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How to Make 3 Resin Decor Projects to Liven up Your Office

Mar 2nd 2022

How to Make 3 Resin Decor Projects to Liven up Your Office

A notepad with a dark blue glitter resin pen sitting on it.

It’s never too late to find ways to organize your workspace or liven it up a little. Today, we’ll walk you through three simple epoxy resin projects that will elevate your desk décor, making the space feel truly like your own. Because these are basic projects that you can complete with pre-purchased molds found online, we can fly through all of them within this one blog post.

First up, let’s make our own epoxy resin pens!

Epoxy Resin Pen

What do we need to get this done?

Project Needs:

  • Pen molds
  • Pen blanks
  • ProMarine Supplies Table Top Epoxy Resin
  • Gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Measuring and mixing cups
  • Stir sticks
  • Dyes of choice
  • Blow torch (optional)

Wherever you set up your crafting space, it helps to have silicone mats or plastic sheets spread about for easy cleanup later on. Plastic sheets can easily be tossed after use, and because resin won’t stick to silicone mats, they can be used repeatedly. Both are worthwhile investments.

Before we continue, here are some quick tips on staying safe while working with resin.

You should also review the specific instructions for using your epoxy resin before you begin any measuring and pouring. Things like measuring ratios and cure times can vary depending on the type of resin, so it’s best to check ahead of time.

Our ProMarine Supplies Table Top Epoxy Resin is measured out and mixed in a 1-to-1 by volume ratio. If you need help calculating how much you’ll need, we have an epoxy calculator available online.

Mix the two parts of this resin slowly, using a folding motion. This helps combine the parts evenly and minimizes bubbles. Mix for several minutes.

Add in your dyes following the tips we discussed in an earlier article. For one of our pens, we combined three of our Pro Mica Powder colors—Deep Ocean Blue, Black Pearl, and Jellyfish Purple—to create our final color. We also added silver glitter.

Mica powder being mixed into ProMarine Supplies Table Top epoxy resin.

Next, we inserted our pen blank into a resin pen mold. Such molds should include indicators like divots to guide insertion.

Resin pen blank and empty mold.

Once the pen blank was in place, we poured a slow, thin stream of resin, allowing it to fill the mold. We love how the color turned out and are excited to show the final product in the end. Wait to see is as we continue!

Dyed epoxy resin starting to get poured into a resin pen mold.

Dyed epoxy resin being poured into a resin pen mold.

Make sure that you pour enough resin to cover the inserted pen blank.

A resin pen mold filled with dyed ProMarine Supplies resin.

Set your filled molds where they won’t collect dust or debris for around 72 hours. Try to keep them where you can maintain a temperature of around 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

We poured a few different pen styles. Take a look at how they turned out! All used some combination of mica powder and glitter.

Blue-green sparkly resin pen and dark blue glitter resin pen.

A dark blue glittery resin pen sitting on a notepad.

Three different resin pens on display in front of a laptop.

Desk Paper Tray Organizer

What’s really neat about this tray organizer is that you can add as many levels as you want. The nature of the mold and the way the pieces stack together, allow for such customization. Which means you can mix and match colors and styles to create a design that is both functional and exciting!

Let’s get started.

Project Needs:

  • Tray organizer mold
  • ProMarine Supplies Table Top Epoxy Resin
  • Gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Measuring and mixing cups
  • Stir sticks
  • Dyes of choice
  • Heat gun (optional)
  • Blow torch (optional)

We’ll use the same type of epox­y—ProMarine Supplies Table Top Epoxy Resin—for this project as we did in the previous one. Measure out what you need in a 1-to-1 by volume ratio and combine, stirring carefully for several minutes.

A resin tray organizer mold displayed.

For our resin tray organizer, we decided to use white and black, aiming for a marbling effect overall with white as the base.

We mixed up a batch of resin and then used Alumilite’s white dye. Again, only a small amount is necessary for a total color transformation. Too much dye or pigment powder will affect the resin’s cure.

We also mixed some of our Black Pearl mica powder into a separate smaller batch of resin. We used this smaller batch to create the marbled look.

Next, we poured our base color into each mold—our particular set had four—and then added details with the black.

White resin being poured into a tray organizer mold.

We then used a blow torch to clear immediate surface bubbles before using our heat gun. The heat gun also helps with bubbles, but we mostly used it to move the resin around.

Black resin being dripped in lines across a base of white resin.

More black resin being dripped across a white resin base.

When we moved the resin around, we thinned out the lines that we created and blended them with the base color. The color became subtler, making the overall appearance look marbled.

A heat gun being used to move resin around to create a marbling effect.

Several pieces of a resin tray organizer mold filled with white and black resin.

Once we were satisfied with how it looked, we can set the filled molds aside to cure.

Next, we enjoyed the fruits of our labor! When you demold, move slowly and be careful around any complicated sections, such as the tray connecters.

A marbled white and black resin tray organizer being demolded.

Here’s how it turned out!

Resin Notebook Covers

There’s no denying that having paper handy for making quick notes is invaluable. Whether you’re writing meeting notes or jotting down to-do lists, assembling your own notebook with a customized cover is a great way to personalize your notetaking.

Let’s see what we need to make a resin notebook cover.

Project Needs:

  • Notebook cover molds (ours came with multiple sizes and the rings to hold pages together)
  • ProMarine Supplies Table Top Epoxy Resin
  • Gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Measuring and mixing cups
  • Stir sticks
  • Dyes of choice
  • Blow torch (optional)

Measure your Table Top Epoxy Resin in a 1-to-1 by volume ratio and fold together slowly. Now, let’s talk about color.

Wanting to honor the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day, we chose to go green with this last project. We combined our Sea Green mica powder with a tiny bit of Golden Koi. In general, it’s best to use a little dye first, adding more if needed.

Pro Mica Powder in Golden Koi about to be added to some resin.

Once you’ve mixed your colors, you can start to pour. Remember to take it slow, which will give you control even in tighter molds areas and allow our resin to self-level.

Dyed green resin with glitter poured into a resin notebook cover mold.

Dyed green resin with glitter being poured to fill a resin notebook cover mold.

When pouring into molds, it’s important to ensure that the surface is level. This will help the resin distribute evenly and guard against overfilling and spillage. We had a bit of spillage with this project, but nothing we couldn’t wipe up with some paper towels, especially since we had our surface appropriately covered.

If you see a lot of surface bubbles, it’s a good time to use a blow torch! Keep it several inches from the resin surface, igniting it in short bursts while moving it around to remove the bubbles. For smaller groups of bubbles, you can also use toothpicks.

For this project, we had some leftover resin, which is totally fine. It’s fun to experiment with leftovers, so we poured the combination into a pen mold to create a matching pen.

As with the previous two projects, you’ll want to place your molds where they can’t accumulate dust. Allow them to cure for 72 hours at a temperature between 75 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Below are several photos of demolding our pieces. When removing your projects from their molds, be mindful and go slowly to avoid any problems.

Green resin sparkly notebook cover being demolded.

Blue-green and sparkly resin notebook cover being demolded.

Here’s what our covers looked like after they were fully demolded:

A glittery green resin notebook cover with a pen and notebooks.

A medium-sized teal blue resin notebook cover and matching pen.

Talk to Us at ProMarine Supplies

What kinds of office décor do you like to make with resin? After all, we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of the many possibilities out there. Let us know if there are any projects you’d like us to do a tutorial for.

Also, if there’s a resin craft project that you’re particularly proud of, don’t hesitate to share it with us on our various social media.

Happy organizing!

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