In the world of rolling blunts and spliffs, there are a few things that are almost always present: weed, paper, and a way to make it all come together.
Your preferred method of rolling might be with a grinder or a pair of scissors, but for many people, the answer is resin.
Resin is one of those things that are great for making things stick together without any adhesive required — which makes it perfect for those times when you want something secure enough to hold onto when your hands are sticky with resin or tobacco.
And while we can’t promise that using this particular chemical will help you get high (sorry), it will give your friends something interesting to look at while they wait on their shares of your latest creation!
How do I make a custom rolling tray?
You can make a custom rolling tray by using a Cricut, Mod Podge, and Mod Podge transfer paper. You could also use the Cricut to cut out your own tray, but this isn’t recommended because the tape used to adhere the vinyl to cardboard isn’t very strong.
To create a custom rolling tray with your Cricut:
- Create an image that’s more than 12 x 12 inches in size and send it to your machine using Design Space.
- Add some color (I went with purple) and then click “Cut” on your machine.
What materials do I need to make a rolling tray?
The materials you’ll need to make your own resin rolling tray are:
- plastic canvas (I use the kind with holes in it)
- Mod Podge
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Mod Podge Gloss, Matte, or Satin (or any other color)
- Mod Podge Brush-on Adhesive (or an adhesive of your choice)
Is resin safe to use as a rolling tray?
Resin is non-toxic, making it safe to use as a rolling tray. The material is also easy to clean and find, making it convenient for any smoker looking for an alternative way to smoke or vape their herbs or tobacco.
You can even make your own resin rolling tray at home with minimal effort!
How do I make a rolling tray with my Cricut?
First, you’ll need to download the Cricut Craft Room software. This is a free program that allows you to design your own projects and cut them out with the Cricut or Silhouette machine.
I use this all the time when I want to make something like an invitation or banner, but it also works well for personalizing things like T-shirts and phone cases.
If you’re using a Silhouette machine instead of a Cricut, you can use their Craft Studio software instead of Cricut Craft Room (it’s more similar).
How do you put pictures on rolling trays?
The next question you’ll have is “wow, that’s cool! How do I make my own resin rolling tray?” The answer is as easy as it gets: You just print out a picture and stick it on there.
You can use any image you like—a selfie of your cat, an image of your favorite celebrity or cartoon character, or even an old-timey photo of your grandfather back in the day.
The possibilities are endless!
How do you seal a rolling tray?
Once you’ve finished making your rolling tray, you need to seal the wood. To do this, use a food-safe sealant that is non-toxic and waterproof.
Resin is water-based and therefore can leak through any unsealed areas of your rolling tray. Some examples of suitable sealants include shellac, polyurethane, or even varnish if they are protected with a barrier coat (such as Mod Podge).
It’s also important to note that while most sealants are food safe, some materials may not be compatible with resin rolling trays (e.g., glass).
How do you make a Mod Podge rolling tray?
Making your own resin rolling tray is as easy as mixing a few ingredients together, and then letting it sit until cured. The process may seem a little intimidating at first, but don’t worry—we’ve got you covered! All you need to do is grab some Mod Podge glue and get started.
Mod Podge is available in many different colors, so choose one that matches your design ideas for the finished product.
You can also buy it clear if you want to keep your rolling tray completely transparent, or use acrylic paint instead of gloss finish mod podge if you prefer a matte look.
It’s even better when it comes from someone who has experience with making these things! This tutorial will walk through both methods (i love them so much I’ve done both)
How do you make trays?
To start, you’ll need a couple of supplies. You can use any type of Mod Podge to coat your tray, but I prefer the Dimensional Magic or one of their other thicker glues.
If you’re looking for an even thicker layer of protection and durability, use Mod Podge Hard Coat instead. This is a great option if you plan on using your rolling tray often and it will come in handy when cleaning the glue off your hands after applying the paper. It’s also water-based so it’s safe for kids!
If using fabric, try using Mod Podge Fabric Glue instead. This has been specifically designed to bond fabric together quickly without leaving any residue behind like other types might do.
The polyvinyl acetate (PVA) resin requires no mixing either so there’s no mess involved here either!
That’s it! I hope this article has helped you to understand how to make your own resin rolling tray.