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Sunday, August 2, 2020

DIY Resin Junk Food Magnets

Give your locker or refrigerator a personal touch with custom DIY Junk Food Magnets made out of resin!

DIY Resin Junk Food Magnets

Get ready for a new resin project that is cute enough to eat (but PLEASE don't)! These miniature food-shaped magnets are a lot of fun to make and customize using acrylic paints. They are also a quick project, with the resin taking only 10 minutes to set! If you are a beginner, this is a great project to start with to add some personality to your locker or refrigerator!

New to resin? Be sure to check out Resin 101: Getting Started with Resin!

FastCast Resin and Mixing Cups

You will need these supplies to make your own Junk Food Magnets:

FastCast Resin in Mixing Cups

Read the FastCast resin directions thoroughly before starting. It's important to know that once you combine the two components of the resin, you have to work quickly. It completely sets in about 10 minutes! Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and wear disposable gloves.

Pour 1 part resin and 1 part hardener into 2 separate mixing cups. Combine the resins and slowly stir the resin mixture together with a stir stick for one minute. Pour the resin into a clean mixing cup, and stir the resin again for another minute with a clean stir stick.

Resin in Junk Food Silicone Mold

Carefully pour the resin into the silicone junk food mold cavities using a stir stick. Be careful not to overfill the molds. If you drip any resin on other parts of the mold or accidentally over-pour, don't panic. The resin is MUCH easier to remove once it has cured than when it's wet.

Resin Partially Cured in Silicone Mold

Let the resin sit in an even area to cure. The difference between FastCast and regular resin is that FastCast cures in just 10-15 minutes instead of overnight. As the resin cures, it gets hot and you will see it quickly change from clear to opaque right before your eyes!

Cured Junk Food Resin Pieces

The resin is completely cured when it is no longer tacky to the touch, and you can pull the sides of the mold away from the resin without it sticking. If it seems to be opaque, but is a little squishy or tacky when you pull the mold away, let it sit for a little longer.

Carefully remove the resin pieces from the mold. Trim away any excess resin with scissors, if necessary.

Resin Junk Food with Paint Brush

You can use any acrylic paint on resin, but I've found that multi-surface paints go on smoother. Get creative using a small detail paint brush to color the resin food pieces. Some of the lighter paint colors may need 2-3 coats for full coverage. For best results, let each layer of paint dry completely before adding another.

DIY Resin Junk Food Magnets

To give everything a nice sheen and to protect the acrylic paint, I sprayed a coat of Resin Spray Finish over all of the pieces and let them dry completely.

Resin Junk Food with Magnets

Use some strong craft glue to attach the magnets to the back of the resin food pieces. Let the glue dry completely before placing on a magnetic surface.

Resin Junk Food Magnets on Metal

Have fun sticking your magnets to your refrigerator, locker, or anywhere you keep your magnets! Depending on the colors of paint you use, the possibilities are endless.

I would love to hear what you think and who you would share some DIY Junk Food Magnets with! As always, I would love to see your creations! Tag me on Instagram and Facebook, and leave a comment or photo on my project pin!

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DIY Resin Junk Food Magnets

This post originally appeared on the Resin Crafts Blog.

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  1. Why are mini things of food just the best! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. The painting is so detailed and perfect! I love!

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  3. These would be such cute pins and charms too!

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  4. Yay! Resin is just so amazing! I love getting to see all of the different things it is being used for!

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