Beautiful Weeds: Preserve a Dandelion in Resin

Agnes Niewiadomski

Maker Extraordinaire from Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario. Lover of all things CNC and handmade.

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By Agnes Niewiadomski

Maker Extraordinaire from Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario. Lover of all things CNC and handmade.

agnesmakes.com @agawaffle

230 Articles

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After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Dandelion Collective has been producing these gorgeous paper weights made from dried out dandelions and clear resin. Each weed is carefully hand selected, dried, and preserved into a perfectly polished sphere of cast polyester resin, with a small flat base so it doesn’t roll away. These are available for purchase, however The Dandelion Collective has been nice enough to share the process and produce this little video showing you how you can create your own DIY version.

This is a great project to try if you want to get into casting with resin, and makes a fantastic one of a kind gift. You will have to plan ahead since the dandelions need to be picked and dried out for about two weeks. Spring couldn’t come any sooner, right?

Check out Dandelion Paper Weights website to find out more about this awesome product.

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