If you guys have ever wondered about why you follow my blog, prepare to have all your doubts quenched. This post is the one. This is the content you signed up for.
Hello, internet friends – if you somehow missed both the title and that massive, Pinterest worthy image (#5 baby), today we’re going to be learning how to make our own crystals. And once you’ve finished reading, you’ll hopefully go and get your eyes checked. (And Pin that image. I’ll win you over eventually.) But first: background. Because it wouldn’t be one of my posts without an unnecesarrily long intro, would it?
Actually, today the intro is kind of necessary, so take that self-depecrating humour!
As we are 17 days deep now (no seriously, can someone tell me where time is going please? Are you hoarding it? Is there a hole in my head somewhere that it’s just disappearing through?) you guys are probably well are that April is collab month! Every post I’ve done this month is in collaboration with someone else . . . and this post is no different.
This post is part 2 of Bayance and I’s spring room refresh collab! In our first post, we shared some tips for cleaning your room – and now we’re sharing some DIYs to make it look all pretty. Make sure you take a look at Bayance’s DIYs too!
Anyways . . . let’s get this show on the road. You guys know I don’t fuck with things that take real skill, so this DIY is way easier than it looks.
You Will Need:
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- Personally, your girl is almost embarassingly lazy and instead of picking flowers and drying them, I order them off Etsy. Hey, I’m supporting small businesses. Plus, I live in London – where are you expecting me to pick dainty, craftable flowers from? The internet, that’s where.
Pink Dried Flower Bouquet – Etsy – £5.50
Blue Dried Flower Bouquet – Etsy – £5.50
- Resin is the thing the crystals are made out of – and, conveniently, it’s super easy to make. This is the exact brand I use and it works a treat . . . plus it’s available from Amazon, which is pretty convenient.
Amazon UK – Resin Kit – £15.72
Amazon US – Resin Kit – $17.67Crystal moulds.
- These were an absolute pain in the ass to find; I only found two sellers, they’re both abroad and from Etsy. I’m actually on the hunt for larger crystals, but I’ve had no luck on that front so far. This is the seller I used and their moulds were perfect!
Crystal Mould – Etsy – £7.25And that, my dear friends, is it!
What You Need To Do:
Instead of writing a long method for something that really took no time at all, I made a video. It’s 1 minute 14 seconds – have a watch!
- Cut down one side of your moulds so you can just pop the crystal right out. If you do this, make sure you tape the cut closed while leaving the crystals to set.
- When you first pour the resin, wait a minute and come back to top it up. It takes a while to move down the mould and set, so you could think you’ve filled it up . . . and end up with it halfway full.
- Leave a few hours longer than the recommended setting time. The resin is still slightly malleable once it’s set so you can deform it.
- Water + resin = liquid. Make sure you don’t get it wet while it’s setting or just set.
I’m really excited to experiment more with these; there’s so much resin left over (and I’ve already made like 4 rounds of these and similar things. I have some awesome bookmarks to show you) and the moulds are reuseable. One thing I did try was adding glitter to a batch and that looked awesome. There’s a lot of potential for this craft . . . we shall see what I try next.
(To create a sacrificial altar, that’s what I’m going to try next. Fight me on it.)
Now, if you liked these but aren’t looking to dip your toes in the DIY pool, remember they’re one of the prizes in my giveaway! You’ve got until April 30th to enter, so head on over and join in!
And with that, we conclude this post! Make sure you take a read of Bayance’s DIY too – we’re going to have your room looking bloody gorgeous by the time we’re done.
What did you guys think of this DIY? Do you like crystals – would you try create this yourself? Did you like the video? Let me know your thoughts down below!