Tiny Beach in a Bottle

Introduction: Tiny Beach in a Bottle

Hi All,

In this article, I will share how I made a tiny beach in a bottle.

I hope you liked the article and get inspired to make one too

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Supplies

  • Glass jar
  • Epoxy Resin
  • Sun Board pieces
  • Corrugated sheet
  • Epoxy clay
  • Acrylic paints
  • Cutter
  • Superglue
  • Blue - dried watercolor
  • Sand

Step 1: Island

  • Using 2 to 3 pieces of sun board, carve an island as shown
  • Glue them together and adjust the slope
  • Make sure it fits easily inside the bottle/jar
  • using PVA glue, stick fine sand on the island

Step 2: Beach Hut

  • To make the hut, cut 10mm strips and glue them together
  • Carve the roof as shown
  • Make sure that the hut is not too large
  • Add roof using corrugated box
  • Paint the hut red and draw doors and windows with white color

Step 3: Tree

  • To make the tree, I have used epoxy clay(mold-it)
  • I made 5 leaves and a trunk
  • The clay takes 1hr to dry and does not need any baking
  • Paint the leaves and branch
  • Add details by using a red marker on the trunk and a blue marker on the leaves

Step 4: Prepare

  • This is the first step for assembly
  • Glue the island inside the Jar using PVA glue, let this dry for few hours
  • Prepare epoxy resin with blue pigment
  • Pour the resin into the jar gently and avoid overflow
  • Resin will take 24 hours to set

Step 5: Assembly

  • On the next day, glue the hut and tree
  • I added a boat later

Step 6: Cleaning

  • The next day I noticed that the jar was hazy
  • I had left glue and resin marks all over
  • To clean the jar, use steel wool to clean the jar

Step 7: Detailing

  • Detailing is a key aspect of miniature
  • Using white acrylic, I drew some waves to give a realistic look
  • We are done, place it on a shelf and our new unique and decorative item is ready


I hope you liked the article and get inspired to make one too

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