How To Resin Flowers Like A Boss

How to make a resin pendant with dried flowers
Putting flowers in resin is the ultimate project. It’s such a classic look, not to mention a great way to preserve flowers for eternity. You can use wedding flowers or maybe even ones you dry from your garden. You’re going to love the final result. Let’s dive into how to resin flowers for a beautiful pendant.

 

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Step 1: Dry your flowers

If your flowers aren’t dry, you’ll need to do this first. This can take a few minutes to a few days depending on what technique you use.

Here are a couple of options:

Drying flowers in a microwave
Drying flowers in sand desiccant

💡 Pro tip: Your flowers will be delicate after drying. This is a great time to use the gloss sealer spray to stiffen them up. It also helps the flowers keep their shape better when adding them to your epoxy resin.

Punching scrapbooking paper

Step 2: Prep your paper

Use scissors or a 1-inch paper punch to select your circle for the bezel. Then, punch out the circle shape.

 

apply glue to scrapbooking paper

Place your paper cutout on a sheet of wax paper. Next, brush a layer of ultra seal glue onto one side. Allow this layer to dry for 30 to 45 minutes. Then, peel it away and glue the other side. Allow to thoroughly dry.

⭐️ BONUS: If you’ve never done this before, learn more about how to seal papers for resin.

trimming glue from paper

After both layers of glue are dry, peel the paper away from your wax paper. Trim the excess adhesive away with scissors. Trim close to the edge, but not exactly on the edge. If you trim too much glue away, you will expose the paper’s edge, allowing the resin to seep in and stain the paper.

 

applying glue to the base of a jewelry blank

Step 3: Add the paper to your bezel.

Apply a layer of glue to the bottom of your bezel.

paper in a jewelry bezel

 

Then, press your paper in and make sure it fits snugly. Apply another layer of glue and allow it to completely dry.

Step 4: Add resin

 

mixing clear epoxy resin

Measure and mix the crystal doming resin. It’s the best epoxy for this jewelry project because it creates a high, glossy dome. Plus, the resin helps magnify your flowers.

⭐️ BONUS: If you’ve never mixed epoxy, you’ll want to review these resin mixing instructions.

pouring resin into a jewelry bezel

Spoon mixed resin into the bottom of the jewelry blank. Then, use your stick to spread it across the entire area.

 

placing flowers in resin

Step 5: Add your flowers

Place the flowers in the bezel. Use your stick to push them into your desired spot.

Because these flowers weren’t dried flat, they stick out of the resin a little bit. It adds a fun 3-D effect.

resin curing mat with a jewelry bezel

💡 Pro tip: I love using a Resin Obsession drying mat when I’m working with resin in bezels. Why? See how the bail at the top is not flat like the back of the pendant? When resting on a flat surface, this makes the pendant pitch forward, and the resin won’t dome evenly. When you put the bezel on a mat and let the bail rest in one of the open holes, it lets the bezel lie flat.

Go over the surface of your resin with a heat gun to remove bubbles.

💡 Pro tip: Bubbles like to hang onto flowers, so check these areas closely.

Cover with a dome and allow to cure. Depending on your resin, it will cure in 24 to 72 hours.

resin pendant with dried flowers

 

Enjoy your new pendant!

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24 thoughts on “How To Resin Flowers Like A Boss

  1. My dried flowers lost all color, bleached white after i sprayed them. How can I lock in the color ?

  2. @Yodamom,

    I don’t have a good answer for that. I used flowers that were already dried and colored. (purchased from local craft store) I somehow have this idea in my head that there is a spray preservative you can get from a florist to help preserve flowers?

  3. Hi Kathy,

    I want to make a round ball pendant with flower about 9-10mm.Can you recommend a mold to use. Thank you.

  4. Katherine,
    This is just lovely. I do have a question though. Can you use another type of sealer or does it have to specifically be a resin sealer.
    Thank you

  5. @Michaelene,

    I don’t know that is necessarily has to be a ‘resin sealer’, but I would make sure it’s something that dries clear.

  6. I have been trying to make jewellery with dried daisies but the yellow centre keeps seeping out and dying the white petals yellow 🙁 I have tried all sorts of sealers! Do you have any tips??

  7. I have used pva glue, modge podge and Pastikote which is a clear sealer that I use on a lot of my resin pieces… with no joy as yet! As soon as it hits the resin the white petals start to turn yellow! L 🙂

  8. Try curing the parts separately. I like this stuff called diamond glaze, or midge podge should work, but coat just the yellow of the flower first. After it hardens and it coated well coat the petals. This will prevent bleeding

  9. Hi Katherine,
    I am a beginner who is interested in making resin rings and other jewelry pieces out of dried flowers from funeral, wedding, etc. bouquets to sell. Which resin is best to use for that?

  10. Thanks!
    I live in Canada so I was wondering how much the shipping is and if there is any additional charges, taxes, or duties when it crosses the border?

  11. Must the flowers be dried? Can fresh flowers or leaves (green or fall-colored) be used? How would you prep them?
    Which resin would you recommend if you wanted to make hard, clear cubes/domes/globes to be used as paper weights or sun catchers?

  12. Newbie here, thinking of trying this with my 10 year old daughter.
    How would you go about doing this with pendant bezel that does not have a back, but just the outer ring? We want the pendant to be see-through.
    Thanks much! Love you site!

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