Candy Sprinkles Resin Keychain DIY
Hey friends, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft, showing you another awesome resin craft idea. October just screams candy to me, probably because of Halloween…so this resin candy keychain is perfect for this time of year. So get out your baking sprinkles and alphabet beads and let’s make some candy inspired art!
You will need:
- Castin’ Craft: Clear Polyester Casting Resin
- Cabinet knob molds : Rectangular Pulls
- Mold Release and Conditioner
- Alphabet Beads
- Candy sprinkles and various other candies
- Drill and bit
- Ball chain keychain
Let’s get started! Begin by covering your work area with paper or a plastic tablecloth. Then read all the instructions and mixing directions for the clear polyester casting resin. Work in a well ventilated area…and if possible, not inside the house, like garage. If indoors, open windows and doors to allow air flow. Spray your molds with the release and conditioner according to package directions and set on work surface. Then mix up 3 ounces of resin with the proper amount of catalyst. Stir for the full minute and then gently pour about 1/8 inch of resin in each mold form. Let them set for about 20 minutes.Check that the resin is set enough, try tipping the mold slightly and see if the resin is still runny. It needs to be gel-like but not hardened yet. Then fill the mold with colorful sprinkles and candy.
Or add the cute alphabet beads…note that some of the colors will fade and possibly bleed. The red beads bled the most and the blue, green and yellows faded. Still, they look adorable. You’ll notice that the beads sit right on top of that layer of resin which is perfect…you do not want them to sink to the bottom.Fill around the beads with sprinkles. I love the thick mass of sprinkles, it’s like the cupcake of my dreams.Work quickly to get everything set and then wait about 20 more minutes.After 20 minutes, mix up another 3-4 ounces of resin according to package directions. Then pour over the candy sprinkles and fill the molds. At this point, I let them set up overnight to about 24 hours.Remove them from the molds, they should pop out easily because of the release and conditioner spray. Buff them with a firm dish cloth to bring out their shine. Now get a drill and bit and drill a hole right through the resin and candy.String the ball chain right through the hole and it is ready to use as a keychain. I love the brightly colored sprinkles and candy!Great for hooking to your keys or on a backpack as a zipper pull, or even worn as a necklace.Great for handmade holiday gifts and any time of year. The perfect way to immortalize the candy you love.
Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.