Making a resin tray for rolling potpourri is an easy project that anyone can do. In this guide, we’ll show you how to make a resin rolling tray from scratch using common household items.
Is resin safe to use as a rolling tray?
Resin is hard plastic, and it does not contain any toxic ingredients. The resin used to make these trays comes from plants, so it’s completely natural—and completely safe!
When you’re done rolling on your tray, you’ll want to clean up the mess. Use a damp rag or paper towel to wipe away any loose residue from your rolling tray. A little water will do the trick!
How do you make a homemade rolling tray?
You can make your own rolling tray out of just about anything. It’s important to choose a non-porous surface that won’t absorb resin into the material, though you may also want to consider how easy it will be for your resin to stick to the item.
Here are some materials you can use:
- Aluminum baking sheets (the kind with raised edges) or aluminum foil
- Non-stick pans or dishes (glass or metal) with a silicone coating on them
- A silicone mat (these are often used in culinary arts), which can be cut down into different sizes and shapes if needed
How much resin do I need for a rolling tray?
To begin, you’ll need to measure the size of your rolling tray.
To do this, simply take out your measuring tape and measure the length and width of each part of the rolling tray.
In addition to measuring the length and width of all parts of your tray (including handles), it’s also important that you measure how deep it is—this will help determine how much resin you’ll need.
If necessary, use a ruler or yardstick to find out whether your rolling tray has any hidden compartments that could affect its height measurements.
How do you make resin trays for beginners?
If you’re new to using resin trays for rolling, here is what you need to know about making your own DIY resin tray.
- A roll of aluminum foil
- Craft knife or scissors (for cutting)
- Scissors (for trimming excess aluminum foil)
Will a resin ashtray melt?
- Resin is plastic, so it will melt if exposed to high temperatures.
- Resin is heat resistant, not heatproof. If your resin ashtray gets too hot, it will melt and become useless as an ashtray.
- It’s not a good choice for an ashtray because of this fact. You can use it as one but you need to be careful about how much fire you put in there at once; also, resin can produce toxic fumes when heated up enough that could make people sick.
- It’s also not a good choice for a candle holder (like the ones we made in our last project), since wax burns at over 300 degrees Fahrenheit while resin melts around 450 degrees F!
Is all resin heat resistant?
Although resin is heat resistant, it can only withstand temperatures up to 140 degrees. This means that resin rolling trays are not suitable for use with a hot plate and should be used with a cold plate instead.
How do you seal a rolling tray?
You will want to use a food-safe sealant. You don’t need anything fancy, just make sure the sealant you choose is safe for both resin and rolling trays.
A good place to start looking is at your local hardware store. If they don’t have what you’re looking for, check with a local craft store or kitchen supply store and ask if they have anything that will work for sealing resin rolling trays.
You can also go online and look up what kinds of sealants are available through major retailers like Amazon or Walmart—just be sure it’s made specifically for sealing resin rolling trays before purchasing!
What can I use instead of a rolling tray?
A few other items can be used instead of a rolling tray. If you don’t want to buy a rolling tray, you can use one of the following:
- A piece of cardboard
- A piece of glass
- A tile (like those in your bathroom)
- Marble, slate, ceramic, and metal are also great surfaces to roll on
I hope this article has given you some ideas for your next resin project. I also hope it has helped clear up some confusion about what kind of tray is best for rolling joints.
If you’re still not sure what kind of tray will work best for you, please feel free to reach out and ask any questions that might arise as a result of reading this post!