DIY | Cast flowers in epoxy

You may have seen it passing by: dried flowers encased in a transparent layer of epoxy. Gorgeous! We therefore regularly get questions about how to cast these flowers in epoxy. In this article, we describe step by step how you can easily make these epoxy flowers yourself.


In the video below, Leen shows how to cast flowers in epoxy very easily:

Step 1: Drying the flowers

If you are going to cast flowers in epoxy, it is very important that the flowers are thoroughly dry; 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. You can do this using chinchilla sand, which you can buy at pet shops. Once the flowers have dried properly, you can move on to making the epoxy!

Step 2: Making UV Epoxy

In this step, we are going to prepare the epoxy. We recommend using RESION UV Resin Art Epoxy (LV). This is a high quality epoxy resin that is highly resistant to UV light. So the use of UV stabiliser is not necessary and the epoxy does not yellow! In addition, the epoxy is very clear and easy to process due to the 2 to 1 mixing ratio, making it ideal for casting flowers in epoxy! Making RESION UV Resin Art Epoxy goes as follows: to start with, put on the nitrile gloves. Weigh component A (base) and component B (hardener) accurately according to the mixing ratio on the packaging (2:1 by weight). Mix both components gently for 3 minutes. Remember to scrape along the edges and bottom of the mixing cup.

Tip: to achieve a good result, it is very important to handle the mixing ratio accurately. Therefore, always weigh with a scale and make sure you mix the epoxy correctly.

Step 3: Casting the flowers in epoxy

After you have prepared the epoxy, we are going to pour the flower into epoxy. First, pour a small layer of epoxy into the mould and hang the flower in there. In the video, Leen has pressed the stem of the flower through a mixing spatula to keep the flower in place. After the first layer has been poured, you can fill the rest of the mould to the brim with epoxy. Then let the epoxy cure for at least 24 hours.

Final result

After the epoxy has hardened, you can carefully remove the result from the mould. The result may be a little dull in some places. In this case, you can polish the cube to bring back the shine. You have now cast your flower in epoxy! And are you happy with the result? Do you have any questions about flowers cast in epoxy or would you like to share photos of your works with us? If so, feel free to contact our customer service team!

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