Hello! My name is Jessica and I’m here today to show you a tutorial to make your own sparkly ombre resin fridge magnets. I write at DIY blog called The Vanderveen House, where I focus on room renovations, gardening tips, furniture flips, and all kids of crafty tutorials. I first heard about resin projects after seeing some tutorials on Sheri’s blog, and I knew I had to try it. Resin is so fun to play with and there are so many different projects you can make.
1. Gather your supplies
- Resin mold conditioner
- EasyCast clear casting epoxy
- Square knob mold
- Blue transparent dye
- Green transparent dye
- Yellow transparent dye
- Fine blue and green glitter
- Small cups and stir stick
- White glue
- Strong magnets
2. Prepare the mold
Prepare you knob mold by first spraying with a conditioner. This makes it easier for the resin to pop out once it’s cured, and makes the mold last longer. I did a light coat and let it dry.
3. First layer – blue
The resin has very specific instructions for mixing. I first warmed up the bottles in warm water to minimize the amount of bubbles. Then I measured exactly a 1:1 ratio of resin to hardener in a small disposable cup. I mixed it for two minutes, scraping the sides and bottom of the container. Then I poured the resin into a second cup and stirred for another minute. Once mixed, you have about 20 minutes of working time before the resin starts to harden. For the first layer of my ombre magnets I used blue glitter, and a few drops of blue transparent dye. I mixed up a small amount of resin to just cover the bottom of the mold.
4. Second layer – dark green
I let the first layer dry completely before moving on to the second layer. In total, it doesn’t take too much time to make these resin fridge magnets, but with the dry time it can take a few days to complete all the layers. For the second layer I mixed the resin and added some green sparkles, a tiny drop of blue dye and a drop of green dye, and poured it over the blue layer.
5. Third layer – light green
For the third layer I mixed a very small drop of green dye and some light green glitter. I mixed up a small amount of resin and poured it over the hardened dark green layer. Again, let it dry at least twelve hours. As it’s drying you can gently blow on the resin through a straw to pop the tiny bubbles.
6. Glue on magnets
Once the third layer was dry I glued on some strong magnets with a small amount of white glue. Wait for the glue to dry, then you can move on to the next and final layer.
7. Last layer – yellow
For the last layer I mixed light green glitter in the resin, with a drop or two of yellow dye. I made sure that the last layer surround the magnets, but didn’t cover them. Wait at least twelve hours for the magnets to dry, then gently press on the center of the molds to release the resin.
Ombre resin fridge magnets
The beauty of resin is that you can make any color, any shape, and add any sort of inclusion you can think of to make something totally unique. I chose to use blue and green dye and lots of glitter. What do you think of these resin fridge magnets?
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Jessica lives with her husband and four children in a small rural town in Ontario. Over the past ten years, they lived in and renovated three homes, flipped a house, and most recently built their forever home in the country. Jessica loves renovating, re-doing furniture, gardening, and always learning new skills. Click the links below to follow along!