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DiY Epoxy Beach Scene Sandal With Magnet Inside

So for this project I actually started out with not really a clue what I was going to do with it. I had a vague idea of what I was going for. But as I got going I decided to change it around a little and see what would come of it. So as I got going on it I decided to put it at a slant while it was drying. And this was how it came out. The looking like a sandal was never my intentions, but it ended up being pretty cool nontheless.

So I have provided links below to what you will need in order to tackle this little project.

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  1. Epoxy Resin
  2. Mixing tools for epoxy
  3. Old jug of hawaiian punch
  4. scissors
  5. Sand
  6. Seashells
  7. Plastic plant (your choice)
  8. Magnet
  9. Clock (optional)

So what you will want to do is to get your empty hawaiian punch jug and cut some of it off. With it laying on its side you would cut from the mouth of it over. Then when you have your top part cut out to where you can get your hands down in there, you will start adding your stuff to it.

First take your sand and spread it all around where your floor area will be. Then you will want to make sure and bury your magnet in the sand. Then you will start adding your seashells and any plants that you want to put in there. I just put the one plastic plant in mine. But the skys the limit on decor for it. You can add whatever you would like to add to it.

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Once all of your seashells are in place you will then start adding your epoxy. And you will want to add enough epoxy where all of your sand is submerged. Some of it will be soaked up by the sand. So you will want to let it do its thing and then add a little bit more. Once you have it where you think it should be, then you will want to find a good place for it to dry. Preferably on some plastic, so it does not stick. Just in case you get some of it outside of your plastic shell.

Once all of your seashells are in place you will then start adding your epoxy. And you will want to add enough epoxy where all of your sand is submerged. Some of it will be soaked up by the sand. So you will want to let it do its thing and then add a little bit more. Once you have it where you think it should be, then you will want to find a good place for it to dry. Preferably on some plastic, so it does not stick. Just in case you get some of it outside of your plastic shell.

Then you will just want to lean it. Get something to support it underneath. So as that it is not level. And once you get it where you think it should be, just leave it be and let it dry all of the way. You should probably let it dry for 24 hours at least. Granted it will be hard in probably less than 12 hours when you touch it. But it could still be a little bit gooey down in there. So it is best to really make sure it is all the way set before messing with it.

Picture showing when it is done and the items that are magnetized to it.

So once your 24 hours are up you will want to get in there and tear away all of the plastic from it. And remember that you are not using a traditional mold that you buy online. So it may be a little bit of a fight to get the plastic peeled away from all of it. I used a razor knife to cut the plastic, and then I would get a pair of pliers or needle nose pliers to grab the plastic and just peel it back. Like they do with those sardines in the can.

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Granted I will not touch a sardine with a ten foot pole, but I have seen it done before. And the concept is all the same. Then once you have all of your plastic off you are done with it. If you used a strong enough magnet then you should be able to magnetize on both sides of your sandal. And if you want to hang it up somewhere, all you would have to do is get you a skinny drill bit and drill you a hole in it. Wherever you would want your screw to go in at.

So while this project is a little different from your ordinary epoxy projects, I think that it is pretty neat on how it turned out. I was actually thinking of putting mine with the poem “Footprints in the sand” somewhere around it. Just because mine does remind me of a foot. Or a sandal. Whichever way you want to look at it. Yours may not turn out looking like a sandal. It may turn out looking like a completely different object. But that is the fun of working with epoxy. You never know sometimes what you will end up with. So good luck and have fun with it!

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