Turn wood slices into a cute tray that is just the thing for your home or even as a Father’s Day gift. This woodland themed tray is perfect for a variety of uses.
Supplies needed for this resin tray DIY:
• Wood tray (I used the medium sized one from this set of three: https://www.amazon.com/Darice-9170-85-Pine-Serving-Trays/dp/B0085TGL1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488815976&sr=8-1&keywords=darice+wood+tray)
• Wood slices (I used these as they are fairly thin: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CLWXC54/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
• Clear coat
• Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
• Measuring cups
• Stir stick
Stain the wood tray with the color of your choice. I like to stain the top and bottom to make the finished project more finished.
Allow to dry. Use hot glue to add wood slices and moss to the bottom of the tray. Make sure the moss does not stick up over the wood slices. I did not seal the wood slices in any way before beginning.
Also add a bead of hot glue all the way around the back of the tray. This will make sure that the resin does not leak out when poured.
You are going to need to pour the resin in two pours. That is the only way I was successful in making this tray. With one pour, I had horrible issues with tons of bubbles that could not be removed. The first pour should just come to the top of the wood slices and cover as much as the moss as possible. I used 3 tablespoons of resin mixture for this first pour. Mix the resin according to the package directions then pour over the top of the tray. Be sure to wear gloves when working with resin.
Remove any bubbles and allow to set at least overnight. Then do a second pour covering everything. Be sure that everything is enclosed in the resin with this pour. I used 4 tablespoons of resin mixture for this second pour.
I love the woodland trend and this fits in perfectly. Add this to your farmhouse décor as an organizer!
What do you think about this resin tray DIY? Would you do it with a wooden tray or something else?