A few years ago I tried to make a silicone mold from a vintage bottle so I could make a resin replica. The process did not go well for me at all. So when I saw some cute little silicone vase molds, I knew I had to try them out. I have had a blast playing with them. These would make such a sweet little gift filled with tiny wild flowers or could be used in a dollhouse.
Step 1: Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions, allow the indicated wait time.
Step 2: Dry a variety of wildflowers . You can do this ahead of time by placing flowers and leaves between white paper, newspaper and heavy books. Allow them a couple weeks to dry.
Step 3: Brush a thin layer of resin on the side of the silicone bottle mold. Place flower in resin and very gently brush another layer of resin over the flower.
Step 4: Put silicone mold together and pinch sides with tiny clothespins. Place them in such a way that the mold stands upright with them in place.
Step 5: Pour Resin into mold. The tricky part is figuring out how much resin to pour in. It is easiest to try less than you think and press the silicone middle down in the mold and see if there is enough resin to fill the mold. If not, remove the center, add a little more and do it again. Allow resin to cure.
Step 6: Paint a thin coat of resin on the bottom silicone mold. Add dried flowers if desired to the bottom silicone mold. Add resin. Allow resin to cure.
Step 7: Once cured, pop resin pieces out of the molds. Use an Exacto knife to smooth seams.
Step 8: Add bottom to vase. Push it up into the vase. Set vase on table and use handle end of the paintbrush to push the bottom in place. Be sure to go all the way around the edge
Step 9: Add packing tape around bottom of vase. Trim tape if desired.
Step 10: Mix a small amount of ICE Resin® according to the manufacturer’s directions and allow the indicated wait time. Drip a thin layer of resin in to seal the bottom of bottle. Rotate bottle around to be sure it is completely sealed. Place in a bowl of sand to hold level. Allow time to cure. Remove tape and smooth any uneven edges with an Exacto knife.
Tips & Tricks:
• You could skip steps 9 and 10 if you don’t need a watertight seal.
• You can add any combination of glitters, opal, tints, spices etc.
• My molds came with a cap mold as well, which I chose not to use for this project. You could add
all sorts of tiny treasures to the bottles and add a lid and seal them with a bit of resin.