The Art of Preserving Dried Flowers in Resin

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As you all know, flowers represent love, gratitude & appreciation but are also one of the most perfect gifts for every occasion. They are often associated with special memories & occasions & preserving them allows you to hold those sentiments forever. 

There is no doubt that many brides choose to preserve their wedding bouquet as a keepsake so that they can cherish those moments again & also display them to others in a beautiful way. 

When it comes to preserving flowers, it's not that easy. It would help if you learned about preserving dried flowers in resin, so let's start this guide. 

But before moving, let's know the advantages of preserving dried flowers in resin……

Benefits of Preserving Flowers

  • Unique keepsake
  • Honor your tradition 
  • Use them for decorative purposes
  • Can save lots of money
  • Eco-friendly approach
  • Personal enjoyment 

Know about the Way to Preserve Dried Flowers in Resin 

Preserving dried flowers in resin can be a beautiful way to create unique and long-lasting decorative items like paperweights, jewelry, or coasters. 

Here is how you can preserve them in an effective way:- 

  • Materials You'll Need:

Dried Flowers: Ensure your flowers are completely dry and moisture-free. Pressing them between heavy books or using a flower press is a common method to dry them.

Resin: You can use epoxy resin or UV resin. Epoxy resin is more durable but takes longer, while UV resin cures quickly under UV light.

Resin Molds: Select molds that suit your project. You can find a variety of shapes and sizes, including silicone molds designed for resin casting.

Mixing Supplies: Depending on the type of resin you choose, you'll need mixing cups, stirring sticks, and a measuring scale if your resin requires precise measurements.

Safety Gear: Wear gloves and safety glasses, and work in a well-ventilated area to protect yourself from resin fumes.

  • Steps:

Prepare Your Flowers

Trim the dried flowers to the desired size and shape. Remove any leaves or stems.

Prepare the Resin:

If you're using epoxy resin, follow the expert’s advice or manufacturer's instructions for mixing. Typically, you'll mix equal parts of resin and hardener in a measuring cup. Stir thoroughly but gently to avoid introducing air bubbles.

If you're using UV resin, pour it directly into the mold.

Pour a Thin Layer of Resin:

Pour a thin layer of resin into the mold, covering the bottom. This layer will serve as the base for your flowers.

Arrange the Flowers:

Place your dried flowers into the mold on top of the thin resin layer. Arrange them as you like, ensuring they are evenly spaced and positioned.

Pour More Resin:

Pour more resin over the flowers, making sure they are fully submerged. If they float gently, you may need a toothpick or a stirring stick to push the flowers into the resin.

Eliminate Air Bubbles:

You can use a heat gun or a kitchen torch to remove air bubbles. Pass the flame over the surface of the resin briefly, which should pop any bubbles that rise to the top.

Curing:

Allow the resin to cure according to the manufacturer's instructions. This can take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days, depending on the type of resin used.

If using UV resin, place the mold under a UV lamp or in direct sunlight to cure. Follow the recommended curing time.

Demold and Finish:

Once the resin has fully cured, carefully remove the finished piece from the mold.

If you wish to create a glossy finish, you can sand the edges and apply a clear coat of resin.

Keep Your Wedding Flowers Flowers with the Help of FloFlo Flowery 

FloFlo Flowery is the first choice when preserving flowers for weddings or special occasions. You can experience the beauty of flowers with the help of our easy, quality & affordable Dried Flowers preservation methods. 

At FloFlo Flowery, we understand that your wedding bouquet holds the sentiments of your most romantic day for which you have spent your precious time or money. Therefore, we put our expertise service to put your vision together & preserve it in your desired beautiful resin.

You are free to choose your desired resin & shape to preserve your wedding flowers, for example, luxurious large round resin, stunning hexagon, large 14" round, everlasting large 14" round, square & rectangle, etc.  

Know How to Proceed with FloFlo Flowery

  • You will experience the most enchanting and romantic day of your life. The following business day, your bouquet will be shipped to your location or delivered to our studio in Kauai, Hawaii. 
  • Afterward, our expert team of FloFlo Flowery will craft a beautiful keepsake for you, which will be sent back to you within 5 to 8 weeks. 
  • You'll cherish your wedding flowers eternally in a stunning resin art piece!

Isn't it super easy? 

Feel free to contact us now!

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