Pixel Heart Glitter Resin Keychains DIY
Hello Resin Crafters, Natalie from Doodlecraft here sharing a fun craft, perfect for Valentine’s gifts. Make pixel heart glitter resin keychains as the perfect Valentine’s Day handout. These heart keychains are perfect for keeping track of keys, hooking on a zipper or adorning a backpack. Add loads of sparkly glitter to EasyCast resin for the perfect shimmering finish!
I used 4 shades of glistening gold, copper and rose gold glitter to give these pixel heart keychains their depth and shiny finish.
Supplies Needed for Pixel Heart Keychains:
- EasyCast Resin
- Pixel Heart Silicone Mold
- Mixing Cups, Stirring Sticks, Disposable Gloves
- Screw Eyes
- Mini Carabiner
Step 1: Mixing Resin
Begin by mixing a few ounces of EasyCast Resin in the 2 phase process. Make sure to read the instructions thoroughly before mixing. Then stir in all the delicious glitter.
If you aren’t sure how much resin to mix up, here’s a trick:
Fill up the mold with water. Then pour the water into a measuring cup. This will let you know how much resin needs to be mixed to fill the mold.
Step 2: Pouring Resin in Pixel Heart Mold
Now pour the glittery mixed resin into the pixel heart silicone mold.
Let the resin sit for twenty minutes, then pop the bubbles that form on the top. You can use a heat gun, mini torch or gently blow through a straw holding it near the bubbles.
Step 3: Curing Resin
Now let the resin sit undisturbed for 24-48 hours to allow the resin to cure. Then the best part–pop the hearts out of the mold.
The glitter gives the hearts so much depth and sparkle!
Step 4: Pixel Heart Keychain Hardware
Now it’s time to add the keychain hardware. At this point, you could put a pendant bail on them and make necklaces, add knob pulls and make dresser knobs, or any number of other things. But today we are making keychains.
Use a drill bit the size of the screw eye to pilot a small hole in the top of the heart.
Then twist the screw eye into the drilled hole.
Finally hook the mini carabiner in the screw eye loop.
Repeat the same process for all the little heart keychains. Now they are ready to attach to a Valentine and pass out to friends, family and teachers.
Make some and share them on social media! Tag @resincraftsblog and @doodlecraft so we can cheer you on!
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.