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Resin Ocean Paperweight and Keychain

Keep your papers from flying away with this sandy resin paperweight. Then create a matching keychain with your favorite seashell inside! Get those beach vibes all day long at your desk with these ocean-inspired Mod Podge Resin project ideas.

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At a Glance:

Project #15860 Skill Level: Advanced

Plaid Supplies

Mod Podge ® Resin - 8 oz. - 25263

Number Needed: 1 $19.99
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Other Supplies

  • Mason jar lid (one piece)
  • Blue glass chips
  • Large Crystal Mold
  • blue alcohol 
  • Small Eyescrew
  • Large Jumpring
  • Keychain
  • Seashells
  • Respirator
  • Gloves
  • Craft Sticks
  • Cups
  • Torch


Resin Ocean Paperweight

  1. Mix Mod Podge Resin according to the instructions on the packaging.
  2. Sprinkle a layer of blue glass chips into the the bottom of the mason jar lid.
  3. Pour a thin layer of resin over the glass chips.
  4. Arrange a few small seashells over the glass chips and allow the resin to set for about an hour.
  5. After an hour, the resin will have set slightly.
  6. Mix more Mod Podge Resin according to the instructions on the box and fill the mason jar lid completely.
  7. Allow the resin to cure completely according to the instructions on the packaging.
Mod Podge Resin Beach Keychain
  1. Mix resin accoring to the instructions on packaging.  Mix blue ink with resin and pour halfway up into mold.
  2. Place the shell into the blue resin.  Use torch to remove any bubbles.  Allow the resin to sit for an hour. 
  3. Pour clear resin over the blue resin.  Use torch to remove any bubbles.
  4. Once dry, screw the eyescrew into the end of the crystal.  Attach the jumpring to eyescrew and keychain.

Related FAQs

Can a Mod Podge Resin project be decorated with paint?
Can I apply Mod Podge Resin in layers, and how long should I wait between applying each layer?
Can I use a mold when working with Mod Podge Resin? And what types of molds work best?
How can I thin out the resin mixture?
How do I mix Mod Podge Resin?

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Mod Podge Resin Info Sheet

Mod Podge Resin Info Sheet

Download this PDF document to learn more about Mod Podge Resin.

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Related FAQs

Once Mod Podge Resin has been completely cured, it can be decorated or embellished with paint, markers, ink, and more. Once decorated, it is recommended that the surface be protected by pouring a thin top coat of clear Mod Podge Resin over the decorated surface.
Yes, Mod Podge Resin can be applied to a surface in layers. The second layer can be applied once the first layer has set. This could be one to two hours, depending upon the humidity level and temperature in the room.
Mod Podge Resin works best with all types of molds. Some molds like a silicone mold will not require a mold release agent, while other types of molds made of plastic polypropylene or polyethylene sheet plastic will require a mold release agent

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