Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

faux succulent paperweight

Small flowers are a fun item to preserve in resin. Find a small plastic (or even a silk or real) flower you like and make this beautiful paperweight with a sphere mold.
Step 1

First, trim your flower stem so it fits in your mold.

Step 2

Now, put on a pair of gloves and mix resin with a 1:1 ratio of resin and hardener in a disposable cup, as directed on the package. Mix enough to cover about a third of your mold.

Step 3

Separate your mold into its two halves. Set the top half aside for now.

Step 4

Fill the bottom of your mold about a fourth of the way, then add your flower, facing down. Pour in the rest of your resin to fill the bottom half of your mold. Let set for about 12 hours.
TIP: Heat the outside with a heat gun to eliminate any air bubbles that may have been created in the pour.

Step 5

Put on a pair of gloves and mix more resin as you did in Step 2. This time prepare enough to fill the rest of your mold.
TIP: If you want to break it up into three sessions, you can do that as well. It can be tough to gauge how much resin to mix so if you end up needed to mix more to fill the rest of the mold, you can do that now or after what you have filled cures.

Step 6

Fit the top half of your mold to the bottom half. Make sure the two halves are sealed together at the seam.

Step 7

Pour your resin into the mold through the hole at the top.
TIP: Heat the outside with a heat gun to eliminate any air bubbles that may have been created in the pour.

Step 8

Set aside to cure overnight (at least 12 hours). It is fully cured in 72 hours.

Step 9

Demold your paperweight.

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