I am always on the look out for items to pour resin in....and use up some of the supplies I have on hand. I found some 8" x 8" wood pieces at Michael's that would be perfect and created a decorative trivet using EnviroTex Lite®.
Here is photo with some of the supplies I used in this project. I found this piece of scrapbook paper in my supplies with the state of Florida on it, which I knew would be perfect to use to create a trivet for my mom as she lives in Florida.
- EnviroTex Lite®
- Paint, black
- Wood frame, 8" x 8"
- Wood knobs, 3/4" (4)
- Paper trimmer
- Mixing cups
- Stir sticks
- Craft glue
- Craft brush
- Paint brush
- Highlighter (optional)
Please note: I used the highlighter to highlight where my mom lives on the map.
Paint the knobs along with the back side and edges of the wood piece. Let dry. Glue the knobs onto the bottom of the wood , about 1/2 inch away from the corners. Trim the paper to fit into the bottom of the wood. Apply the Ultra-Seal™ to the bottom of the wood and back side of the paper then, adhere the paper to the wood. Let dry.
Apply a generous coat of Ultra-Seal™ to the top side of the paper. Let dry. Repeat and let dry overnight.
Measure out equal amounts of the resin and hardener, stir together for 2 minutes.
Pour into a second cup and stir for another minute.
Pour resin onto the surface.
Use a lighter to remove any air bubbles that rise to the surface. Let dry for 12 hours. I did a thin layer and repeated with two more layers of resin.
From this angle you can see the knobs work perfectly for feet on the trivet.
I will set this aside for 72 hours to cure completely. While it is decorative, it can be used for a tea pot, or with something warm. I would not use it to put a pan that comes directly out of the oven.
This is a quick and easy project that would make a great gift as you can personalize it for the person you would be giving it to, just like I did! Enjoy!!
Labels: Ann Butler, Envirotex Lite, Home Decor