Mason jar coasters DIY

mason jar coasters DIY

How to make mason jar coasters with resin

mason jar lid coasters tutorial

Mason jar coasters DIY

by Angie Holden

I love mason jars and have wanted a set of mason jar lid coasters for some time. The problem with a standard mason jar lid is that is comes in two pieces and the resin would be able to seep out. However, I found some vintage lids for sale at a local garage sale that are actually one piece. The lids I used are damaged and no longer work on a jar but they are perfect for resin crafts!

mason jar lids

Supplies needed:

• One piece mason jar lids
• Two part resin such as EasyCast resin or Alumilite Amazing Clear Cast epoxy resin
• Small doilies (optional)
• Mod Podge or other clear drying glue
Measuring and mixing cups
Stir Stick
Gloves
Sponge brush

mason jar lids

The vintage mason jar lids have a ceramic white insert however, at times, some of those fall out. I used both to make my coasters just to see if both could be used. All worked perfectly. Because these lids are old and metal, be sure to hold them up to the light to check for spots that have rusted through. I had a few small spots and used some hot glue to seal them before starting. Also be sure to clean these really well before beginning. I love the rustic look but you want to make sure any dirt has been removed.

adding resin to mason jar lids

I started with a first pour to level the surface inside of the lids. The insides are domed and that will not work well for adding the doily.

leveling resin in mason jar lids

I just used enough resin to make a flat surface, making sure everything was covered to the edges.

remove bubbles in resin from mason jar lids

Remove any bubbles and allow to cure overnight. I love using a box tray for my projects. I can then move it to a place where it will not be disturbed and cover it to prevent any trash from getting on the surface.

coating doilies with glue

While the lids are curing, you can work on your doilies. Use glue and a sponge brush to seal one side of the doilies. Apply liberally to the entire surface. Be sure to stretch into the shape that you desire while still wet.

Doilies drying

Allow to dry for several hours and you will be left with very stiff doilies that are ready for your coasters.

glue doilie into mason jar lid

The next day, add glue to the other side of your doilies liberally and use that to adhere to the inside of the coaster.

doilies drying

Allow to dry for several hours before continuing.

adding a second pour of resin to mason jar lids

Add a second pour of resin over the doily and be sure to cover sufficiently.

mason jar resin coasters curing

Remove any bubbles and cure overnight.

mason jar coaster tutorial

Once cured, your coasters are ready for a party!

how to make mason jar coasters

I love the rustic farmhouse feel of these coasters and they look great in my home. I made four total but really want to try a few more. They turned out great and I can always use a few more coasters. Hunt down some of these vintage lids to make your own mason jar lid coasters! You will love the results as much as I do.

Like this post? You may be interested in  How to glitter and resin a tumbler

19 Comments

Dawn

Those are really cute!

Did you put felt or something similar on the bottoms of the lids to prevent the lids from leaving marks on furniture?

Reply
Rhonda J Hunter

I love the idea but can’t find these lids in my area. I do have wide mouth canning jar lids, I know they’re two-piece, but I think I can seal them well enough.

Reply
Laurie

These are super cute!! Love them. Pinned to share. Thanks so much for linking up for Brag About It this week!!

Reply
Robin

I have some of these old mason jar lids that we got from an auction. I’ve been looking for something clever to do with them. Thank you for sharing at the Creative Muster Party! Pinned
Robin | Fluster Buster

Reply
Katrin

This is such a fun idea and I love the galvanized look with the sweet doilies! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration, have a lovely weekend!

Reply
Cathy Kennedy

Katherine, vintage mason jars turned into coasters is a cool idea! I don’t believe I’ve seen the one-piece lids, though. Thanks for sharing & inspiring this Monday!

Reply
Christine

That’s such a clever idea, they look great! Thanks so much for sharing this at the DI & DI Link Party. Have a great week.

Reply
Lisa Silfwerbrand

These are sooo cute! I love how rustic they look yet pretty at the same time <3 Thank you so much for linking them up to the Inspiration Galore Project Party last week. You are one of my Features this Sunday over at Recreated Designs. Have a lovely weekend!

Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*