I love looking at snowflakes. There’s something about watching snow fall while I enjoy a cup of hot coffee. Especially if it’s on the television and doesn’t interfere with my Florida flip-flop routine. That’s why the closest I’ll get to snow is to DIY 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 to use the super clear resin for this project. It is a casting resin specially designed to pour into molds in small volumes. It cures hard and clear and won’t bend once fully cured. If you want to know why this is important, check out 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 before use.
Step 2: Mix resin for the first layer
This mold holds about 40 cc total of resin. You’re making these snowflakes in two layers, you only need about 20 ccs 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 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: You can go to the next step of making these DIY snowflake ornaments once your resin is in the gel phase. Otherwise, you can wait for your resin to completely cure before moving on.
Step 5: Mix and add the second resin layer
For the second layer, mix a complementary resin color to accent the colored glitter. Do that by adding a drop of the transparent pigments and a pinch of the pearl powder.
Then, finish filling the snowflake molds. Finally, check for bubbles for setting aside your DIY snowflake ornaments to harden.
Step 6: Drill
Because these snowflakes cast without a hole, you need 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. Use a size #53 drill bit, which is about the size of 18 gauge wire.
⚠️ IMPORTANT: Wear safety glasses and keep long hair tied back when using power tools
Step 7: Finish
Add curling ribbon to the snowflake ornaments to finish your DIY project. You could also finish them with a cord, chain, or fishing line.
My favorite part of making these resin snowflakes is their size. You will quickly see them displayed on a Christmas tree or mantle.
Here’s a 60-second trip on how to DIY these snowflake ornaments:
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