How To Make Christmas Rings For Gifts

What you will need:

• Resin and resin hardener, plastic mixing container and stirring sticks
• Plastic mould, such as a silicon ice tray, cleaned and dried
• Old memorabilia, such as small buttons
• Bright coloured fabric
• File
• Mask and gloves
• Ring bands

Process:

Before you begin, make sure you are wearing the safety equipment, and are in a well-ventilated space; outdoors is preferable.

1. Get your resin, plastic container and stirring stick.

2. Grab the mould and check that your buttons or other pieces fit inside each mould.

3. Then take your fabric and cut pieces the same shape as the mould. The fabric will provide a colourful backdrop to your ring.

4. Mix the resin and the hardener using a wooden skewer, stirring slowly to avoid air bubbles.

5. Pour a small amount – approximately 2mm – into the base of the mould and allow it to harden for about 2 hours.

6. Place in your memorabilia.

7. Add another layer of resin over the top.

8. Once this layer has dried, place the coloured fabric, face down into the mould.

9. Add a final layer of resin and carefully place the ring band in before it has set.

10. Allow the ring to cure in a warm place for 24 hours.

11. Once the rings have completely hardened, turn them out of the mould and file off any of the rough edges.

12. Give them a quick polish with window cleaner and wrap to make the perfect Christmas gift!!

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