Resin Crafts for Beginners: Project Ideas and Tips

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Using resin in craft projects has become a huge trend over the past year, with more and more people embracing the new DIY hobby due to its versatility.

From household items to jewelry, this viscous substance takes on a rigid form when hardened and can be used to create an endless array of sought-after items and accessories.

In fact, searches for “Resin Crafts” on Hobbycraft increased by 34% in 2021 compared to 2020 and the retailer predicts that the resin trend will only increase in 2022.

When working with resin patience, precision as well as your working environment are key, “It is important that craftsmen work in a well-ventilated area, and they will need to wear masks and gloves. We recommend following product tips to make sure they get professional results,” said a Hobbycraft spokesperson. prima.

“Always take your time when mixing resin and hardener to avoid creating air bubbles, and pour the mixture slowly into your mold of choice to limit the creation of air bubbles,” he said. added.

Meanwhile, award-winning resin artist and founder of risendesign, Amy Finch advised, “For beginners, my best advice for working with resin is research! Make sure you’ve looked at some color schemes/combinations. From plus, the best thing I have I’ve watched a lot of videos from other artists to see how the process works and if something goes wrong, try again and again.”

Be sure to also protect surfaces and floors with a cloth, and your clothes with an apron

You do not know where to start ? We’ve listed some of our favorite kits for beginners that will give you the confidence to start your projects and the skills to experiment with new ideas.

And if you need more tips, check out Hobbycraft’s Beginner’s Guide to Resin, which will help beginners create something unique and homemade.

Here are some resin projects to try.

Resin Craft Ideas

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    If you love making personalized gifts for loved ones (or yourself!), a resin keychain is a great place to start.

    You can add just about anything you want to your keychain, from glitter to dried flowers, but you’ll need to make sure you have an alphabet silicone mold.

    Find more helpful tips from blogger and experience maker Damask Love here or use some of the kits below.

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        Even for experienced jewelry artists, resin can be a difficult craft, so this one will probably take you some time to plan and craft.

        If you are a total beginner, do your research first to understand resin. Different types of resin may be less or more suited to a specific project and it may be helpful to watch videos before or attend a class before starting. Find advice on SkillShare here.

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            You can use crystal resin to create unique coasters suitable for your home.

            There are many designs out there, but Hobbycraft has a helpful guide on “How to Make Pressed Flower Resin Coasters” aimed at beginners, which is just what you need if you’re experimenting with resin for the first time.

            You can do this using flowers from your garden, so consider pansies and daisies, ferns and forget-me-nots. We can’t think of a better weekend craft project.

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