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Woman holding a finished resin photo coaster with gray fish netting in the background.

Mason Jar Lid Photo Coasters with Resin

Servings 6 coasters
Author Jane and Sonja

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

  1. Print out your photos and cut them to size with sharp scissors.

  2. Glue the lid insert to the rim if needed.

  3. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).