This is a Cricut project I’ve wanted to make for a long time. We’re making DIY Pop Sockets! If you’re a Cricut beginner or have never used epoxy resin before, this is the project for you.
You can make these in bulk as well, which is great if you ever choose to sell them. We hope you enjoy learning how to make Pop Sockets with Cricut.
DIY Pop Sockets
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Cut Files Used:
- Cricut Maker
- Our Favorite Cutting Mats
- Measuring Tape
- Cricut TruControl Knife
- Our Favorite Weeding Tool
- Our Favorite Burnishing Tool
- Neon Pink Vinyl
- Black Matte 12”x12” Sheet of Vinyl
- Pink Glitter
- Silver Glitter
- Our Favorite Epoxy Resin
- Silicone Mold
- Reverse Tweezers
- Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape
- Vinyl Gloves
- Small Cups
- Craft Sticks
- Lynn Lilly Hot Glue Gun
- Manipulate and size your cut files to fit onto the pop sockets. Ours were 1.5”. Mirror your images.
- Cut, weed, and apply transfer tape to your designs.
- Measure, mix, and pour a thin layer of epoxy into the bottom of your silicone molds. Use the lighter to pop any bubbles, and cure for 12-24 hours.
- Use the reverse tweezers to carefully place the designs on the epoxy. DO NOT remove the epoxy from the molds for this step.
- Measure out your epoxy, mix, add glitter, mix again, and pour a very thin layer into the molds.
- Use the lighter to pop any bubbles, and cure for 12-24 hours once more.
- Remove from the mold and use sandpaper to flatten the bottom of the epoxy pieces.
- Use adhesive to glue the epoxy to the pop socket and allow the glue to cure.