Here is a tutorial to make a sparkly blue magnet using epoxy resin. For this project, I used sparkly blue stones and decorative white sand, and some glitter. These are perfect for spring and summer because they remind me of the beach and clear blue skies. I’m fairly new to resin crafts, but Environmental Technology Inc was kind enough to send me a box of products to try. Let’s get into it!
Supplies (affiliate links provided)
- EasyCast clear casting epoxy
- Domed round knob mold
- Blue transparent dye
- Fine white glitter
- Blue stones (similar)
- Decorative sand (similar)
- Small cups and stir stick
- White glue
- Strong magnets
Step 1: Add Blue rocks
Add a small amount of the blue decorative rocks to the bottom of the dome knob mold. My YouTube video below shows the entire process, or continue reading for all the details.
Step 2: Mix the resin
Start by pouring an equal amount of the epoxy and hardener into a small disposable cup. I first measured a small amount of water using a tablesoon and marked with sharpie on the outside of the cup. Then I added the same amount of water to the cup and put another mark on the outside. Dump out the water and dry the cup completely before mixing.
Once you’ve poured an equal amount of resin and hardener into the cup, mix it for two minutes scraping the sides of the container. Pour the resin into a second container and stir for another minute.
Step 3: Pour the blue resin
Add a drop or two of transparent blue dye, and a bunch of fine white glitter. Stir the resin until the color and glitter are completely mixed in.
Pour the resin over the blue rocks in the mold to completely cover them.
Step 4: Glue on a magnet
Let the resin dry for about 12 hours until the top is hard. Glue a small magnet on the back using a small amount of white glue, and let it dry for a few hours until the glue is clear.
Step 5: Add a layer of sand
Pour a bit of white sand around the magnet. Again mix up a small amount of resin using equal parts epoxy and hardener. Pour it over top of the white sand and stir it around until it’s mixed in. Try not to get resin on top of the magnet.
Step 6: Remove resin magnet from the mold
Gently push on the center of the new mold to remove the magnets. And that’s it! If you’re new to working with epoxy resin like I was, this is a very easy project to get you started.
If you like all things glitter, check out some more of the spring themed ideas below!
On the first Monday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces to bring you the #BlingontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger creates a glittery, sparkly, shiny, shimmery, sequined, or “blingy” craft to share that goes with a monthly theme.
March’s theme is Spring. Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as it shines and is Spring themed.
If you’d like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bling on the Crafts Facebook group. Next month’s theme is Cinco de Mayo!