For November’s DIY I wanted to share with you how to make your own dried flower resin bracelets. I kept running into resin jewellery on Etsy that I wanted to buy but was far too expensive so I decided to figure out how to make my own using dried flowers and leaves. It was easier than I imaged and there is so much creativity you can do to make one of kind bracelets. This DIY I would say is a medium level but I will say right now beside 4 leaf clovers I’ve never dried anything before in my life and I’ve never made resin jewelry before either so knowledge of those two isn’t required but I would recommend researching safety for epoxy resin. I also have no idea why I decided this would be a great DIY to do in the Fall when all the really awesome flowers were over but there are plenty of Fall flowers too that work just as well in this project but you may want to hold off until next year. Another idea that I thought of as well is for those you with friends getting married or getting hitched yourself this is a great way to preserve your bride/bridesmaid bouquet. As well beside a few photos this tutorial is mostly done by video which is new for me so let me know in the comments what you think.
What You’ll Need:
- Epoxy resin
- Dried flowers
- Bracelet mold
- Plastic cups
- Stir sticks (toothpick, popsicle stick…)
- Sand paper (120, 600, 1200 grit)
- Mask, gloves, newspaper and wax paper
- Tweezers (optional) Continue reading %s
I’ve been waiting to decorating my new office since moving and now that I have my light purple walls I finally can. I have so many pieces of artwork from talented artist to hang up there however I want to frame all the pieces before I do which will take awhile. Instead I wanted to work on another section of my wall. I collect so many bits and bobs but struggle to have them out in the open so I can see them and be inspired, and that’s were the inspiration for this project came from. I do not like cork board from previous experience and my old old house had a chalk board (it takes a lot of time and is very messy) so I wanted to try something new. A hanging memories organizer seemed like a great way to show off my bits and bobs in a way that is easy to organize and easy to change out pieces when I get new inspiration or photos. It also allows me the freedom of choosing what to hang, memories, photography, art, business cards, presents, notes, lists…you can really use it for anything.
What you need :
- Ruler, marker, scissors
(ribbon, yarn, fishing wire)
(a few types shown but I will being using the circle ones)
- Paper clips
- Hammer and nail
*Decorate your own paper clips!
*Metal and plastic clips are much rougher on your photos/bits and bobs, be careful and test out before.
Time & Cost:
10 minutes, and roughly $5-10 depending on what you have at home.