DIY Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights

How to Make Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights

How to Make Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights

I am on a resin kick! I always feel so fancy when I find a new material that looks like it’s really hard to work with but in all actuality is a total snap. That’s resin, folks. We have a few projects like this one coming up and I can’t wait to share! But for now, how about an easy DIY that you can personalize and give to all of your besties this Valentine’s Day? I think some conversation heart paperweights will probably do the trick. These things are fun to make, cool to look at, and will definitely have a DIY wow-factor when you gift them to your besties.

Step 1: Mix the resin according to the instructions on the packaging. Put equal parts of resin and hardener into a cup and stir for two minutes. Transfer to another cup and continue to stir for another two minutes.
Step 2: Pour the resin into the heart mold. Fill about halfway.
Step 3: Gently set your beads down on the surface of the resin, being sure to account for the reversed letters; what you see on top of the resin will be the back side of the paperweight. The beads should sink toward the bottom. A note about this step: as you’re adding the beads and letting them sink to the bottom, they may shift in their positions. Use a toothpick to gently nudge them back into place. Don’t push them all the way to the bottom of the mold; try not to let them touch but just have them hover above the bottom.
Step 4: Allow the resin to cure according to the instructions in the kit.
Step 5: Once cured, remove the paperweights from the molds.

I have to tell you, I agonized over what words to put in these! I debated for a while about using some of the old tried-and-true conversation heart sayings but in the end I made up a few of my own. What’s better than a conversation heart that demands brunch?! Nothing, I tell ya. Have fun! xoxo

P.S. More conversation heart projects!

How to Make Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights

How to Make Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights

17 thoughts on “DIY Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights”

  1. I’m so bummed that the directions are no longer linked via Darby Smart. Is there a way to still have directions to this DIY? I was looking for a Galentine’s craft for a my party.

    1. Hi Sharon! Sorry about that. Darby has a habit of pulling content down and not letting us know. I just updated the post so that the instructions are available. Hope you have a great time! I’d love to see photos if you end up trying it out! xo

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