With spring here, there are many dandelions growing all over the place. Not only are the leaves good as a cleansing tea, but the blossoms are super cute, both the cheery yellow flower and the cottony white fluff. I tried to make paperweights using both types of blossoms. The cottony one worked better than the fresh flower.
- Two Paper cups to use as molds (these are easy to rip off once the resin cures)
- Resin kit
- Perfectly open dandelion blossoms (anyone’s front yard can work for this :P)
- Pour water into one of the cups to gauge the volume you will need to mix the resin. I decided to make a 2″ thick paper weight.
- Follow instructions on the resin kit and mix your resin + hardener.
- Pour the mixture into both cups (about 0.5″ thick; you are just adding a small layer to gently soak in the blossom).
- Gently place the blossom at the center of the cup, into the poured resin, and gently pour the rest of the resin to completely cover the blossom.
- Let them dry in heat or under the sun for a day.
- Gently try to poke a corner to see if the resin has completely cured.
- Once cured, peel off the paper cups.
Your paper weights are good to go 🙂
Optional: You can add other dried flora or colorants, if desired, during the mixing and pouring steps.