If you are a DIY enthusiast and throwing away your wasted glass pieces, you are wasting quite important material for your next DIY project. Yes, you can turn the natural or manufactured sea glass or the broken glasses pieces at your home into a beautiful resin window. As this article talks about how to make sea glass resin windows using common material, let’s get straight to the point. And trust me, you will find most of the things required for this DIY project at home
Step 1: Gather the Required Material
The first step is to gather all the glass pieces you can find and arrange them per size, color, and type. Also, you can buy manufactured sea glass specifically made for home décor from Amazon or at a craft store near you. Having different colors to make prominent contrasts in the resin window is worth doing.
Step 2: Get a Window or Picture Frame
Though you can use any idle picture frame or window from home, if you are looking forward to gifting this resin window to someone, buying a new window from the market is better. A new window will give a more professional look to the resin window.
You can either get a real window or a float frame – totally your choice.
Step 3: Get Creative with Designs
Now lay down the window frame horizontally and start practicing with some designs on the glass. This step is more like a puzzle and you must get creative to find the perfect design using different colors.
Step 4: Glue the Design
Once you have finalized the design, start applying glue to the sea glass pieces. Be careful because you may end up rearranging the sea glass pieces into something else. Thus, try to be patient and keep track of consistency for the best results. You can use a glue gun for better results. Note that you just need to apply a little bit of glue to keep the pieces intact per the design.
Step 5: Apply Resin
Put the UV Stable Resin and hardener in a disposable cup and stir it for a few minutes. After this, put the solution into another cup and stir it again to get a uniform resin solution. Pour the solution on the window and use a spoon to place it uniformly all around the frame. You can also use a brush to spread it until the corners and edges.
After uniformly spreading the resin around the frame, wait for 20-30 minutes and sprinkle some glitter to complement the sea glass window design. To get little bubbles popping out of the frame, heat the window with a lighter.
Make sure the lighter stays a few inches away from the frame. Place the window or frame in a warm place and leave to cure the resin completely – maybe overnight. And that’s it! We are done making a sea glass resin window. It was fun, wasn’t it?
How to Make Resin Window Art
Making a resin window art is certainly one of the most fun yet an interesting DIY project. Not to mention, it is also a matter of a few hours to get it ready. If you are a DIY enthusiast and your to-do project list is over, for now, try making a resin window for the home interior decoration. Let’s not waste any more time and get started with this DIY resin window art already.
Step 1: Find the Windows
If you are reading this guide, there are greater chances that you have a spare window at your place and you are looking for an ideal way to make use of it. Well, you have landed in the right place. However, you can also buy a window frame from the market.
Step 2: Required Material
Before getting started, make sure to gather the following things to make a resin window art without getting stuck in the procedure due to a missing thing.
- A window frame with glass
- Clear Resin and Hardener
- Decorative pieces i.e. anything you’d like to create an art.
- Fancy Rope for Hanging
- Cups and stirrer
Step 3: Define the Art
The very first step is to define the art goals. How will you turn a simple window into art?
If you’re a great artist, you can draw beautiful things on paper, color them, and cut them to use in the resin window art. But if you don’t get along with drawing, try using decorative pieces to embed into the resin window i.e. sea glass, shells, and beautiful stones.
Step 5: Pouring the Resin
Place the glass window on a leveled surface and paste the art pieces on the window glass using glue. Take a disposable cup and mix the hardener and resin. Stir the solution for at least 5 minutes and then pour it in another cup. Now stir again for 1-2 minutes and gently pour the resin solution on the window glass.
Step 6: Uniformly Spread the Resin
Use a paintbrush to uniformly spread the resin solution to all parts of the window. Try to be gentle and consistent and do not mess with the art. Many people end up screwing up the art pieces by putting more pressure than is necessary. After the resin is uniformly pasted on all parts of the window, leave it for a few minutes to dry.
Step 7: Final Art Piece
To further enhance the resin window art, you can make use of some glitter around the art and letters. It will give a more realistic look to the art. If the bubbles are popping out of the resin, place the lighter a few inches away from the window and heat it for a few seconds.
Congratulations! The final art piece is ready. You can now insert the eye bolts on each side of the window and hang it at your favorite place using a fancy rope. Good luck in crafting the best DIY project of this year.
How To Set Sea Glass In Resin
Isn’t it fascinating that most of the trash unintentionally thrown into the sea can turn into beautiful pieces of art?
