Woman holding a finished resin photo coaster with gray fish netting in the background.
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Mason Jar Lid Photo Coasters with Resin

Yield: 6 coasters
Author: Jane and Sonja
Cost: 20

Materials

  • Photos of your choice printed to size on glossy photo paper
  • Scissors
  • 6 Gold Art Minds lids
  • Multi-purpose glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Envirotex Lite Pour-On
  • Cups stir sticks, straw or kitchen torch, disposable work surface, gloves

Instructions

Preparing the Photos and Lids

  • Print out your photos and cut them to size with sharp scissors.
  • Glue the lid insert to the rim if needed.
  • Glue the image into the lid and seal with a generous coating of glue along the edges and over the image. Let dry.

Pouring the Resin

  • Mix equal parts of resin and hardener in a clean measuring cup. Stir for 2 minutes then transfer into a second clean measuring cup. Stir with a clean stir stick for another minute.
  • Distribute the mixed resin evenly across the six lids. Tip the lids as needed to make sure it gets into the edges of the lids.
  • After 10-15 minutes blow off any air bubbles rising to the surface of the resin using a straw or small kitchen torch. Repeat as necessary over the next 1-2 hours.
  • Place the lids on a level surface and cover to keep dust from settling in. Leave to cure overnight (24 hours for a soft cure, 72 hours for full cure).