A few weeks ago I was browsing the Anthropologie home goods sections and spotted these astral coasters. I fell in love with their look but like many things at Anthro, didn’t love their price tag. What’s a girl gonna do when that happens? DIY of course!
I’ve been wanting a reason to try resin and I thought this would be the perfect project. So I got some pointers from my friend Rachel (who has made glitter rings and magnets with resin) and gave it a try!
Anthropologie Inspired Gold Leaf and Resin Coasters
- Pour 2 oz. of resin into a small plastic cup (if you’re using 9 oz. cups, you can use the bottom line or ridge on the cup as a guide). Pour 2 oz. of resin hardener in a separate cup.
- Pour the hardener into the cup of resin and stir with a popsicle stick for 2 minutes. Then carefully stir in the gold leaf flakes. The more gold leaf you add the more golden your coaster will look.
- Fill a small mixing bowl with warm water and place the cup with the resin mixture in it. Let it sit in the warm water for 5 minutes. This will help push large air bubbles to the surface.
- Remove the resin cup from the bowl of water and wipe away any water on the outside of the cup. Lay the silicone mold on a flat surface (that’s covered with paper in case of spills) and pour the mixed resin directly into the mold.
- Allow it to dry for 24 hours before removing it from the mold. If you want to make more than 1, repeat steps 1-5 now so they all are ready to paint at the same time.
- To add color to the coaster, simply paint the back of the coaster using craft paint. Allow it to dry completely then it’s ready to be used!
Though I didn’t in the video, I highly recommend wearing rubber gloves when working with resin.
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