I love mason jars and have wanted a set of mason jar lid coasters. The problem with a standard mason jar lid is that it comes in two pieces, and the resin would be able to seep out. However, I found some vintage covers for sale at a local garage sale that are 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:
Step 1: Prep the lids
The vintage mason jar lids have a white ceramic insert; however, some of those might fall out. I used both kinds of mason jar lids to make my coasters, and 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 holes and used some hot glue to seal them before starting. Also, be sure to clean these well before beginning. I love the rustic look, but you want to make sure you remove any dirt. If you don’t, your resin may not stick.
Step 2: Mix and pour resin
Mix an ounce of the super clear resin. It’s a great resin for crafts because it cures hard and bubble-free. I started with a first pour to level the surface inside of the lids. Unfortunately, the insides are domed, which won’t work well for adding the doily.
I just used enough resin to make a flat surface, ensuring everything was covered to the edges.
Remove any resin bubbles and allow them 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 doilies
While the lids are curing, you can work on the next part of this Mason jar coasters DIY — the doilies! First, use glue and a sponge brush to seal one side of the doilies. Then, 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. 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 clear epoxy resin over the doily and be sure to cover sufficiently.
Remove any bubbles and cure overnight.
Once cured, your Mason jar coasters are ready for a summer 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. So hunt down some of these vintage lids to make your own mason jar lid coasters. You’ll love the results as much as I do.
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Originally written by Angie Holden
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