Resin paperweight DIY

how to make resin paperweights

Cast Resin Paperweight with Silver Leafing 

A cast resin paperweight makes a great gift idea.  The best part is that you can make up a bunch and keep them on hand for occasions all throughout the year.  From birthdays to holidays, this resin paperweight DIY project is a gorgeous way to show someone you care! 

resin paperweights

Step 1:

Spray the paperweight mold with the mold release spray and allow to dry completely. Mix up enough resin, according to the package directions, to almost fill the mold .  (For this mold, it took about two ounces of mixed resin.) Pour into the mold.

 

resin mold and epoxy mold

Step 2:

Sprinkle in some of the gilding flakes.  Crush some with your fingers to make small pieces.  Use your stir stick to press them down into the paperweight.  You will need to babysit this for a while as until the resin starts to setup, the gilding flakes will float and drift.  Occasionally check on them and readjust.

Set the entire thing aside and allow to cure completely. 

 

sliver leafing resin epoxy and mold

Step 3:

Mix up some additional resin and add colorants.  I used three colors per paperweight but you can use as few or as many colors as you like.

resin paperweight resin colors

Add these colors randomly to the paperweight mold.

 

resin and solver leafing

Use a stir stick to slightly mix and marble the colors as well as making sure the entire surface is covered.

 

resin and silver leafing in mold

Step 4:

Allow to cure completely then remove from the mold.

 

resin paperweights

You will love the way these resin paperweights catch the light as the gilding flakes glisten!  Make a batch with your favorite colors or the favorite colors of your gift recipient.  They will love this handmade gift for their desk!

 

resin paperweights

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5 Comments

Rhonda J. Hunter

Beautiful paperweights Katherine! Nobody I know uses them, they all have smartphones or laptops. However, this gave me an idea for jewelry using the cabochon molds I bought from you.

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claire nizet

Bonjour à vous,
Existe t’il des moules pour résine époxy 50cm/50cm?
Pour pouvoir faire des tableaux
Merci à vous Claire Nizet

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renato celso

Hello, how are you
My name is Renato, you deliver in Brazil.
What is the precise price of wood resin?
I need flower dyes ok I await reply thanks

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Mother of 3

Those are beautiful! My middle son has just begun experimenting with using resin and I’ve begun looking for fun new ways to use it. Pinned.

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