• Nilni Kamburugamuwa

Trendy Epoxy Resin Craft Ideas For 2021

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

Resin craft became a huge trend worldwide in the recent past. As satisfying resin art videos started blowing up on Tiktok, Instagram, Facebook, and pretty much all social media platforms available, numerous small businesses were born to supply the huge demand created. In this post, I'll be showing you what kind of resin craft ideas are trending in 2021 so that you too can get a hold of them, or produce them yourself!

Handling resin might seem a bit overwhelming at first since you will be dealing with harsh sounding chemicals. Let's be honest, Epoxy does sound like something potent enough to dissolve your fingers. But once you start using it, you'll realize it's not that much of a complex thing.

I'm a Beginner. What Kind of Resin Should I Use?

There are loads of different kinds of resins available for various purposes like Polyester, Polyurethane, Epoxy, Silicone, and more. Out of all resins, Epoxy is the most recommended for crafts. Some of the reasons for this are:

  • Longer pot time Epoxy resin takes a while to cure (approximately around 20-40 minutes) so even if you aren't used to working with resin, you have enough time to mess around, second guess, and get things done before it hardens.

  • Non-toxic Epoxy resin is known to be generally nontoxic so you don't have to wear a respirator mask unlike with when handling other types of resins. And neither does it give off an unbearably pungent smell.

  • Fewer curing issues Out of all resins, Epoxy is the easiest to work with since it has the least curing issues. It isn't too sensitive to environmental factors like humidity and any surface bubbles that occur can be easily wiped out.

Here's a resin art kit that contains both the resin and hardener, plus 2 x 3.38 ounce measuring cups with spouts, 5 x wooden sticks for mixing and a plastic spreader as bonus tools:

Apart from that you can also try out the following resin kits:

If you want to add some color to your resin crafts you can get the following epoxy resin dye:

Now that you have a general idea about resin, without further chatter, let's move on to the list of the most trendy epoxy resin craft ideas in 2021.