DIY Glitter Resin Tray

The glam way to get organized.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time

4 hours or more

Skill level
Beginner
Time
4 hours or more
Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Don't be fooled by its luxe looks, this glam tray is a surprisingly easy DIY project made using a mixture of glitter and resin. Most of the work is in the mixing – after that, you just set it aside and let it cure. Be sure to work outside or in a well-ventilated area as resin fumes are toxic. Ready? Let’s begin!

You will need

You might already have

Parchment paper
 

Step 1: Prep your workspace and mix resin

Line your workspace with parchment paper. Transfer your hardener and your resin from their bottles to 1 oz. / 30 ml. cups, so that you have 1 oz. / 30 ml. of resin and 1oz. / 30 ml. of hardener (if you have a different sized tray, adjust amount). Pour and mix resin and hardener in a larger plastic cup with a wooden stick according to manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure to scrape the sides of your cup as you stir so the resin mixes evenly.
 

Step 2: Add glitter

Add glitter to resin mixture. The glitter-to-resin ratio should be about 1:2. Stir. Tip: Mix different sizes of glitter for added dimension.
 

Step 3: Pour onto tray

Pour resin onto tray working in small batches. This will help prevent overflow or excess.
 
 

Step 5: Spread resin mixture

Gently tilt your tray in all directions until the resin has reached all four walls of your tray. Tip: Before setting aside your tray, gently blow on the resin to remove any bubbles
 

Step 6: Let cure

Set aside on a level surface. Let cure for at least 24 hours, being sure to follow the instructions on your resin package. Voila!
 

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