Charcuterie never goes out of style, and neither does ladies’ night. Making something together is always fun, and resin charcuterie boards will surely be a hit with all your friends. They are simple to make, but they look so elegant that people will be shocked when you tell them you made them yourself. Follow along as we look at the materials you need and the steps for making fun resin charcuterie boards for ladies’ night.
Materials for Resin Charcuterie Boards
Before everyone arrives, have all the materials ready and set up tables with drop cloths underneath so that you can let the fun begin for your guests. Here’s what each guest needs:
- A piece of smooth, sanded wood
- Mica powder pigment
- Epoxy resin
- Painter’s tape
- Stir sticks
- Disposable cups
- Disposable gloves
- Wire racks or pieces of wood
Other optional supplies are sheets of plastic (you can cut these from a plastic drop cloth) in case anyone wants to leave some wood showing with no epoxy resin. Also, let the ladies know they can bring embellishments if they’d like to add any to the board.
Charcuterie board molds are another great optional material for your crafting project. Charcuterie board molds allow you to achieve precise shapes or easily add an epoxy resin handle. The mold eliminates guesswork, allowing both beginners and experienced crafters to achieve exceptional results.
Steps To Create Your Charcuterie Boards
You should print out instructions for each person. Also, since snacks and drinks are a must at ladies’ night, you should suggest they keep their food and drinks away from their projects. These are the steps you should take to make the boards.
- Mix the epoxy and resin in a cup or cups, depending on how many different colors each person wants.
- Add mica pigments for color and mix well.
- For those who would like to cover some areas of the wood to leave it natural, they can use plastic sheets and tape to do so.
- Place the boards on top of the wire racks or pieces of wood (cut-up 2x4s work well) to prop them up off the table.
- Pour or paint the epoxy resin onto the boards.
- Allow the resin to cure for 24 hours.
If possible, the ladies can take home their supplies and apply resin to the other side of their boards the next day if they want to, though it isn’t necessary.
Have Another Ladies’ Night
The final step is to plan another ladies’ night where everyone showcases their completed boards with plenty of charcuterie to share.
Have fun making charcuterie boards on ladies’ night, and enjoy each other’s company. Eye Candy Pigments carries beautiful shades of pigments, including pastel pigments, for unique charcuterie boards. Enjoy shopping in our online store as you plan your next ladies’ night.