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DIY Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights

I love this resin craft paperweight for Valentine’s Day! Create your own faux conversation heart paperweights with resin and give them as gifts or keep one for yourself to dress up your workspace.

How to Make Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights

I am such a fan of resin craft ideas! 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.

(I have lots of other resin craft ideas, like resin coasters, modern table placecards using resin, and even this tarantula Halloween paperweight.)

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A Fun and Easy Resin Craft for Valentine’s Day

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 these conversation heart paperweights will probably do the trick. These are fun to make, cool to look at, and will definitely have a DIY wow-factor when you gift them to your besties or your Valentine.

I love the polished look of this resin craft, especially after you add your own special touch with a Valentine message (or something else fun inside the resin!).

How to Make Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights

What You Need for Resin Crafts

If you’re new to resin crafts, don’t be scared! It can seem mysterious and difficult but it’s really quite easy to work with.

I recommend a simple resin kit if it’s your first time because it comes with everything you’ll need to make your first project. Then if you enjoy the technique, you can invest in more supplies.

In a resin kit, you’ll usually get resin, hardener, measuring cups, stir sticks, and gloves. For this resin craft, you’ll also need alphabet beads (or whatever item you want to encase in your resin), and toothpicks.

See our linked list below to grab all of the supplies you’ll need.

Where to Buy Resin Craft Supplies and Molds

If you have a local craft store, check there for a resin craft kit or supplies. Most hobby shops or craft supply stores will have the basic materials that you’ll need (and shopping local is always a great idea!).

If not, see our linked list above to purchase online.

Other Ideas for Additions to Your Resin

I created our paperweight resin craft with alphabet beads, because I wanted to give the paperweights a conversation heart vibe for Valentine’s Day.

But you can add so many other things to your resin paperweight! Here are just a few ideas.

How to Create This Resin Craft Paperweight Idea for Valentine’s DAy

  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.
  2. As you’re stirring, use smooth motions and try not to create any extra air bubbles. This will help keep the resin as clear as possible.
  3. Pour the resin into the heart mold. Fill about halfway. 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.
  4. The beads should sink toward the bottom. 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.
  5. Allow the resin to cure according to the instructions in the kit. Once cured, remove the paperweights from the molds.
How to Make Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights

Message Ideas To Add To Your Resin Craft

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.

Here are a few more ideas!

  • You Make My Heart Beat
  • You’re Just My Type
  • You + Me
  • Squad
  • Besties
  • xoxo
  • Swipe Right
  • Better Half

Even More Valentine Ideas

For more Valentine’s Day inspiration, check out these ideas!

How to Make Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights
Yield: Resin Paperweights

Paperweight Resin Craft

How to Make Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights

This resin craft is a fun idea to create for Valentine's Day gifts!

Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • resin kit
  • resin molds
  • alphabet beads

Tools

  • toothpicks

Instructions

    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.
    2. As you're stirring, use smooth motions and try not to create any extra air bubbles. This will help keep the resin as clear as possible.
    3. Pour the resin into the heart mold. Fill about halfway. 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.
    4. The beads should sink toward the bottom. 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.
    5. Allow the resin to cure according to the instructions in the kit. Once cured, remove the paperweights from the molds.

Notes

Be sure to try adding other materials to your resin in substitute for the beads! Dried flowers, gold leaf, and confetti are all fun ideas.

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19 thoughts on “DIY Resin Conversation Heart Paperweights

  1. What a great way to always have that little reminder from your sweetheart on your desk!! Love itttttt!

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  4. 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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