I love looking at snowflakes. There’s something about watching snow fall while I enjoy a cup of hot coffee, a warm fire, and thick wool socks to keep me toasty warm. Alas, I love living in Florida (and wearing flip flops all year long!), so I don’t get a chance to enjoy snowflakes much at all. That’s okay because I’m going to DIY some snowflake ornaments with help from my trusty pal, epoxy resin.
Gather these resin supplies:
Resin Obsession super clear resin
Resin Obsession transparent pigments
Resin Obsession pearl powder
Flex shaft or dremel tool with a size #53 drill bit
Ribbon or cord
In case you’re wondering, yes, there is a specific reason why I’m using the super clear resin for this project. It is a casting resin and specially designed for pouring into molds in small volumes. It cures hard and clear and won’t bend once fully cured. If you want to learn more about why this is important, be sure to check out this article on the differences between casting resin and doming resin.
Step 1: Prep the snowflake molds
Apply a light mist of resin mold release and let it dry for at least 30 minutes prior to use.
Step 2: Mix resin for the first layer
This mold holds about 40 cc total of resin. Since I am doing this in two layers, I only need about 20 cc of mixed resin for the first layer.
Step 3: Divide and color the resin
Split the mixed resin into three separate cups. Then, color with assorted glitters.
Step 4: Add to the mold
Pour the colored resin into the mold.
You only need enough to cover the bottom and half and half of the snowflake mold depth. Don’t forget to check for bubbles before setting them aside to cure.
Pro tip: If you want to speed up resin curing for your snowflake ornaments DIY project, you can continue to the next step once your resin is in the gel phase. Otherwise, you can wait for your resin to fully cure before moving on.
Step 5: Mix and add the second resin layer
For this layer, I’m using a complementary color of resin to accent the colored glitter. I’m adding a drop of the transparent pigments and a pinch of the pearl powder.
Then, finish filling the snowflake molds. Check for bubbles for setting aside your DIY snowflake ornaments to fully harden.
Step 6: Drill
Because these snowflakes cast without a hole, I needed to drill them.
Mark the spot where you want to drill the resin with a marker.
Then, drill with a flex shaft or dremel tool. I’m using a size #53 drill bit, which is about the size of 18 gauge wire. *Be sure to wear safety glasses and keep long hair tied back when doing this step.*
Step 7: Finish
I added curling ribbon to the snowflake ornaments to finish off my DIY project. You could also finish them with cord, chain or even fishing line.
I think my favorite part of making these resin snowflakes is the size of them. You will easily see them displayed on a Christmas tree or mantle.
Here’s a 60 second trip on how to make these snowflake ornaments DIY:
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