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.
23 thoughts on “Beautiful Weeds: Preserve a Dandelion in Resin”
This is not an easy task . . .
I was expecting to see some tricks revealed like not using hydroscopic mixing tools like wooden stir sticks, paper cups, anything that would introduce moisture. Keeping the resin warm, put the mold in a container that can be evacuated with a vacuum pump to release air bubbles . . .
Hey Jim you seem knowledgeable in this, would you know of a better resource for noobs looking to get into resin casting?
I am a noob too. I am experimenting with the process but Google vacuum (or pressure)(or ultrasonic) degassing resin casts:
A few tips here:
How (and Why) to Vacuum Degas RTV Silicone Rubber and Casting Resins in a Degassing Chamber
I like the idea of building my own equipment and there a lot of tips on Youtube.
great thanks for that. quite a bit more complex but looks worth it for the results
Nice concept, terrible video!
Why does everyone get so upset over a vertical video??? I don’t get it. Pick your battles, seriously.
Why does everyone get so upset over people getting upset about a vertical video??? I don’t get it…
Just rotate your phone!
I tried, but it made no difference to my computer.. WTF??
Can’t wait to try it!
I’m going to give this a whirl with my students!
The one thing we really wanted to see is how the dandelion was opened.
I really wanted to see how the tin was opened, but they seemed to skip through that bit.
Thank you for sharing! <3
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neat project but this video moves way too slow
Did anyone else cringe watching the opening of the resin can?
I had visions of blood everywhere.
We have had one of these for many years. On the bottom is a label that says “TARAX INFINITY PRODUCTS LTD HANDCRAFTED IN CANADA”
Hardest part of the project – opening the can.
I didn’t see anywhere on the video where they said they dried the dandelion. Instead it showed that they put the freshly ‘puffed’ dandelion into the resin.
ummmmm….. The part where they said to let it dry, and showed a timelapse of it puffing over 1-2 days. I am amazed that it sayed together as they put it in the resin.
You’re so kind to share this resin diy tutorial. It’s so beautiful.
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