Pressed Flower Resin Paperweights DIY

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Clear resin paperweight embedded with a variety of pressed flowers and sitting on hand lettering as a ornamental desk piece
Pressed Flower Resin Paperweights DIY
Great way to preserve flowers and perfect for bright colors without the allergies!  Place on a stack of papers to keep them organized or add a magnet and stick them on the fridge.
tutorial directions on how to make pressed flower paperweights with resin
Supplies Needed:
Pressed flowers
Clear Casting Polyester Resin
Disposable work surface, gloves, mixing cups and stirring sticks
Silicone mold
supplies needed for casting paperweights out of resin
Silicone molds are ideal because they are so easy to pop the resin out of when it cures.
Mix up a couple ounces of casting resin with 5-10 drops of catalyst.  Read and follow the package directions.  Mix properly and then fill the cavities of the silicone mold with 1/4 inch of resin.  Then let the resin set for an hour.
After an hour, check the resin to see if it has gently tilting the mold.  If the resin just pours, let it set longer.  If it has gelled, it's ready to add the pressed flowers right on top of the gelled resin.  Then mix up more resin, about 1.5 times more than early and pour over the flowers until it's about 1/2 inch thick.  Then let them cure and dry for a couple days.
Pop them out of the mold and they are ready to use.  Put a magnet on the backside with e6000 glue or hold down a stack of papers with a delicate pressed flower paperweight.
instructions on how to cast pressed flowers in clear resin
I love the bright and vibrant colors that are encased and captured in resin forever!
paperweights are jewelry for the desk--clear polyester resin with pressed flowers are beautiful
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Pressed flowers in clear resin and how to make them

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