How to Make A Magical Epoxy Carousel Light
If you are DIY person and like gifting personalized items to your loved ones, then resin crafting is for you. They are not only enjoyable and playful to create but are also inexpensive and thoughtful. Even novice DIYers can pull off amazing resin accessories and items including jewelry, jars, containers, planters, coasters, wooden trays, centerpieces, journal covers, lamps, lights and much more. Among the many, one economical item that you can gift to your friends is a well-crafted magical epoxy carousel light.
In this post, we will cover a step-by-step guide to craft a resin carousel night light from scratch without any hassle.
1. Supplies You Will Need to Craft a Carousel Light Using Resin
1.1 Required Materials:
- Epoxy resin
- Color pigments
- Mica powder
- Plastic cups
- UV resin
- Glitter and sequins
- Traceless tape
- Trojan horse frames
- Bow decorations
- Iron wires
- Claw nails
- T-shaped nails
- Stars and moon decorations
- Pearl decorations/bead chain
1.2 Required Tools:
- Electric drill
- UV lamp
- Stirring sticks
- Metal chain
2. Step-by-Step Tutorial
2.1 Stir the epoxy resin and pour in molds
Fill two cups with epoxy resin in dark blue color. Add mica powder in them and stir the epoxy resin evenly accordingly to the proportion. Once the proportion is properly mixed and even, pour it into the three molds for the upper, center and base portion of the carousel.
2.2 Paste the sticker on the carousel base
Once the epoxy resin is dried which you poured on the molds, paste the sticker on the base of the carousel. Then find a center position to stick the pillar in the middle. To properly stick the pillar, you can use UV resin. Once the pillar is fixed, seal the base more using epoxy resin.
Pour the epoxy resin with glitter and sequins into the pillar so that it looks like starry style.
2.3 Release molds and decorate the horse frames
In this step, you can release all three molds once they are dried. Now it is time to decorate the metal horse frame. Fix the frame of the horse on traceless tape. Fill the horse with transparent UV resin first and cure it. Then mix some mica powder into the UV resin and use it to color the resin horse. After all this, make sure that you add another thin layer of transparent UV resin to the horse. This extra layer will help the horses become more shiny and plump. Repeat the same procedure with all three horses.
2.4 Drill holes and decorate the parts
This step will require you to drill holes. Using an electric driller, drill six holes with equal distance on the facade and the base part. To decorate the carousel, include pearls around the top cover, middle and bottom part for decoration with the help of UV resin. You can use your own creativity to adorn the facade though. We used bow knots and heart shape decorations.
2.5 Drill out the furrow
Use a thick drill to drill out the furrow on the bottom cover to leave a good place for the wire later.
2.6 Screw claw nails and add colored beads chain
Now screw the claw nails on the top cover part and thread it into the bead chain. Use at least 9 stitches to pierce the colored beads which can then be added as a link between the Trojan horses and the facade.
2.7 Fix the metal chain and embellish
Screw T-shaped nails in the base portion to fix the metal chain for decorating it using UV resin while the facade of the carousel is decorated with pearls and Trojan horses.
2.8 Add in more charms to beautify the carousel
To further decorate the bottom portion of the carousel, hang stars and moon charms on the metal chain using the UV resign.
2.9 Add UV resin to fix the facade and pillar together
We are almost coming towards finishing the beautiful resin carousel light. Drip some UV resin in the center portion of the facade and the middle part of the pillar, then fix both of them together using a small stick so that they stay put. Seal further using UV resin, and brighten them with the help of ultraviolet light.
2.10 Finish the base
Lastly, fix the lamp piece on the center part of the bottom cover using UV resin. Again coat UV resin around the bottom cover, including the finished base underneath, and cure it with the UV lamp.
Voila! The magical resin carousel light is all set to amaze your peers!
Will you try making one for your loved one? With these steps in mind, the procedure to make a resin carousel light will become stress-free. Feel free to share your comments or any questions below. Thanks for reading!