The countdown to Christmas is on and we've got some resin crafts to help you spread the cheer this holiday season.
Get your craft on ... with The 12 ArtResin Days of Christmas!
Day 1 - Pallet Christmas Tree
Our first video features rustic Christmas trees that Dave upcycled out of old pallets we had lying around the studio.
Painted, distressed, coated in thick, velvety ArtResin and adorned with twinkle lights ... they look absolutely magical.
Day 2 - Holiday Stencil Paintings
Custom stencil paintings lend a fun & festive look to your holiday decor! Rebecca creates a set of holiday paintings by stencilling designs onto wooden panels with paper doilies.
Day 3 - Snowflake Door Decor
Today we are making a resin snowflake door decor: waterproof and weatherproof, you can hang them indoors or out and they will last forever.
Joanne is even sweet enough to teach us how to make a snowflake (in case you forgot how!)
Day 4 - Stocking Holder Wall Piece
Do you have a fireplace mantle?
We screwed this old piece of barn-board (actually part of an old Ikea futon that was left outside) to the wall with hooks in it over our modern fireplace! But first, we painted it with initials of our family, and then coated it in ArtResin.
Careful not to light your stockings on fire. :)
Day 5 - Peppermint Candy Bowls
These bowls are so easy to make and, with a top coat of ArtResin, should last for years and years!
Day 6 - Candy Serving Tray
Today's ArtResin craft is a Christmas Candy Serving Tray! Pour a glass of wine, have some cheese & crackers and marvel in your creative resin brilliance! :)
Day 7 - Melted Crayon Ornaments
John and Adriana took the whole melted crayon trend to the wonderful world of Christmas ornaments. The best thing about homemade decorations is the memory of creating them: start a new tradition with your own melted-crayon-Christmas-ornament collection :)
Day 8 - Tasty Gingerbread House
What a good idea, Tracey - this gingerbread house will last forever now!
(No one actually like eating it anyway!)
ArtResin is a great way to preserve special memories and lock them in time ... a new tradition will now be to bring this gingerbread house out every year at Christmas!
Day 9 - Reusable Christmas Gift Tags
Tracey shows us how to make gift tags out of upcycled Christmas cards coated in a thin layer of ArtResin
The best thing is that these tags are reusable and use old, recycled Christmas cards. We also love that a dry erase marker lets you make an easy change in case someone ends up on your naughty list at the last minute ;)
Day 10 - Glass Mosaic Trivet
Looks like Dave has finally succumbed to the holiday spirit ... or was it the holiday spirits? :)
Rebecca shows us how to create a beautiful Christmas trivet out of glass mosaic pieces and a mirror, using ArtResin as an adhesive. Use her holly design for inspiration or create your own for a beautiful family keepsake.
Day 11 - Birch Tree Candle Holder
We're almost there!! And a good thing too by the looks of it, cause Dave has finally blown his top!
Joanne shows us how to make tealight holders out of firewood logs from the garden center. And why resin them, you ask?
Not only does it give the wood a dark, rich holiday lustre, but it also makes these tealight holders weatherproof and perfect for outdoor use! You can use them year after year without any fear of the wood rotting. In fact, resin is such a good waterproofing agent that it's used commercially to protect the underside of boats from water damage.
Day 12 - Barnboard Christmas Countdown!
Awwww ... turns out Dave loves Christmas after all
In the last video of our 12 ArtResin Days of Christmas series, Joanne shows us how to make a vintage inspired sign out of old wood, paint and transfer paper.
The best part is that by applying a coat of ArtResin, the sign becomes a whiteboard you can use with a dry erase marker to count down the days until Christmas or any other special event ... a birthday, birth of a baby, wedding date etc.
See? ArtResin makes everything better
We had SO much fun creating this 12 part video series featuring fun & easy holiday craft ideas using ArtResin - and we hope you have just as much fun watching them!
Our hope is for these videos to inspire and spark creativity this holiday season ... or at the very least, to make you smile :)
Did you create something based on one of our 12 ArtResin Days of Christmas videos? Please share with us at email@example.com ... we love to see our customers' work :)
Stay tuned to our YouTube channel to catch more fun & inspiring videos from the ArtResin crew: bit.ly/arytsub