Beautiful DIY Resin Candle Holders

I’m oh-so-excited to share this fun project with y’all!  I created two candle holders {or coasters} from two flower pot saucers that I’ve had forever and old hymnbook pages that I’ve been dying to use for months!

I’m seriously in. love. with how this project turned out.

Supplies:

  • EnviroTex Lite Pour-On Resin
  • Flower Pot Saucers {or anything else shaped similarly}
  • Paper {sheet music or scrapbook paper}
  • Ruler {or measuring tape}
  • Pen & Scissors
  • Modpodge & Sponge Brush

{the bases}

I measured the diameter, so I could create a template for the music paper that I wanted to use.  Another option would have been to use a compass to draw a perfect circle.

{the template}

I cut two songs to fit.  This is so easy and took less than three minutes.

Next,  I pulled out my ModPodge {matte finish} to glue down the paper and then seal it with two coats.  The EnviroTex Lite instructions said that the resin can turn paper dark. The way to avoid this is to use white craft glue. Awesome!

{the mod}

I used a sponge brush to apply the ModPodge. Easy Peasy.

I let the ModPodge dry completely and then I took everything outside to work on the resin.  I was a bit intimidated because I’d heard that EnviroTex Lite Resin can be fickle, but I followed the instructions exactly and had no problems at all.

{the EnviroTex Lite stuff – resin, hardener, gloves, cups, brush, stirrer}

I wore the gloves, mixed the resin, according to the instructions, and poured a thin layer in each saucer.

See the bubbles?  Don’t freak out. Ha! I just gently blew them out and all was well.

This project was easy and super frugal. Yay!

{flower pot saucers turned coaster}

{or candleholder}

{or both}

I love how the resin turned out. It’s wonderfully clear and easy to use.  And I’m just tickled pink at these two new accessories that I can use in my living room or on my front porch!

Have you ever crafted with resin?

ETI sent me this product to try out. You won’t believe all that you can do with this product.  Envirotex Lite was created by Environmental Technologies Inc. (ETI), which is the home for many resin and mold making products.

The use of resin in jewelry making, mixed media and paper arts continues to grow in popularity. Today, artists are using ETI’s products in many crafty ways and they will be showcasing these works of art on their new blog “Resin Crafts”.

Check them out on:
Resin Crafts Blog
ETI on Facebook
ETI on Twitter

I’m linking up to Before & After PartyGet Your Craft On, Tips & TutorialsI’m Loving It, Transformation Thursday and Weekend Wrap Up Party!

Comments

  1. Becki says

    I love that you chose “What Wondrous Love” hymn for one of the coasters – it’s one of my favorites! These look like a fun project! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Vicki says

    I’ve always wanted to try a project using resin…now I need to look around my house for an inspiration… :)

    • Myra says

      Thanks Kelleigh!! :) I’ve found old hymnals at thrift stores, antique shops or even the library book room. Hope you are doing wonderfully!

  3. Hannah L. says

    Myra!!! L-O-V-E-D!!! How they turned out!!! Hope you and Ernie had fun this weekend! =)
    Hannah

  4. says

    Hi Myra. I stumbled onto your blog via one of my favorite DIY blogs. I love your Casabella blog and this one. I live in Alabama and love your southern style : ) Just wanted to say Hi! Love these! I am off to the thrift store now.

    • Myra says

      Thank you Richella!! :) I miss you! I don’t think the hymnal was Broadman, but I could be wrong. A friend and I started taking it apart last Fall to make our book page/pinecone wreaths. :) I hope you’re having a good week!

  5. says

    I love these! I just saw Jen at Tatertots and Jello do a project with resin this week. Never knew it existed! I think I might have to get some!
    Jen

  6. says

    I love the green one! Haven’t used resin before, but may just have to give it a try! Stopped by from T&J. Thanks for sharing your cute candle holders!

  7. says

    These turned out so cute, how creative!!! I would love to make some musical note coasters for my daughter’s violin teacher. I just completed my first resin project and am afraid I did not seal the paper well enough, seeing some shadows:(~I did two layers of Modge Podge so thought all was good! Anyway, very nice~
    Beth

    • Myra says

      Thanks Beth!!! :) Did you put ModPodge under the paper? I glued the sheet music down with ModPodge and then put a layer on top…let it dry…and then another layer. I hope your project will be okay! I’m sure it’s beautiful! :)

  8. says

    Bounced over from Amy @ Mod Podge Rocks — very nice coasters or candleholders…or change catchers, jewelry holders, etc! I love working with pots and saucers!
    Doreen´s last blog post ..fun in the sun

  9. carol paisley says

    I love candles but hesitate to burn them because of fear of fire. I have been looking for something to put under the candle (yankee candles, votive candle holders, etc), something that would stay fairly cool while the candle was burning. Will this do what I am looking to accomplish? I think this is also a great idea and actually would work pretty well on a flower pot base as well although it would require color painting first with color of choice.
    THANKS
    carol p.

  10. Diana says

    Hi Myra! These are beautiful as are those two hymns that I love! However, I could never take an old hymnal apart… I am a musician and church musician and love collecting old hymnals.. they are precious to me, but I WOULD make a copy of the hymn I wanted to use. Thanks for the ideas! Have a great holiday season and Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours!

  11. says

    Hi Myra,
    I never worked with resin. But I like to try making a bottle cap tray with my craft group, How difficult is this project?
    Love your projects.
    Connie

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