Resin Wood Slice Ornaments Christmas in July!


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Wood slice ornaments are perfect to give as neighbor gifts or to deck the tree with matching handmade ornaments. Make stunning wood slice ornaments using high gloss resin and the dirty pour technique. Resin pouring is a highly addictive craft, let’s get started!

Resin Wood Slice Ornaments Christmas in July!

It's Christmas in July! Typically this is celebrated because of the southern hemisphere celebrating during their Winter season. I love Christmas in July, because it gives me a chance to get started on things for the holidays that I'd skip because I'm too busy!

Wood slice ornaments are perfect to give as neighbor gifts or to deck the tree with matching handmade ornaments. Make stunning wood slice ornaments using high gloss resin and the dirty pour technique. Resin pouring is a highly addictive craft, let’s get started!

Wood slice ornaments are perfect to give as neighbor gifts or to deck the tree with matching handmade ornaments. Make stunning wood slice ornaments using high gloss resin and the dirty pour technique. Resin pouring is a highly addictive craft, let’s get started!

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

Disposable Gloves, Worksurface, Mixing Cups, Stirring Sticks

supplies needed for resin paint pour on wood slices for Christmas in July ornaments

STEP ONE: SET UP

Begin by setting up the disposable work surface. Then place small cups on the table with the wood slices on top of the cups. Put on the disposable gloves and wear during the full process.

Set up the wood slices in preparation for the resin dirty pour.

STEP 2: MIX UP THE RESIN

Mixing the resin properly is the most crucial part of this process. Be sure to read the directions thoroughly before starting. 

Mixing resin

Mix one part resin with one part hardener. I used about 1/2 ounce for each wood slice, but it was a little too much. Then stir the resin together for a full 2 minutes with the stirring stick.

How to mix resin properly with a 1:1 ratio.

Next pour the resin in a second cup and use a second stirring stick to mix the resin for 1 full minute.

Mixing resin for a paint pour

Now pour the resin into small paper cups.

Resin divided into small cups for a paint pour.

STEP 3: ADD COLOR

Then add a squeeze of the pigment and stir it in completely. I used about the size of a pea in each.

adding color to resin for a paint pour.

Repeat for each color desired. My colors blended and almost look purple...so keep that in mind!

mixing colors for a resin paint pour

STEP 4: DIRTY POUR

Now pour the colored resin into one large cup, alternating colors until essentially all the resin is in the cup.

How to do a resin dirty pour

STEP 5: POUR!

Now pour the resin onto the wood slice pieces while resting above the table for run off. Then pick up a wood slice and move the resin around all over the top of it by tilting and tipping. Some resin will run off the edges. 

Resin pouring on wood slices

Then use the stirring sticks from the small cups and add any more resin in stripes across the wood slices.

Resin pouring on wood pieces for holiday ornaments

STEP 6: BLOWING HEAT

Now use the embossing heat gun to blow a little heat across the resin. This will spread the resin color out and add cells to the finish. This also pops any of the bubbles that have formed. Do not keep heat in one place too long or the resin will react badly. Just give each wood slice a quick pass or two of heat.

Pop bubbles in resin with a heat gun

BEAUTIFUL DISASTER!

The amount of run off is a little much. But even the piles of run off are pretty and can be used in other crafts–like this one.

Resin paint pouring can look messy, but most of the waste can be reused!

Carefully move the wood slice ornaments on their stands to a clean work surface. Then clean up and discard the mess.

resin paint pour curing overnight

STEP 7: DRY OVERNIGHT

Let the resin dry and cure for at least 24 hours. Then re-drill the holes that have likely filled with resin. Add some twine and hang them on the tree!

resin paint pour on wood slice diy

Amazing, right!? Look at the intricate cells and swirls. Dirty pours are my favorite craft and there is no skill level requirement, they are awesome!

How to do a resin paint pour on wood slices for ornaments

That's it!

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Wood slice ornaments are perfect to give as neighbor gifts or to deck the tree with matching handmade ornaments. Make stunning wood slice ornaments using high gloss resin and the dirty pour technique. Resin pouring is a highly addictive craft, let’s get started!










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