Step by Step Guide – How to Preserve Flowers in Resin

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Step 5 – Pour the Base and Place the Flowers

Pour the base resin into the bottom of your container after stirring for about 1 minute.

Place your bouquet or floral grouping in the center once the resin has cured (it will take 5-10 minutes, depending on your environment).

Cover with additional layers of resin, one at a time, until flowers are completely covered and there is an even thickness on top and around the flowers.

Finally, let it cure for three days until it is tough, and you can remove it from the container.

Step 6 – Remove the Air Bubbles

Air bubbles tend to form as you pour the resin so that they can mar your finished product.

To prevent this from happening, use a heat tool to melt them away. A heat gun or hair dryer works well for this. Other than that, you can use a toothpick for popping the bubbles.

Step 7 – Place a Light on Top

To mimic nature, try placing a small lightbulb or votive candle underneath the container once you’ve poured it all out. This will create a “campfire” effect that adds the beautiful effect of the flower’s glow as they appear to be illuminated from within!

Step 8- Leave It to Finish & Enjoy Aesthetic Look

Once you’ve poured your resin and let it harden, leave it to finish curing for at least three days before touching or moving it.

After that, keep in mind that if you’re not going to use the flower forever, keeping them out of direct sunlight and heat is important in maintaining their color and beauty.

Flower Preservation Resin Tips & Tricks

MIX the Correct Proportions of the Two Components

It is essential to use equal parts resin and hardener. You can tell how much of each you need based on the size of the container you will be using. Always mix very thoroughly with a popsicle stick or tongue depressor.

Remove Air Bubbles by Using a Heat Gun or a Toothpick

If you don’t remove the air bubbles, they will mar your finished product. A heat gun or hairdryer is ideal for this job. You can also just use a toothpick to pop them.

Use a Respirator Mask

Fumes are Very Strong!

Epoxy resin fumes are harmful if inhaled. Use safety goggles and latex gloves to avoid getting it on your hands or eyes.

Frequently Asked Questions on Flower Preservation

Can you preserve fresh flowers in resin?

Unfortunately, no. Fresh flowers are organic and will decay if they aren’t thoroughly dried before being placed in the resin.

Can you put dried flowers in resin?

Yes, it’s feasible! You may also make a resin mold with dried flowers. You’ll need to dry (and, if necessary, press) the flowers first before utilizing them.

Do you need to dry flowers before putting them in resin?

Yes, you must completely dry flowers before being put in resin.

What is the best kind of container for flowers in resin?

Flower preservation resin is very flexible so that any container will suffice. Pick a container that fits your style or desired theme!

For example, a shadow box frame would look lovely with a wedding bouquet featured inside of it. These would also be great for memorials or celebrating a special occasion such as weddings, birthdays, and other milestones.

Can you spray flowers with acrylic?

Yes, you could spray them with acrylics to achieve a unique look! Try experimenting with different colors and finishes.

Will clear coat preserve flowers?

Consider utilizing the same preservation solution as professional florists. To make flowers moisture and UV resistant, use this clear spray with many light layers.

How long will the flowers last once they are preserved in resin?

Typically, a preserved bouquet can last a very long time if it is kept out of direct sunlight and heat. However, every arrangement is different, so be sure to ask your seller what sorts of care instructions they may have for your preserved bouquet.

How do I remove the resin from the container if it is in a vase?

It is very difficult to remove resin once it has cured, so you can try heating it with a blow-dryer or heat gun before attempting to get it out of your container. This may make its removal easier.

Can the resin be repaired if it cracks?

Yes! This can easily happen in transit – just heat it with a blow-dryer or heat gun and pour some more resin in to seal it up. You may have to do this multiple times to get an even thickness across the surface of your preserved flowers or arrangement.

Can I do this myself at home?

Yes, you can do it yourself at home with epoxy resin and a popsicle stick.

What types of flowers can you preserve?

You can use any flower to make resin, but some are easier than others. Some easy options include carnations, roses, hydrangeas, tulips, and lilies.

How do you make the flowers last forever?

Keep them out of direct sunlight and heat, keep them in a cool, dry place, and don’t touch it.

What is epoxy resin?

Epoxy resin is a special type of clear glue that hardens when two substances are combined. It’s great for preserving small objects such as flowers because it is clean, shiny, and very durable.

How long should you mix the resin?

Mix the resin for at least 3 minutes so that it has time to become thoroughly mixed. The more thorough it is, the less likely there will be air bubbles in your final product.

Final Words

The right flowers can be preserved in resin to last forever. Whether you want them for a special occasion or just because, preserving flowers in resin is an easy way to showcase the beauty of nature and commemorate someone important.

Follow these simple steps below for how to preserve flowers in resin. Experiment with different colors and types of flower arrangements – you can create absolutely anything you can dream up!

Why not start this project today? Get your supplies, and let’s get started! Don’t forget to take some photos of the finished product and send them to us.