Looking for ideas for using objects in resin? Sometimes, finding your next resin project might be one step away from the trash.
Recycle found items for resin
Next time you make frozen juice, save the juice can lid for resin crafts. Wash it well, as you need a clean surface for the resin to stick.
Mix and add resin
When you’re using resin as glue to add found objects, you need a resin that mixes thick. That means you need the epoxy type you need to use is a doming resin. Add a few drops to the juice lid, then spread it to the edges.
💡 Pro tip: You won’t need much resin for this project. You can have this one handy for the times you have leftover resin.
Add other recycled items to the resin
Add other funky objects to the lid with resin. Tiny glass beads look great. Then, add bigger items. Some of my favorites are watch faces. If you don’t have any, you can find bags of broken watches at flea markets. And if you’re lucky, they’ll be old watches that still have gears in them that you can use for steampunk crafts.
Leave your project covered and undisturbed while it cures.
Time to finish
Your finished resin project featuring objects you saved from the trash is now ready for anything. Here are some ideas on what you can do with your new resin creation:
- Add a magnet to the back and decorate your refrigerator or locker
- Add a bar pin to the back to wear as a piece of jewelry
- Make several of these to serve as cake top decorations
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17 thoughts on “Save These Objects From Your Trash And Use Them In Resin Instead”
It’s great to find soenmoe so on the ball
Can’t you just leave the lid on the cardboard from the juice can ? Or cut most of the cardboard off. Just wndrn?!
I suppose you could leave the cardboard on if you wanted.
What if you soaked the other lid (and cardboard) in warm water for a few hrs… then would it fall off?
Probably. Good idea!
Great idea, will start on these
I believe you can use a safety can opener to remove the other end. Thank you for your great ideas as I have been saving lids for a “someday” project.
Hi .just finished a resin painting only to find I have 3 tiny holes that I missed. Is it possible to warm a small amount of already mixed resin & fill the holes with a toothpick..🙏🏻
You can, but they aren’t going to self-level to match your painting exactly.
Lovely awesome idea and it just came at the rite time when I was wondering what different & catchy stuff I can do with resin. Thanx it’s a wonderful piece of work 🙌wll try out and definitely share it on Instagram
Wonderful! I can’t wait to see what you make!
I recycle the plastic tops of the pringles cans. I print a poem and cut it out and put it in the lid and I put a layer of resin on it and it shows through the lid and I put pictures on the other side and add another layer of resin and drill a hole in it and add ribbon
I love that idea Mary!
The metal cap ends of Pillsbury dough rolls make good pins too! (I was only using packing tape when I made pins a couple of years ago. Resin would be much cooler!) Sometimes the cardboard gets stuck. I wiggle a butter knife in, very carefully, just to bend it slightly. Sometimes soaking is needed as a last resort, but try to pull it out with pliers before soaking. Mushy cardboard can take a lot of picking out because you can’t grab it anymore.
I took some electronics that were broken. I keep a big container. They can be turned into pins, etc. I’m also thinking of how to turn plastic bags into art so it doesn’t go to the im the ocean.
I’m trying to help to keep plastic bags out of the ocean. T
With regard to the plastic bags, I cut mine into 1” strips and join them together with a clear glue and either knit or crochet them into useful baskets for storage!