MY DIY | Monstera Palm leaf Resin Tray

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After I made this tray, I have been thinking up a new decor idea for my kitchen and am super excited with how it turned out! We had a bunch of monstera leaves left over from photoshoot and I had this tray at the studio, combined with some resin, I have a decorative tray to display or serve up snacks at my next party!  This project is beyond simple, and the results are just so cool. I think you should start gathering up the goods and try this weekend.  (PROJECT UPDATE: Use faux leave for this project, over the course of the year, the leave changed colors, so stick with the fake ones. Link after the break) Don’t forget to tag a picture of your project with #ispymydiy on Instagram! Steps and supplies after the break…

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What you need:
Tray with handles 
16oz Crafting epoxy
Monstera Leaf – artificial

What to do:
1. First, cut your monstera leave to fit your tray. Arrange a few so they to not overlap, and abuts to the edges of the tray.
Note: I used real leafs that I pressed under books for a few days, and am noticing a little color change over time, if the color change bothers you, try using artificial leaves.
2. When you have your leaves in place, dab glue on the underside and adhere the leaves to the tray. Place books on top to flatten, and let dry.
4. Mix they epoxy according to the directions on the box, and then pour into the tray. Place the tray on a flat surface, and let dry for 24 hours.

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  1. Princessej says:

    Ok I can’t wait to try this !

  2. Lila says:

    Thank you for your sharing! so nice))) I should to try something like this:)
    complaints

  3. Kristine says:

    that’s lovely! This would be a great way to add more “greenery” into my space without actually having real, living greenery 🙂

    http://misskristine.com

    1. Jenni says:

      Haha, yes! One plant you do not have to water

  4. Michelle says:

    This is beautiful, I love the monstera leaf design! Well done!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  5. Maia says:

    I definitely want to try this, I love it!

    Maia
    http://www.maiacreed.com

  6. Christyl says:

    Love this idea- it’s so classic and clean. So many uses for this craft!

    Christyl
    After5Playtime.com

    1. Jenni says:

      Right! I have been having a great time experimenting with resin

  7. Sherry says:

    This is so cool. Great for a gift.

  8. Katrina says:

    Seriously? That’s it?! I’m curious about how the natural leaves changed color? Brown? Faded? Hot pink?
    The little gears in my head are turning!

    1. Jenni says:

      They have gotten a little more brown over time, you may want to go with artificial leaves!

  9. Paige says:

    That tray is so cute! I love it!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  10. Gina says:

    Wow, so cool!

  11. shehla says:

    I love this tray and I love how you used the leaves, but more than that, I’m interested in the copper canisters and the oil/vinegar bottles! Where did you get those??

    1. Jenni says:

      Copper are vintage and the oil/vinegar are from West Elm!

  12. Lii says:

    Wow, it looks really nice and so original!!

  13. Joanne says:

    Such a cool idea, the result looks so beautiful! It really makes the room look a little more fresh. Xx

    Life in Blue Skies | A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

  14. Isoscella says:

    Love this! Does it stop the leaves from going brown?

    ISOSCELLA | http://isoscella.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Jenni says:

      They have gotten a little more brown over time, so you may want to go with artificial.

  15. Megs says:

    Hey Jenni! Love this!

    Where did you get your oil and vinegar bottles from? They’re so purttty!

    1. Jenni says:

      They are from West Elm 🙂

  16. Lynn | Adorable Home says:

    That tray is magnificent! It would look amazing in a white kitchen (like mine). It’s great that you share a simple DIY project like this one that even an uncrafty girl like me wants to try 🙂

  17. Alisha Vidal says:

    Love!

    Off to share this on my socials!

  18. Nadia says:

    This is absolutely perfect! I love it and I will try this at HOME! Great idea !! Love it.

    Check my latest DIY on http://www.megustaonomegusta.com.ar

  19. Mau says:

    This is so exotic! I love it!!

    https://pourdesprunes.wordpress.com/

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