DIY A Scarf Pin Like A Boss With Epoxy Resin

How to make a scarf pin
With Spring fast approaching, or at least that’s what I’m being told, I feel we need something that reminds us of Spring! When I think of Spring, I think of pastels and whimsical things, so what better than a giant watercolor button that makes a great DIY scarf pin.

Resin supply list:

Large button reusable silicone mold
Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
White opaque pigment
-Glitter (optional)
-Alcohol markers
-Rubbing Alcohol
Mold Release
Mixing Utensils

large button mold

Step 1:   Prepare the mold.

Mist the silicone mold with mold release and allow it to dry.

Step 2:  Mix resin and add to the mold.

Since I want the marker’s effect to show through clearly, the base will be with Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin. I’m going to mix and pour 1/2 ounce of resin to fill it halfway. Leave it overnight.

coloring a silicone mold with alcohol markers

Step 3:  Color the resin

After it cured, I colored it with my markers. I decided on primary colors around the edges and secondary colors for the center.

resin button mold

Step 4:  Blend the colors at the edges

Next, wet a paintbrush with rubbing alcohol, then dab it over the colors. The ink will bleed and fade out. The more alcohol you add, the more dispersed the colors will be. I tried to keep it mainly on the edges since watercolors tend to have a strong point and blend out.

Once it is at a point that you like, leave it to dry completely. Make sure everything is fully dry before moving onto the second layer of your DIY scarf pin.

white resin in a button mold

Step 5:  Add the second layer of resin

Mix up another half ounce of resin for crafts. Color it with white resin pigment and white glitter. Pour that over the clear epoxy layer and let that sit overnight.

watercolor button made with resin

scarf with DIY resin button

Step 6:  Demold

Once that layer is cured, unmold gently, and admire your work.  I’m gifting my DIY scarf pin to a friend. I also plan to make a few more and add them to a hoodie as some silly eyes.

I loved this project, and I adore this mold. I hope you get a chance to DIY a scarf pin.

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originally written by Jasmine Moore

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9 thoughts on “DIY A Scarf Pin Like A Boss With Epoxy Resin

    1. Hello hello! So to answer everyone’s question on how I got the material through the holes: very slowly and with a lot of stubbornness! The scarf I used was a very thin, decently stretchy material, (This won’t work for the typical scarf, and I would recommend threading ribbon through and attaching it, or just getting a pin backing), so it was very easy to roll up into a thin enough thread to thread through the holes of the button.

      Also, the material, being that it was rougher when stretched out, kept catching on the resin, so keep that in mind if you are using this on netting or tulle. It can be done, but take it slow! There were no missed steps or any tricks, it was literally just me going “I wonder if this would work”.

    1. While it may not be a pin in the traditional sense, it is keeping the scarf in place, thus acting like a pin.

      1. Ok I understand that But I am questioning how she got all that scarf material through the 4 little holes! Have I missed a step?

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