Posted on October 7, 2016
Here’s how we made our Bridesmaids’ gifts
We made both our groomsmen gifts and our bridesmaids gift ourselves. Here’s quick recap of how we made the bridesmaid gifts:
Robin milled it into 2″ slabs:
Spray painted the surface. This is both to seal the wood a bit for air escaping into the epoxy, as well as for the metallic sheen on the insides of the holes. It’ll be discreet, but in a few of the pockets should add a very nice glow.
And then after this we put on a thick coat of pure polyester resin. We should have hung them to dry instead of letting them dry sitting face up, the end result was a tiny flat spot in the center of each ring dish. Oh well, they still came out excellent considering this is our first time doing a ring dish, inlay with polyester resin, milling firewood lumber, basically all of it!
Here’s the final shots after drying and putting rubber feet on: