Resin in glass bottles – How to make a sky in a bottle

How to create a sky in a bottle with resin

Learn how to make a sky in a bottle with resin!

by Jasmine Moore

Resin Materials:

Glass charm bottle
Resin Obsession super clear resin
Resin Obsession Orange, pink, and purple transparent resin pigments
-Cotton pieces
mixing cups


The sky is a beautiful and interesting thing, and it can make your whole mood change. A picturesque blue sky, a mellow sunset, or a majestic galaxy. Now what if you could take a sky that makes you feel the best, and put it in a bottle, so you can have that feeling wherever you go? Well that’s what we are gonna do by putting resin in glass bottles!

cotton wispsStep 1:  Prep the cotton

Pull apart cotton balls or pull the cotton ends off of an ear swab.  Pick and pinch them apart until you are satisfied with the appearance. The cotton on the left is picked apart, and the cotton on the right is not.  Try not to pick them until they are just wisps because that will be much harder to build up to clouds.

resin colors in cups

Step 2:  Mix resin

Mix 15 ml of Resin Obsession super clear resin.  Then split it into four cups so you can color it using transparent Resin Obsession purple, orange, and pink.  Leave the last cup clear.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


layering resin

Step 3:  Layer the colors

Here’s how you add your colored resin to the glass bottle:  a layer of colored resin, some cotton, clear resin, cotton, then top it off with colored again. This gives the effects of some of the clouds being colored and some staying white.

sky in a bottle

Eventually, you’ll get something that looks like this!   Once the resin is cured, you can attach a jewelry finding to make it wearable.  This project is pretty quick, most of the time only being for the prep. Even the cure time was quick! I want to say it only took an afternoon for it to be fully cured and ready to make into a charm.

colorful resin in bottles

With this same method, I made the resin colors darker and made a galaxy.  By using a blue gradient, I can make a sunny afternoon blue sky. But with this project, the sky is the limit! Pun intended!

glass bottle resin tutorial

I’m going to use the blue resin sky in a glass bottle as a keychain.  I attached an eyelet and looped some ribbon around, and boom! Hope you try putting resin in glass bottles and have a little bit of the sky for yourself!

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17 thoughts on “Resin in glass bottles – How to make a sky in a bottle

    1. A couple of hours in between layers should be fine. Otherwise, you can wait until it fully cures if you like.

    1. Hi Darlene, yes, there will be lines between layers if you let the layers fully cure first. Otherwise, pour the next layer when the previous layer is in the gel phase.

      1. did your glass break at all? my glass bottles seem to break when the resin cures, i’m thinking maybe the resin i use expands a little bit?

        1. Yes, resin in glass can make it crack as it heats and cools. These bottles are very large, so that wasn’t a problem.

        2. I made some little bottles with resin – they did not break right away. But I had them outside & they broke- Im thinking it was the heat?? I wonder if there is anything I can do to avoid this

          1. Hi Angela, unfortunately, resin and glass expand and contract at different rates. They don’t do well together in situations like this.

  1. I am going to be making center pieces for my wedding. We wanted to use glass bowls. Putting some rock or sand in the bottom layer. With sea shells and star fish in the next layer. The layers with shells and layers above that is going to hopefully look like water with a light blue tint. Do you think that this project will work? If we have to pour small layers in order to prevent the glass from cracking? Or possibly a best type or brand of resin we should use?

  2. Hello im new to resin crafting…are there any tips or tricks i should know..i have alot of tiny bottles and would love some ideas and advice on how to use them..thanx

  3. I’m trying to preserve my wedding bouquet in resin – I’m not finding any molds to my liking and was considering using a glass vase instead. I don’t plan to take it out of the vase, but I’m a tad concerned that it may break with temperature changes after reading the comment about it above. Do you have any suggestions? All the molds I have found are just too small.

    1. Hi April, yes, you are correct, the heat of the resin may crack the heat of the glass, or it can crack later. You may want to use melamine to create a mold box large enough for the casting you want to make.

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