Use EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy to create festive cactus ornaments in an unconventional design for your Christmas tree!
Hey Resin Crafters! Amber Oliver here with another great resin craft. The holidays are coming and I’m so excited to pull out the Christmas tree! I usually opt for a more colorful style and steer clear of the traditional reds and greens. Since I usually do things a bit differently, my ornaments are no exception! This year I’ve added some darling resin cactus ornaments to the colorful orange tree in my home office.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR RESIN CACTUS ORNAMENTS:
- EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy
- Cactus molds
- Mixing Cups
- Stir Sticks
- Castin’Craft Opaque Pigments (Green, Red, and White)
Step 1: First, prepare the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy. This is a multi-step process so don’t start mixing until you are ready to do the whole process from beginning to end!
Start by mixing EQUAL parts of the Hardener and the Resin.
Stir for two minutes (be sure to scrape the bottoms and sides) then pour from the first cup into a second and mix with a new stir stick for another minute.Step 2: Once your resin in ready, pour a small amount into another cup.
Step 3: Add a tiny amount of red to the cup with the smaller amount of resin, then add a few drops of green to the larger cup.
Step 4: Next, add a drop of white to both cups. This will make your colors more pastel and turn the red into pink!
Step 5: Use a stir stick to drop a tiny amount of pink into the holes for the cactus flowers.
Step 6: After a few minutes, pour in the green to fill the mold!
Step 7: When you’ve allowed enough time for the resin to cure, you can remove from the molds.
Step 8: Use glue to attach string to the back of your ornament so you can hang them on your tree!
Because there are so many silicon molds out there, the possibilities are endless. With this mold, I was also able to create adorable pink flamingo ornaments out of resin! Wishing you a holiday season full of fun!
Amber Oliver is a DIY and lifestyle blogger who shares easy DIY tutorials, colorful crafts, and more on her blog, Amber Oliver. She’s a native Oklahoman living “in the loop” in Houston, TX with her husband and dog. She’s an avid reader, world traveler, loves Tex Mex food, and creating everything from woodworking projects to websites. She focuses on budget friendly projects for the home and empowering women to try new things.
Your idea is great. I wish you would have a close up picture of each ornament