How to Make a Faux Crystal Trinket Box Out of Resin
Trinket boxes, originating in the ancient Egypt, have come a long way to now become an essential part of every other dressing table. These small but impactful items are a great way to hold your jewellery pieces or give as gifts to your family and friends. Instead of buying them in the market, scroll down to find out how you can make them with resin at home:
Following is the list of things you need to make a resin trinket box:
- Trinket Box Silicone Mold
- Epoxy Resin and Hardener
- Moon Fairy Accessory
- Popsicle Stick
- Indigo Blue Mica Powder
- Fine-crushed Iridescent Glitter
- Flat Paint Brush
- Small Cups
Below are the detailed instructions that you need to follow to make a trinket box out of resin:
Construct the Lid
To start your trinket box project, you will first construct its lids. For this purpose, you will take clear resin mixture and pour it in the lid component, leaving some space for a second layer of resin. Keep in mind that this mold comes with a decorative pattern so, once you have poured the resin mixture in the lid, make sure that you lightly squeeze it a few times. This is to ensure that the resin mixture reaches its crevices and grooves as well.
Add a fancy touch to the lid with a miniature golden moon fairy. To do this, you will need to glue the moon fairy to a popsicle stick.
Once the glue has dried and the fairy is fixed firmly to the stick, dunk it into the lid cavity in a way that the popsicle stick is resting on the rim of the lid mold while the moon fairy is directly in the middle. Leave the lid to cure overnight.
Construct the Container
Take indigo blue resin mixture and pour it in the container cavity except the foot-ring part of the mold. To achieve translucent effect, you need to add a small quantity of mica powder in the epoxy resin mixture. Larger quantities of mica powder make the resin mixture opaque. Leave the container to cure as well.
Add Finishing Touches
Before adding the finishing touches, carefully remove the popsicle stick. Afterward, use a flat paint brush to apply a thin and uneven coat of fine-crushed iridescent glitter to the bottom of the lid.
Afterward, pour the second, opaque layer of resin mixture in the unused space of the lid and the container to create a contrast and make the glitter and golden fairy pop. Leave both the components to dry for about twenty-four hours.
Demold and Use the Trinket Box
Once both the lid and the container have fully cured, you can demold them carefully.
Now, you can put this beautiful faux crystal trinket box made out of resin on your dressing table and use it to store your precious objects.
Stop cluttering your dressing table with a ton of dainty jewellery pieces and other items when you can make a charming resin trinket box at home to store all that stuff. So, get the supplies for this project and start making a trinket box for yourself!