Ready for another fun and easy resin project? This one is sooo simple you can make it even if you’ve never mixed resin before. BUT it does not look like a beginner level project. This little resin crown trinket box looks a-m-azing.
Of course, the best part is that it only takes about 30 minutes to whip this little resin storage box up.
Which is my kind of project!
Let’s get started.
- Amazing Clear Cast Resin
- Respirator/Mask (resin graded filters)
- Wagner HT400 Heat Gun
- Freezer Paper
- Silicone Mat
- Baking Pan
- Small Mixing Cups
- Silicone Measuring Cup/Larger Mixing Cups
- Heart Shaped Silicone Cup
- Reusable Silicone Stir Sticks
- Silicone Crown Trinket Box Mold
- Rose Gold Glitter
- Mylar Rainbow Foil Confetti
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Resin Storage Box Tutorial:
Step 1: Prep your Space & Mix Resin
Ready to jump right in? This piece has 3 separate molds so (as always) I made sure they were level on a silicone mat on my baking tray. You can arrange them on a table but I like to pour outside (to keep the odor and toxins out of my house) so the tray let’s me move my projects inside to cure… and the mat makes clean up a breeze.
Once you have your work space set up make sure to gather your supplies… there’s nothing quite like having resin curing in a cup when you realize your glitter is MIA! Once you have everything in one place you can go ahead and start to mix your resin.
We need about 400ml of clear resin for this project and since the entire piece will be one uniform color you can mix it alllll up in one silicone cup! A good portion of this project will be clear so make sure to minimize the bubbles as much as you possibly can. I typically mix for about 2 minutes and then add my glitter.
In this case I used a chunky rose gold glitter and a bit or rainbow foil confetti. This confetti is amazing… it’s iridescent and I learned quickly that the more you add the better it looks. So you’ll want to add a large pinch!
(Just a friendly little announcement: if you’re looking for more iridescent confetti projects I’ve got you covered! I used them in these adorable iridescent hummingbird ornaments and these cute little “You’re on Santa’s Nice List” cards!)
Once you’ve added all your mix-in’s go ahead and slowly mix in the glitter and confetti… making sure to stir from the bottom. After another 2 minutes of mixing you can let it sit in the cup for a few minutes before pouring. This will let as many bubbles as possible rise to the surface. You can use your heat gun to help any bubbles close to the surface pop before you move on to pouring the resin into the mold.
Bonus Tip: If you’ve never mixed resin before it’s not nearly as intimidating as you’d think! I’ll walk you through all the steps here in my How to Mix Resin for Beginners Tutorial.
Step 2: Pour Resin
Now it’s time to pour! In most cases I suggest pouring as soon as the bubbles have risen to the top but in this case I would wait a little longer. Once your resin starts to cure a little bit the resin will get thicker… that will make it easier for your glitter to stay suspended throughout your piece.
If you pour right away the resin is still fluid and the glitter will flow right through the resin to settle in the bottom of the mold.
Instead wait about 10 minutes… or until the resin changes from the viscosity of water to the viscosity of maple syrup. You don’t want the resin to cure completely… just to be super sticky.
Then you can start to pour!
Make sure that you’re pouring from high up, in a thin stream (this helps to minimize bubbles). With deeeeep molds like this one I like to pour my pieces in sections.
So instead of one giant pour start with about 1/4 of the container…. then pull back the mold as much as possible so that you can pop all the air bubbles with your heat gun. Especially down in the bottom of the crown… those crown tips can really hold on to bubbles!
Then just keep going!
You can really wait hours in between sections but I find that the glitter and foil confetti help to hide bubbles so I didn’t bother.
I simply poured 1/4, popped the bubbles, poured another 1/4, popped the bubbles… rinse, repeat until the mold is full!
As you get to the top of the mold make sure that the resin is going alllll the way to the edge of the mold. Especially on the pedestal and the lid where there are smaller tops that need formed.
I find if the resin is resisting spreading all the way out to the edges you can use one of your silicone stir sticks to spread out the resin allll the way to the edges of the molds.
One last tip? When pouring the molds you can overfill them just a tad so that when they cure the resin they’ll be level.
Then let it cure for 24 hours.
Step 3: De-mold the Crown Pieces
Ready for the magic?! We’re going to carefully de-mold each and every piece of our little trinket box.
As always start at the top and pull alllllll of the silicone you possibly can away from the resin. Then start to work the silicone down and off the piece.
Where you can it’s easiest to roll the silicone down but that’s a little tricky on the pedestal and parts of the crown. Instead pull the silicone away from the resin and then try to curl your fingers into the empty space… then you can pull the silicone off the resin and it will be free!
Just a tip… this is harder to explain than it is to show. If you want the full 411 on the de-molding process you can watch the video up above.
Once all three pieces are de-molded you’re set! You can place the crown on the pedestal and then set the lid on top!
If you’re really up for it you can glue the crown on top of the pedestal but I find that they stack quite nicely… and this way I can always use the crown without the pedestal if the need arises!
What need would arise I don’t know but it makes sense in my head.
Ready for the reveal… I absolutely LOVE IT!