls) hardener. Add one drop of transparent yellow pigment to the resin and mix well. If the colour is lighter than you’d like, add a second drop. Pour both parts into a larger cup and mix completely. Leave on your bench for the bubbles to dissipate for 5 minutes.

fill pipette with resin

 

Step 3

Draw the resin up into the pipette without creating any bubbles.

drip resin into trivet holes

 

fill with resin

 

Step 4

Drip the resin into the horizontal cavities of the trivet, directly onto the packing tape. Pick up the trivet from time to time and look underneath to check that the resin is filling all the cavities under the cross bars.

adding red resin to trivet

 

Step 5

Measure 1 1/2oz (45mls) resin and 3/4oz (22.5mls) hardener and colour the resin with transparent red pigment, adding one drop at a time until you are happy with the depth of the color. Mix the two parts together and set aside for five minutes to allow the bubbles to rise. Draw the resin into the pipette and drip it into the vertical slots until they are level with the top of the trivet. Set aside to cure.

trivet with resin accents

 

Step 6

Remove the tape from the back of the trivet and it is ready for use.

This DIY Bamboo and resin trivet would make a great housewarming gift or a bridal shower gift.

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6 thoughts on “DIY Bamboo and resin trivet – easy resin housewares project

  1. That is a wonderfully creative idea. Always love to repurpose items or really add more flair to them. Congrats on a great project.

  2. What a great way to incorporate resin with bamboo which is a hot trend in home decor right now.

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