I made my own DIY epoxy toilet seat with resin. Why, you ask? Well I thought it would be a fun challenge to try and I’ve been wanting to experiment with resin crafts for a while so this seemed like a good place to start.
When you are making a resin toilet seat you want to make sure the things you place in it are mostly flat. It’s easier to cover and you need less layers of resin.
It took me a while to decide what I would like to encapsulate in the resin for eternity. I had lots of good ideas such as a COVID time capsule with a face mask and vaccine card or maybe a bunch of McDonalds French fries (those things would probably last forever even without the resin) but ultimately I decided on money. Cold hard cash. $9.53 to be exact.
If you’re looking to add a unique touch to your bathroom, creating a toilet seat with epoxy resin and coins or dollars embedded in it can be a fun and creative project. This is a great way to use up foreign coins from a trip or play a prank on a friend.
- Silicone toilet seat mold. I used this one
- Epoxy resin kit
- Coins or paper money
- Mixing cups
- Stirring sticks
- Release agent (like cooking spray)
Instructions for a DIY Resin Toilet Seat
Time needed: 2 days
Learn how to make an epoxy toilet seat with a silicone mold and resin.
- Prepare the toilet seat mold
I bought this silicone toilet seat mold off of Amazon. You may want to spray a little bit of releasing agent onto the mold so that the finished seat removes easily once its hardened. The mold I bought was very flexible so that wasn’t an issue.
- Prepare the money
Select the coins or currency you want to embed in the resin. Clean the coins or currency with soap and water to remove any dirt or grime. Dry them thoroughly before moving on to the next step.
- Mix the resin
Follow the instructions on the epoxy resin kit to mix the resin and hardener. The brand I used was a 1:1 mix, meaning equal parts of the resin and hardener are mixed together. Stir the mixture well until it is completely blended. Be sure to wear gloves and work in a well-ventilated area while mixing the resin.
- Add the coins and paper money
Pour a small amount of the mixed resin into the toilet seat. Place the coins or currency into the resin, making sure they are spaced evenly apart. Once you have placed all the coins, pour the remaining resin on top, covering the coins completely.
- Pour the epoxy resin into the mold
Once you have mixed the epoxy resin, pour it into the mold, filling it to the desired level. Only pour small amounts at a time. Fill about 1/4 inch thickness and let it cure a few hours before adding more. Doing several thinner layers rather than one thick one will help it dry better and faster.
- Allow the resin to cure
Allow the resin to cure for at least 24 hours. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for curing time. Once the resin has cured, it should be hard and durable.
- Sand and drill toilet seat
Once the resin has cured, sand the edges of the toilet seat to make it smooth. Mine actually came out smooth so I didn’t need to sand anything so you may be able to skip this step.
- Drill holes for the screws
Use a drill to make holes for the toilet seat hinges. Your silicone seat mold likely comes with the hardware and instructions.
- Attach the toilet seat
Attach the toilet seat to the toilet using screws. Make sure the screws are tightened securely to avoid any wobbling.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use a heat gun while the resin is still wet to remove air bubbles. Wave it back and forth about 6 inches over the resin and the air bubbles will move to the surface and pop.
Yes as long as you add enough layers of the epoxy. More is more with this project.
Yes, you can pour the resin directly on top of a plastic toilet seat if you don’t want to use a mold. Keep in mind the toilet seat will not be clear and you will have the color of the original plastic showing through.
Your unique toilet seat with coins or currency embedded in epoxy resin is now ready for use. This is a great way to add a quirky touch to your bathroom while showcasing your coin collection or anything else that you want to show off. Remember to clean the seat as you would any other toilet seat, using mild soap and water only. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals, as they may damage the resin.
What do you think? Totally tacky or fun and funky? Let me know in the comments!