There’s a reason why making an epoxy coaster is one of the most popular resin projects. It’s because they check all these boxes:
✅ They’re fun to make.
✅ They’re fun to use.
✅ They’re fun to gift.
I’ll get you started with the first part — making your epoxy coaster. And if you need some help using it, it goes great with this sauv blanc.
Resin supply list:
Resin Obsession super clear resin
Resin Obsession opaque white pigment
Resin Obsession opaque black pigment
Tree of Life coaster mold
Pearl ex solar gold
💡 Pro tip: If you get our resin beginner kit, it’s got everything to make this epoxy coaster except the resin colors. You’ll save money over buying the items separately.
Step 1: Mix resin
Mix an ounce and a half of the super clear resin. (That breaks down into 1 ounce of Part A and 1/2 ounce of Part B). Combine both parts together until they’re clear and streak free.
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Step 2: Add color
Divide the resin into two cups. Color one cup black and the other white.
💡 Pro tip: White resin gets gobbled up by other colors easily. Mix more white resin than you think you need.
Step 3: Pour
Add a ribbon of black to each side of the epoxy coaster mold, then add white to the middle. The resin will blend at the edges.
You can add clear resin to the coaster, too if you want clear, glass-like effects.
Check for bubbles before letting the resin cure.
Step 4: Demold
Peel the formed epoxy away from the coaster mold.
Step 5: Highlight the design
To bring the tree to life, you’re going to add gold-colored epoxy to the coaster.
You’ll mix resin like you did previously, but this time use the colored powder to make it gold.
💡 Pro tip: You don’t need much resin for this part. So that you don’t waste any resin, have some leftover resin projects ready, so you can use all your mixed resin.
Drip the resin into the open space with a toothpick. Go slowly and maybe lay off the caffeine that day.
Let the resin cure and…
TA-DA! You just made an epoxy coaster that will be the life of any party.
I love the size of this epoxy coaster. It can fit glasses or mugs. And the colors lets it go with everything. You can make a silver tree too if gold isn’t your thing.
Why use resin to highlight the tree?
The resin fills in the space evenly and make the coaster more level. Otherwise, you can use acrylic paint, but you’ll still see the indentation of design. Which might be what you want. Like in this article about how to make resin dominos.
How else can you color the coaster?
If you wait until the epoxy resin starts to thicken, then add it to your coaster mold, the colors won’t blend as much. You won’t see as many color swirls as you do in this coaster.
Want more help on making this epoxy coaster?
Awesome. It’s why I’ve got this video showing exactly how to make it.
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