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« on: March 15, 2013 02:35:23 PM »

What do you get a guy for Christmas? After a two year hiatus from dating, I wasnt really sure. But these were an absolute hit.  I got this idea from this blog post http://www.instructables.com/id/Man-Cave-Resin-Coasters/ so this wasnt entirely my own idea but I love it so much I had to give it a try!
-Bottle Caps
-Casting resin
-Coaster molds
-Mold Release Spray
-A plastic cup and something to mix with.

1. I started saving caps; some of them were meaningful (The caps from different breweries we had visited together) and others I collected from roommates, and friends. 
2. I bought some resin molds, Mold release spray and of course some resinI used Easy Cast resin because I didnt need to make very many coasters.  1 box made three coasters, and I made six total. (This was the most expensive part as each box was around 13 dollars.) Altogether these cost about $40-50 to make.
3. First I set up all my materials

4. I sprayed each mold with the mold release spray and let them dry for about 5-10 minutes.
5. I then mixed the resin (follow directions for portioning and use CAREFULLY).

6. I poured a little resin in the mold then placed the caps in face down. After placing them where I wanted them I filled the rest of the mold up until the cap was completely covered.
7. And then you wait1-2 days to be sure they are fully hardenedpop em out and..

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013 04:16:56 PM »

Very cool! I want some!
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013 03:03:51 AM »

So fun. I bet he loved them

Very nice touch putting in caps from places you had been to together.

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013 08:29:59 AM »

Oh wow that is awesome Smiley Turned out so good
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013 07:31:11 AM »

A great keepsake for you both.

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2015 06:31:35 AM »

Oh I love this idea!  I have a ton of bottle caps that need to be used.  Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2015 07:08:44 AM »

Those are awesome. You found some really fun caps to use.

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