Halloween is right around the corner, and I must admit, I’m not really a fan of spooky Halloween decor. So I thought it would be fun to make a not-so-spooky Halloween tray using epoxy resin.Epoxy resin is essentially a very thick varnish that dries like a sheet of glass.
You will need:
- White tray – preferably one with edges to hold the liquid
- Hot glue gun
- Plastic ants or spiders
- Epoxy Resin
- Two non-waxed cups
- Wooden stir sticks
- Timer or stopwatch
Apoxy resin comes with two bottles – the actual resin and a hardening liquid. Resin is fairly foolproof as long as you follow the exact measuring instructions. The ratio for the product I used is 1:1, but as I used the entire bottle, I simply poured the contents of the resin into a cup, followed by the hardening liquid.
Start your timer and stir clockwise for two minutes.
After two minutes, pour the combined resin/hardening liquid from one cup to another, making sure you use your wooden stick to scrape any left overs from the cup.
In approximately ten to fifteen minutes, you will begin to see bubbles rise to the surface. You can easily get rid of them by blowing over them.
Allow resin to cure for at least 72 hrs.
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