How to make mason jar coasters with resin
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!
Resin Supplies needed:
• One piece mason jar lids
• Two part resin such as Resin Obsession super clear resin
• Small doilies (optional)
• Mod Podge or other clear drying glue
• Measuring and mixing cups
• Stir Stick
• Sponge brush
Step 1: Prep the 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.
Step 2: Mix and pour resin
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.
I just used enough resin to make a flat surface, making sure everything was covered to the edges.
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.
Step 3: Prepare the inserts
While the lids are curing, you can work on the next part of this Mason jar coasters DIY — the 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.
Allow to dry for several hours and you will be left with very stiff doilies that are ready for your coasters.
Step 4: Glue the doilies to the cured resin
The next day, add glue to the other side of your doilies liberally and use that to adhere to the inside of the coaster.
Allow drying for several hours before continuing.
Step 5: Pour another layer of resin
Add a second pour of resin over the doily and be sure to cover sufficiently.
Remove any bubbles and cure overnight.
Once cured, your Mason jar coasters DIY are ready for a party!
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.
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