If there’s one craft you can get addicted to, it’s resin. The popularity of DIY resin continues to grow and it’s easy to see why: the results are amazing, the technique is fun to perform, and the projects are versatile; there are so many craft ideas you can make with resin that once you get started, you won’t want to stop!

From home decor, household items and jewelry to furniture, almost anything can be set with resin and hardener. Scroll through Instagram and you’ll see hundreds of images of resin crafts set with everything from dried flowers to seashells to glitter, it’s a great gift idea. The secret to working with resin is having the right molds. The shapes and designs of what you can do are endless. There is also a colorful side to craftsmanship where mica powders or alcohol inks are combined with marbling techniques using a heat gun to create beautiful resin artwork.

Getting started with epoxy resin

Before getting started with cast resins, there are several considerations to take into account and the first is safety. Resin crafts should only be used in well ventilated rooms, it is essential to wear gloves when working with resin due to the chemicals it contains and breathing masks are recommended so you don’t breathe fumes from the curing process. It is also important to cover surfaces and wear an apron when working with resin.

For more tips, before you start, check out Hobbycraft’s Beginner’s Guide to Resin, which will help you easily create a simple, unique, homemade project.

Resin kits for beginners

If you’re trying resin crafts for the first time, we recommend buying a kit rather than investing in separate materials. Resin kits contain everything a beginner needs to complete their first resin project, including resin and hardener, gloves, stirrers, and mixing cups. For helpful tips on using a resin kit, check out tips from blogger and crafter Damask Love.

Resin craft ideas to try

Resin letter keychain

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    Ideal for a personalized gift, resin keychains are a great gift idea for wedding favors, individually crafted for each guest. They will appreciate the gesture. 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.

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    resin jewelry

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        If you’ve ever tried making jewelry and are looking for a new technique, resin opens up new possibilities.

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        Resin coaster

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          A set of DIY resin coasters would make a fantastic housewarming gift. Try using images, small nicks or glitter in your resin mold to surprise the recipient. There are many options for making resin coasters, 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. resin for the first time.

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          Resin tray

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            Resin trays are one of the most popular resin craft ideas and the great thing about this mold is that it comes with all the handles so you have everything you need to impress your visitors next time they’re staying in a guest room or strolling in for a cuppa.

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            Pyramid Paperweight

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            Layered resin takes patience as you will have to wait for each layer to dry before casting the next, but the results are worth it!

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            vanity set

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            The things you can make with resin are amazing, they look store bought, but they are handmade! Doing projects like this comb and mirror set will take your crafting to a professional level.

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            Resin bookmark

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              Resin bookmarks are great for beginners because the size is easy to manage but you can still be as creative as you want.

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              Resin side table

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              Tables are the best type of furniture to start with when you want to do bigger resin projects. You can fill the table top with anything you want, it makes for a fun conversation starter and cocktail table.

              Look for tables with open tops with an edge around them at markets and vintage fairs.

              Resin Pet Tags

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              These are so cute! Make a bundle to mail out to your pet-owning friends, it’s a thoughtful gesture and let them know you care about their furry friends as much as they do.

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              Giant Resin Letter

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              These giant resin letters look great in a teenager’s bedroom and are a brilliant project you can do together. Let them choose what they would like to put in the mold.

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              Resin feather bracelet

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              If you want to use feathers in your resin creations, you may find that you have a lot of bubbles and air pockets. These can be alleviated using a heat gun which evenly distributes the resin.

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              Resin rings

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              Resin rings are great for beginners looking to sell their crafts. You only need a small amount of resin, making them cost effective and easy to master.

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              Resin Ring Dish

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              Well, you need a place to display your new handmade rings, so why not make a ring dish? This was not done in a mold but in epoxy resin poured into a ceramic bowl.

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              Resin soap dish

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              Add a creative and colorful touch to your bathroom with a cheerful soap dish – don’t forget to fill it with handmade soap

              Ready to get started? In resin crafting, practice is perfect, so use your initial projects as tests, before trying to create resin masterpieces and getting addicted to your new favorite craft!

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