How To Turn Paper Into Resin Jewelry In 3 Easy Steps

How to make resin paper jewelry

So you’ve got a collection of scrapbook papers. You’re in love with the colors and the patterns. And you’ve been thinking it was a shame that they couldn’t be jewelry…until now. Here’s how you can turn your scrapbooking paper into epoxy resin jewelry.

(and this is a perfect leftover resin project)

Step 1:  Select your design

punch scrapbook paper

Use a one-inch hole punch to cut out designs from your collection of scrapbooking papers.

scrapbooking paper hole punch

Then, use a 1/16-inch hole punch to put a hole in the papers. Your jump rings will go into this hole. Leave enough margin between the hole and paper edge so your finding won’t pull through when you wear your resin jewelry.

Step 2:  Apply resin

brush epoxy resin onto paper

Cover your paper jewelry with Resin Obsession crystal doming jewelry resin. This resin is perfect for this step because it evenly coats the surface without voids and dimples.

You can use a brush or stirring stick to add a thin layer to each side of the paper.

Then, leave them on a piece of wax paper or silicone mat to cure. That will take at least 24 hours.

💡 Pro tip: If you want a glossy finish on both sides, do one side, then let it completely cure before doing the other side.

Step 3:  Assemble

peeling resin papers off of wax paper

Peel the resin papers off your non-stick surface. Trim the edges with scissors if needed. Use a hole punch to repunch the holes you already made.

ear wires on resin papers

Add jump rings or other jewelry findings to each resin paper.

Ta-da! You just learned how to turn scrapbooking paper into resin jewelry.

resin paper jewelry tutorial

Imagine the possibilities!

⭐️ BONUS: If you’ve got more scrapbook paper you want to use in jewelry, then you’ll love how to use it to make earrings.

Eager to get started with resin but confused about where to start?

I hear you. It happened to me, too, when I started with resin sixteen years ago. It’s why I wrote the ebook Resin Fundamentals.  It condenses everything you need to know about resin into an easy-to-follow PDF guide. Buy now and have it to read in minutes.

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23 thoughts on “How To Turn Paper Into Resin Jewelry In 3 Easy Steps

  1. I love this idea, the possabilities of addding this resin paper to my paper bead line… oh the wonders of it all!!!
    thanks for sharing…

  2. I have question about the brush you used above to brush the resin on. (I love recycle things, and I don’t want to use things one time, but several times). Can you reuse this brush, if so how do you clean it? As a beginner, I have learn a bit, like your little measure cups are great to recycle. Before, I went through entire red solo cups package to mix resin, I am sure trash day the trash man thought I had a party. 😉

  3. @Amanda,

    To reuse the brush, clean it with acetone and a paper towel, then wash it thoroughly with a good detergent, like Dawn dish soap. No party evidence. 😉

  4. I love this idea. My kids can make these as well and they would be fun gifts. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  5. Where would I find the things for the necklace to go around your neck and for the earrings to go. In your ears??? & also where do they have the stuff you put over the paper.. And I’ve never seen a big hole punch before? Help

  6. @Taylor, you can find the jewelry items in ‘findings’ and the glue in ‘tools’ –> ‘supplies’. Both of these categories are on the upper left side of this page.

  7. Did you have to “treat” or seal any of the paper before adding resin to it to stop it from bleeding or getting water marks?

  8. Hi Katherine,

    I’ve been using wrapping paper and scrapbook paper to make resin jewelry, but I’ve been doming it up. This looks quite a bit easier – but when you’re painting one side of the paper, are you letting it dry before painting the other side? Or could you do them both at once if it’s on wax paper? Thanks!

      1. Thanks! One more question – when I use paper (even thick paper) it tends to sort of warp and not dry flat and smooth. Aside from the obvious – putting it under heavy books, is there anything else I can do?

          1. Thank you! I never thought to punch holes before pouring – just ordered my punch and I can’t wait to try it!

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