One of the joys of living in Florida is having access to so many beautiful flowers in the Spring. They grow wild, which is something I’m grateful for since I can’t grow anything.
For this coaster, you are going to need:
I’m not going into the specifics of how to prepare your flowers, but I have detailed instructions on how to dry flowers in the microwave for including them in resin.
Mix the resin
Taking the measurements of my mold, I used the Resin Obsession resin calculator to decide I needed two ounces of mixed resin for this project. Since the super clear resin mixes two parts A to one Part B, that meant I needed 40 milliliters of Part A and 20 milliliters of Part B.
If you have never mixed resin before, it can be a little tricky to make sure you get it thoroughly mixed. This article explains how to mix resin and hardener.
Pour the first resin layer
Add enough resin to fill the mold edge and barely cover the center.
Place the flowers
Put your dried and sealed flowers into the resin.
Fill up the mold
Finishing filling up the mold with the remaining resin.
Arrange the flowers
If you aren’t happy with the placement of your flowers, now is the time to move them. Be careful not to introduce bubbles with your stir stix.
Go over the surface of the resin with a heat gun to remove any bubbles. Once they are gone, set the resin aside to cure.
Once the resin is cured, demold the coaster from the mold. Peel the silicone away from the mold while grabbing an edge.
Enjoy your new coaster!
I love how this flower coaster turned out. It’s a very pretty way to keep the flowers of spring all year long.
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