Pottery Barn Inspired DIY Resin Paperweights

I’ve been dying to make a project with resin lately, and when I saw some beautiful glass paperweights on the Pottery Barn website, I knew I could make my own version. Plus, with resin you can get the look of glass but encase anything you like in it. I used some slices of agate stone to make mine, but you could easily turn this into a fun project for the kids by using some toy dinosaurs instead. Follow along to make your own DIY resin paperweights. 





Step 1: Start by reading and following all of the instructions on your resin kit. These are strong chemicals and you want to be sure to use them properly. A resin kit will generally provide you with two bottles of liquid that you mix together to create a mixture that will harden over time. Start by measuring equal parts of each liquid into your cups. 


Step 2: Combine the two liquids by pouring simultaneously into a new cup.


Step 3: Stir together constantly for two minutes. 


Step 4: Pour that mixture into another container to fully mix the two liquids. Then stir for another minute. When the two liquids are completely mixed, you should see a clear mixture with no strands of color. 



Step 5: Pour a little bit of the resin into the mold and let set for fifteen minutes to create a base layer. 


Step 6: Place your agate stone (or whatever item you are encasing) into the mold and continue pouring resin until the object is covered. 


Step 7: Set aside and let the resin dry for a few days, and once it has hardened you can pop out your new paperweights!


Step 8: Resin can be sanded, so if you have any sharp edges, just sand them down so that they are smooth. Stack them up and make your desk organized and pretty!

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