If you are a DIY enthusiast and looking forward to making beautiful crafts for interior decoration, then you’ve come to the right place. Sea glass is made with years of tumbling and crumbling in the sea sand and waves that give useless pieces of glass a frosty finish.
Though original, authentic sea glass is hard to find these days, you may find useable sea glass pieces on Amazon or at any craft or stationery shop near you. Yes! Manufactured sea glass is trending these days to be used in home interior décor i.e. tables,windows, and crockery.
Set Sea Glass in Resin
You will find hordes of information about using sea glass for making windows and other décor items, but not much about setting sea glass in resin. Here is a step-by-step guide to set sea glass inresin to make an ideal décor item.
Gather Glass Bottles
Collect all useless glass bottles at your house and clean them thoroughly. Let them dry and put them in a cardboard box. You can also cover the bottles in a towel or any thick cloth. Smash the bottles using a hammer. After breaking them into pieces, place them into the kiln at 1500 degrees.
Get a Window Pane or Frame
Get a picture frame or window and clean it to get off any paint or dust. You can utilize light sand to take off any dust or paint. In case of the picture frame,take the back off and use a clear chalk on the glass. After cleaning hte frame, start placing your desired design within the frame using a glue.
Let the window or picture frame dry to proceed. Preferably, place the window in a warm place and leave it for at least 24 hours.
Apply Resin to Get the Final Piece
Now get a UV stable resin and apply it to the window frame on the decorative pieces. The reason why we are using a UV stable resin is that it will prevent the window or picture frame to turn yellow if exposed to the direct sunlight.
Make sure to keep the window horizontally on a smooth yet leveled surface when pouring the resin on the sea glass pieces. You can also a spoon, knife, or any other tool to uniformly level the resin to all parts of the frame.
DIY projects are fun, aren’t they? Not only do you get to spend your idle time, but you also get to explore the creative person inside you. Make sure to gather the required material like glass bottles, window or picture frame, glue, UV stable resin, and other necessary items before getting started with the project. If utilized correctly, everything will become an attractive product to draw the attention of guests or visitors at your home or office for many years to come.
How To Make A Sea Glass Resin Suncatcher
Resin crafts can be the best items for interior décor or gifts showcasing your effort for the loved ones. If you’re obsessed with beautiful yet natural colors of nature, a resin suncatcher is an ideal choice to pleasure you on a sunny warm day.
To be honest, getting started with the sea glass resin suncatcher isn’t as difficult as it may seem. There is a small list of the required materials and you’re good to get started to make a resin suncatcher at home. Before wasting any more time, let’s get started with making a sea glass resin suncatcher.
- Manufactured sea glass
- A round plastic pan or metallic lid
- Mold release and conditioner
- UV stable resin i.e. Clear Casting Epoxy Resin
- Disposable cups
- Stir spoons
Get the Plastic Pan or Metallic Lid
Any metallic lid will do the job. However,choosing plastic material is better. Make sure to apply the mold release conditioner to prepare the pan for the next step.
Prepare the Resin
Though you can use any clear casting resin, we used the Clear Casting and Coating Epoxy Resin for this project. Make sure to keep everything ready before preparing the desired resin to add to the pan. Now start mixing the resin and hardener to get a uniformly moderate mixture.
Mix the Resin Thoroughly
Keep mixing the solution for a few minutes and keep scraping the sides, bottoms, and surface of the cup. Then pour the solution into another cup and again stir for 2-3 minutes. After thoroughly mixing the solution, it is ready to be poured in the plastic pan or metallic lid.
Pouring the Solution
Pour the resin into the metallic lid or plastic pan about halfway up and leave it for about 15-25 minutes. After it starts to thicken, start placing the sea glass pieces in the pan.
You can use the manufactured sea glass available at Amazon or most craft and stationery shops or make the sea glass at home from idle glass bottles. To get a professional yet attractive look, it is recommended to only use the manufactured sea glass.
After you have placed a considerate amount of sea glass pieces on the resin solution, start making another solution of the hardened resin using the same steps as explained earlier. Now pour another layer of the resin on top of the sea glass.
Let it Dry
Leave the plastic pan or metallic lid until the resin is completely cured. The next step is to get the sea glass suncatcher out of the lid or pan.
If you used a plastic pan, it shouldn’t be a problem getting it out. Simply put some pressure at the bottom and it will pop out. In case of the metallic lid, place the lid in the freezer for a few minutes and it will come out of the lid with little to no struggle at all.
Congratulations! The final product is ready. You can now hang this resin suncatcher using a fancy thread or rope and place it anywhere near the sunlight.