I Spy Game Resin Trinket Serving Tray DIY!
This I spy game resin serving tray filled with miniatures and trinkets is a fun DIY and would make a great gift! Fill the tray with little things from the junk drawer or little heirlooms that sit in a jewelry box collecting dust. With a thick layer of glossy resin, the trinkets stay in place and offer a smooth surface for using the tray for serving or a coffee table catch all. Great conversation piece too!
What will you fill your I spy game with? Keys, dice, office supplies, nuts/bolts, screws, nails, bottle caps, broken jewelry, charms, Clue game pieces, rocks, crystals, buttons, small toys, beads, and more! What do you spy in my resin trinket serving tray?
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR I SPY TRAY:
- Bag of Trinkets, Miniatures, Game Pieces and Memorabilia
- Hot Glue/Gun
- Mixing Cups, Stirring Sticks, Disposable Gloves
- Serving Tray
Step 1: Glue Down
Use the hot glue gun to glue each little miniature trinket down on the base of the tray.
Continue filling in the spaces with little pieces. The dice was the tallest thing in my tray and used a lot of resin to cover all the pieces...so plan accordingly and pick flat-ish items.
At this point, I ran out of little pieces...so I stopped. There's room for more, so fill as much as you want.
Step Two: Resin
Now mix 8 ounces of resin according to the package directions in the 2 phase process. Mix one part resin and one part hardener and stir for 2 full minutes. Then pour the resin in the second mixing cup and use a new stick to stir the resin for another full minute. This mixing process is so important for the proper hardening of the resin.
Then pour the mixed resin over the surface of the tray. The resin is self-leveling, so it will move around the tray and fill in gaps, holes and little places in the trinkets. So, just start with the 8 ounces of resin to give it the proper time needed to fill in gaps.
After 20 minutes, use a heat gun or mini torch to pop any bubbles that have formed.
Then let the tray sit covered overnight. Covering will prevent dust, fluff and even flies from landing on it. Of course, adding a fly in this I spy tray would actually be fun, haha.
After letting the resin cure overnight, mix and add 8 more ounces of resin to the tray. Each cup full of resin will make the tray heavier, so keep that in mind too. Continue this process of adding resin and letting it sit overnight until satisfied with the smooth, covered finish. Then attach a tag with things for kids to spy as they gaze at the trinket serving tray. Makes a great holiday gift!
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