Tuesday, March 10, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Coasters from Martha Stewart

Even Martha Stewart is in on the whole resin movement!

For a fun way to decorate for St. Patrick's Day, try making these charming clover coasters.

Tools and Materials;

Castin' Craft 3-by-3-inch reusable resin mold#MC6
Mold-release spray
Card stock
Decorative paper
Clover craft punch
Ladybug craft punch
EasyCast clear casting epoxy resin
Plastic resin mixing cup
Wooden skewers
Fine-grit sandpaper
Adhesive felt or cork

Clover Coasters How-To
1. Prepare coaster-mold container with mold release spray and set aside to dry.
2. Punch clovers from card stock, and punch ladybugs from decorative paper.
3. Mix resin in a plastic cup according to resin package directions. Pour resin into prepared mold to a depth of about a quarter inch.
4. Arrange punched shapes in resin; adjust using wooden skewers.
5. Let resin set for at least an hour. Pour a second layer of resin, add glitter, and stir to combine.
6. Allow the entire coaster to cure for 24 hours. Remove coaster from mold.
7. Sand edges if there are any raised areas. Back with adhesive felt or cork that's cut to the size of the coaster.

Resin molds, epoxy resin, and mold-release spray are from Environmental Technology, Inc.; visit resinobsession.com for more information. Craft punches from Martha Stewart Crafts


  1. So, how do you use the wooden skewers?

  2. See Step 4. Arrange punched shapes in resin; adjust using wooden skewers.

  3. Thanks for the post and this will helpful for me. Its really nice to see the detail in proper steps. That would be easy for me and the other uses as well.