What’s the easiest way to DIY a resin tray? Add moss and wood slices into a wooden tray that you fill with clear epoxy resin. This woodland-themed tray is perfect for a variety of uses.
Supplies needed for this resin tray DIY:
• Wood tray
• Thin Wood slices
• Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
• Measuring cups
• Stir stick
Step 1: Color the wood
Stain the wood tray with the color of your choice. I like to stain the top and bottom to make the finished project more finished. Allow drying completely.
Step 2: Seal the wood
Apply a clearcoat. Allow to dry.
Step 3: Secure wood slices
Use hot glue to add wood slices and moss to the bottom of the tray. Make sure the moss does not stick up over the wood slices. I did not seal the wood slices in any way before beginning.
Also, add a bead of hot glue around the back of the tray. This will make sure that the resin does not leak out when poured.
Step 4: Cover your crafting space
Add the wood tray to the bottom of a cardboard box lined with wax paper. This will catch any resin you spill or leak out of the tray.
Step 5: Mix and pour epoxy
You will need to DIY the resin in two pours for this tray. That is the only way I was successful in making this tray. With one pour, I had horrible issues with tons of bubbles. So, the first pour should just come to the top of the wood slices and cover as much of the moss as possible. Then, mix and pour resin to add to the tray.
I used three tablespoons of resin mixture for the first pour. Mix the resin as two parts A, one part B, then pour over the top of the tray. Be sure to wear gloves when working with resin. Remove any bubbles and allow to set at least overnight.
Step 6: Add a second layer
Do a second pour covering everything. Again, be sure that everything is enclosed in the resin with this pour. I used four tablespoons of resin mixture for this second pour.
Again remove bubbles and allow the resin to dry.
Your DIY resin tray is perfect for being a drop zone for keys, change, and more.
Plus, you get to look at this gorgeous tray every day.
I love the woodland trend and this fits in perfectly. Add this to your farmhouse décor as an organizer.
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Originally written by Angie Holden
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11 thoughts on “How To DIY A Resin Tray By Doing Less”
I’m going to make this tray for my hubby’s birthday this month. Love the idea. Thank you.
Very cool! Lots one could do with resin. Thanks for the tutorial. Visiting from Tutorials and Tips party.
Great resin project! Thanks for sharing with us. Pinned
I’ve never heard of resin obsession before. Thanks for explaining it in your tutorial. The tray looks very nice, especially for a Father’s Day gift.
What a cool project; I love the look of the wood pieces!
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I love how it turned out! I recently made a tray for a mini coffee station, and now I want to make all the trays.
Your tray turned out nice. Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared
Very cool! It came out terrific! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! 🙂
This is great for my collection of my kitchen.