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Resin Wood Trays

Upcycle a basic wooden tray with embellishments and Mod Podge Resin. Create and give as a gift or use yourself to keep your jewelry, change, keys, and more organized. Add a touch of gold for extra flair to your creation!

At a Glance:

Project #15832 Skill Level: Advanced

This project features these great brands:


Plaid Supplies

Mod Podge ® Resin - 8 oz. - 25263

Number Needed: 1 $19.99
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Mod Podge ® Alcohol Ink Set - Metallics, 2 pc. - 25291

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™ - Gold, 2 oz. - 3081

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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Other Supplies

  • Large wooden tray
  • Small wooden trays
  • Gold Flakes
  • Paper Confetti
  • Respirator
  • Torch
  • Gloves
  • Cups
  • Craft Sticks
  • Toothpick
  • Painter’s Tape


  1. Mix resin according to the instructions on packaging.
  2. Pour clear resin into large wooden tray. 
  3. Randomly space drops of gold and silver ink onto the resin.
  4. Use the toothpick to create swirls in resin.
  5. Use the torch to remove any bubbles.
  6. Tape off small trays at an angle and paint Treasure Gold.
  7. Pour clear resin into the trays.
  8. Use torch to remove any bubbles.
  9. Sprinkle paper confetti and gold flakes into resin.

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?

Related Videos

Getting Started with Mod Podge Resin

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How to Mix Resin

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Using Acrylic Paint with Resin

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Related Resources

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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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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