The idea for this project came when I found an adorable flamingo popsicle mold last summer. Instead of using the mold to make tasty frozen treats, I used it to create sweet resin plant flamingos to decorate our flower pots.
I found this silicone mold in the dollar area at Target last summer, so it might be difficult to find this exact mold. Any silicone mold for popsicles or ice cubes would work just as well. Or, if you would rather your plant markers have a different shape, try a totally different type of mold.
- Envirotex Lite
- Castin’ Craft resin pigments in red and white
- Mixing cups and stir sticks
- Flamingo ice cube or popsicle mold
Wearing protective gloves, begin by mixing the Envirotex Lite resin according to the package directions, making sure to follow the two-cup mixing technique. Once the resin is fully mixed, stir in a drop of white resin pigment and a drop of red. Start with just one drop of each, and then mix the resin fully before adding additional pigment to avoid over coloring the resin. You are aiming for the vibrant pink of traditional lawn flamingos.
I inserted a wooden skewer in the opening of the mold meant for a popsicle stick. If you are using an ice cube tray, you will need to pierce the mold before inserting the skewer.
Next, use hot glue to seal up the hole around the skewer. Don’t skimp on glue! I wasn’t as thorough around one of my two skewers, and I ended up with a leak.
Place the flamingo mold on a level surface. Carefully pour the pink resin mixture into the cavities of the silicone mold. You can see that I had some of the resin leak out of the flamingo on the right side of the mold. This is why it’s always a good idea to protect your work surface when crafting with resin. Use a long arm lighter to pop any bubbles that rise to the surface of the resin. Then cover the mold and let it fully cure before removing the flamingos from the mold.
Didn’t this flamingo turn out so cute? Add your resin flamingos to potted plants this summer.
Jessica Hill is the creative mind behind the blog, Mad in Crafts. For nearly 9 years, Jessica has shared crazy good creativity from her Mad House to yours. When she’s not creating, Jessica loves the Detroit Tigers, craft beer, and spending time with her family and rescue dog.