This post shares a tutorial for how to make DIY epoxy resin planters using a silicone mold. The silicone mold is perfect for resin and helps you make beautiful hexagon-shaped planters. I’m also sharing tips for using a heat gun to pop resin bubbles. This post is sponsored by Wagner Spray Tech; all opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.epoxy chopping board
Hey guys! I’m sharing a really fun and easy epoxy resin project today–DIY epoxy resin planters using a silicone mold. Ever since I made my galaxy-inspired epoxy resin paint pour art, I’ve wanted to try my hand at some more resin projects. Today’s planters took me a few tries to get perfect, and I’m sharing all of the tips you need to nail it the first time.
I’m also going to share some bubble-popping tips. Resin can be tricky if you’re new to working with it. When you pour resin into a mold, air bubbles will rise to the surface. These bubbles can be larger and easy to pop by drawing them out with a toothpick.
However, they can also be really tiny and nearly impossible to get rid of manually. Using a heat gun for resin bubbles is an extremely effective and safe solution to this problem, and I’m working with Wagner Spray Tech to show you how the Wagner FURNO 500 can be the perfect solution for popping resin bubbles. The FURNO 500 heat gun has a bunch of uses, so if you do only a handful of resin project per year, you’ll definitely find another use for this bad boy. It’s great for stripping paint, softening adhesives and caulk, removing bumper stickers, making candles and soap, restoring auto trim, shrink-wrapping presents, drying spackle, decorating cookies, refreshing faded plastic, and more. But today we’re talking about popping air bubbles in resin, so let’s jump in to the tutorial.
(Safety first! Make sure to work in a well-ventilated area and wear gloves. Don’t let the liquid resin epoxy come into contact with your skin, children, or pets. Read the manufacturer’s instructions on all materials and tools. See my full disclosure here. Thanks!)
First I covered my entire workspace using thick paper. I also set aside some paper towels. If you’re never worked with resin before, it’s messy! Cover everything, including your hands. Next I measured my two-part epoxy resin.
The easiest way to do this is with a silicone measuring cup because it’s super easy to clean out once the resin has cured, plus it’s reusable. However, I also like to use disposable cups. You can use a disposable cup as a measuring cup like this: Dump in an amount of water—say, a ½ cup—and mark where it hits.