Sunday, November 23, 2014

Big Resin Snowman Decoration DIY

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I love using large cake molds to make large resin pieces to help decorate the house!  I happened across this silicone mold at Walmart and for $3.47, I couldn't resist!

I am using resin to make this, but you can certainly make it with plaster as well.  If you are looking for a holiday craft for the kids, this would be perfect.  You can make plaster versions ahead of time and then let them paint them and sign the back.  If you are doing plaster, you can embed a wire, so you can skip the drilling part.  I'll link a video at the end, where I show you how to do that!



You will need:

-  Silicone snowman cake mold
-  Resin - I used Easy Cast, but Envirotex Lite would work just as well
-  Acrylic paint - orange & black
-  White pigment dye 
-  Red beads
-  Two fake leaves


Here is the video tutorial:





Directions:

1.  Paint right on the mold with your acrylic paint.  Make the nose orange and the mouth, eyes and hat black.  This will take multiple coats.  Allow to dry.  On the hat, I painted up the side a little bit, just to make sure the sides would be covered.
2.  Prepare your resin, according to the package directions.  I used six ounces.
3.  Add white pigment dye (or you can use pigment powder if you would rather) and mix well.
4.  Pour into mold.  As the bubbles rise to the top, you can use a lighter or straw to pop the bubbles.  Let it cure.
5.  Once cured, unmold your snowman.
6.  Drill a hole in the hat, to be able to run a ribbon through it, to hang.

That's it!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona





Here is the video where I show how to put the wire in the back of a plaster piece:





2 comments:

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

That is an adorable Snowman you have made. Love snowman and can leave them out for awhile to brighten up the long winter. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

-Candi said...

This is so super cute, I had no idea you could paint the mold before filling with resin! Can't wait to try this out!