So here is one of my latest projects using one of my all time favorites, epoxy resin. I am really not all the way finished with this, but I decided to get it out here.
Partially because I think it’s really neat, and I can sometimes lose projects if they get put off for too long.
So to get it started I found an old box that was long and skinny as you can see in my picture below. It had plenty of depth to it also. I didn’t use most of the depth however.
I didn’t have that much change in my change jar. So I knew I had to keep it pretty shallow, so I didn’t run out of change.
And it actually took more change than what I thought it would. I added in all of the change types. Except for quarters. Now that would have been getting a little expensive for me!
But I put in an assortment of pennies, nickels, and dimes. And just be sure if you try this project that it’s change you know you will never need again. Because once it’s in the epoxy and cured, it’s a wrap!
It’s going to be hell trying to get it out of it and actually trying to use it again. So be sure that it’s something you can afford and won’t be trying to get back into it like you do when you rob your piggy bank. This is not your piggy bank! It’s a lot harder to rob than your standard piggy bank.
So after I got my box picked out I found some plastic to line it with. In the picture above you can see my plastic inside of the box. Fliers I found in the dumpster of local flooring store.
They had thrown away all the plastic fliers they get as a business to put up everywhere. Lots of posters like osha standards and drug testing fliers. So they have come in really handy for me while doing certain projects.
Then after you get your box lined with plastic, you will want to add your picture to the back of the box. I sat mine down in it and then taped it to make it stay secure. You need it to be in place until you pour your epoxy over the entire thing. Then the epoxy will secure and protect it.
But epoxy is not like a super glue where you get instant results. It takes a little bit of time to get it to cure all the way. So you are now ready to pour your epoxy resin. And you will want to be sure that you pour enough to cover all of your change, and you will want to make sure and cover your picture with epoxy also.
Make sure and let it cure all of the way before messing with it any. 24 hours and you should be very good! Oh and as you may have noticed there is a little saying on mine in front of my pictures.
I came up with this little saying just for my change project. So that I had something relevant to what I had in there. And so the cents and the change tied in wonderfully with the whole thing. So that is pretty much it when it comes to this project. So good luck to all of you out there. And don’t forget to follow me for many more DiY projects in the future. May all of your projects turn out awesome!