Making Molded Flowers and Buttons + Giveaway!


Months ago, I had promised to do a video showing how to make molds for creating flowers and buttons. I filmed the video back then, but never got around to finishing it. So I filmed some more video a few weeks ago… and am just now getting to pulling it all together. Sorry to those who waited!

This video shows how to create molds and how to use them. It is all very easy! You use this these methods to create your own plastic/sculptured/resin/cabochon flowers, buttons or other hard embellishments. And it is a lot of fun!

(Something seems to be wrong with YouTube. If you can’t see the video below, please go HERE to watch it.)

So, here are the products I like to use…

This is Mold N Pour from Ranger. This product simply rocks as it is easy to use and creates molds that are durable, flexible and safe to bake at temperatures needed for clay. It is fun to create molds from many things with this stuff! They are flexible and reusable. A little goes a long way, too. You can find Mold N Pour HERE and HERE.

This is the Ice Resin you can use to create “resin” embellishments. It is easy to use and you can use many types of reinkers or paint to add color. You can try anything! You can get Ice Resin HERE.

As for clay, there are a million places to get it. I prefer the resin. 🙂 If you have a Melting Pot and UTEE, that works, too.

If you are looking to buy some resin flowers or cabochons, you can get some HERE and HERE.

I also like to create my own colorful pieces from some of the Tim Holtz embellishments, such as THESE. (Don’t tell Tim that I am taking his brown embellishments and making my own colorful versions – ha. 🙂

If you don’t want to make your own molds, you can get them from THIS seller on etsy. However, making them is fun!

So how about a giveaway? Just leave a comment here by Friday at 11:59EST and I will pick a winner of a set of Mold N Pour. You will love it.

Good luck!

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339 thoughts on “Making Molded Flowers and Buttons + Giveaway!”

  1. I love this idea of making your own resin flowers, then you could custom color them to suit any project, so clever!! Thanks for sharing with us Jennifer.

  2. AWESOME!! I would LOVE to win!! I LOVED your video and that card that you made for the summer card camp is to DIE FOR!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

  3. there’s always something new to learn with this paper crafting, isn’t there? Thanks for the video – want to try this out!

  4. I love learning about new products and multiple uses for them. The Mold-n-Pour looks like it could come in handy to make lots of other items, too. Thanks for the great ideas.

  5. Hi Jennifer,

    I would love a chance to win the mold and pour giveaway. Watching the video and looking at the great flowers and buttons, it brought me back to when I was about 12 and I got an acrylic paperweight kit for Christmas. I loved making it from scratch and it was one of the many different craft items that my late Mom bought for me over the years.
    Thanks for the chance to win it.
    *Hugs* ~Andrea

  6. This is super cool! And looks like alot of fun creating embellishments. Thanks for a chance at winning this neat product. Have a great summer day…..

  7. I also like to make my own embellishment. Dust your polymer clay first with either baby powder or even the Perfect Pearl. It will act as a releasing agent to help you remove the caly from the mold clay.

  8. I’m sure I will never be the winner but thanks for the chance anyways, and thanks for the instructions. It’s all so neat & you make it sound easy.

  9. Thanks for another great tutorial Jennifer! I have eyed off this etsy store before and resisted the strong urge to buy and try at a later date. I had no clue it was straightforward to make moulds myself! I think I will not be able to resist this much longer!! 🙂

  10. Wow, looks like fun and the fact that you could color them to match is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  11. wow! wat a great idea! i just love those cute flowers! 🙂 wat will ranger think of next… can’t wait to find out! 😀 HAPPY CRAFTING!!! 🙂

  12. Wonderful video and thanks for the opportunity. I have only done a few beads made from paper and clay that doesn’t have to be baked (Sherrill Kahn book) and what you’ve done is so beautiful and fun ! Would love to try it!! Thanks for all you inspiration.

  13. I have some molds, I have some clay . . . . I was just short on motivation! Thanks for kicking me into gear.

  14. What an awesome idea! It is so frustrating when you find an embellishment that you like and it comes in a limited number of colors. With these products, you can customize to your color scheme! Awesome!

  15. Thanks for the tutorial! I have seen the molds before but did not know how they were made.

  16. I keep thinking I should try making my own resin flowers and buttons, but haven’t tried it yet. Thanks for the great video sharing how you make yours!

  17. I love the perfect pearled flowers! So far I haven’t found any reason to buy perfect pearls, but for this project they look inspiring! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial Jen 🙂

  18. i have been drooling over this for a while. I may have to save my pennies for it next month, already blew my budget this month!

  19. Wow, Jennifer, these are FABULOUS. I love the look of the original flowers but have always hated the bulk, so…this is a perfect solution!

  20. What a great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing this technique!! I really need to give this a try! Never heard of the Ice Resin, but I want some!!

  21. This looks like so much fun. I always feel it’s really mine when I can create some of the embellishments! These are wonderful in all the colors.

  22. thanks so much for the video and the opportunity to win some products. Your site is by far one of my favorites!

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