DIY: beautiful crystals with dried flowers

The power of nature
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Flowers make you feel good, just like crystals. Chances are that you have a few crystals lying around your home, bringing their good vibes into every room. Why not bring flowers and crystals together in this DIY, and combine the power of these two beautiful things? This simple DIY will show you how.

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you will need

  • Epoxy casting resin
  • Dry flowers of your choice
  • Mixing cups and spatulas
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Scales
  • Mould of your choice

That's how you make it

Step 1: Drying the Flowers

When you cast flowers in epoxy it is very important that the flowers are dry, as epoxy and moisture do not mix well. You can use dried flowers, but you can also choose to dry the flowers you want to cast yourself (here's how to do this).

Step 2: Prepare the epoxy

Follow the instructions on the packaging carefully. To achieve a good result with the epoxy, it is very important that the correct mixing ratio is used. Epoxy is a very durable material and can be used in a wide variety of applications. We recommend applying a releasing agent to the mould that's suitable for silicone to ensure you get a smooth release of the crystal once the material has hardened. 

Step 3: Pour the flowers in epoxy

After preparing the epoxy, now it's time to cast the flowers. First, pour a small layer of epoxy into the mould and then use a mixing spatula to push the flower into place. After the first layer has been poured, you can fill the rest of the mould up to the rim with epoxy. Let the epoxy cure for at least 24 hours.

Step 4: Final touches

After the epoxy has hardened you can carefully remove the result from the mould. It is possible that the result is a little dull in some places, in which case simple polish your crystal to make it shiny all over. 

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