Try a New Crafting Skill With This Floral Resin Bookmark

Whip up this DIY with a two-part resin kit and a handful of crafting supplies — and make really cute tassels while the bookmarks dry.

Resin Bookmarks With Dried Flowers Inside Placed In Books on Table

DIY Resin Floral Bookmark

HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz shares step-by-step instructions for a cute resin bookmark. To make, you will need a resin kit, dried flowers, gold flakes, bookmark molds, embroidery floss, four plastic cups, scissors, tweezers, toothpicks, wooden craft sticks, a mask and gloves.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

There’s just something extremely satisfying about escaping into a good book, but books do require a placeholder when it's time to come back to reality. Stop folding down page corners and make a floral resin bookmark with these quick, step-by-step instructions from HGTV Handmade's Danielle Boaz. Then top them off with a cute tassel that takes minutes to make.

Resin Bookmarks With Dried Flowers Inside Placed In Books on Table

DIY Resin Floral Bookmark

HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz shares step-by-step instructions for a cute resin bookmark. To make, you will need a resin kit, dried flowers, gold flakes, bookmark molds, embroidery floss, four plastic cups, scissors, tweezers, toothpicks, wooden craft sticks, a mask and gloves.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Materials + Tools

  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • toothpicks
  • wooden craft sticks
  • protective gloves
  • face mask

Note: When crafting with resin, always wear a mask and gloves and work in a well-ventilated area.

Trim + Arrange Florals

First, gather dried florals (Image 1) and trim them with scissors to fit into the bookmark molds. Tip: Dry your own flowers in the microwave with this clever trick. Place flowers into molds using tweezers and arrange into desired pattern (Image 2). Accent the bookmarks with specks of gold leaf flakes between florals (Image 3).

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Measure + Mix Resin

Prepare resin by following the instructions on the two-part epoxy kit (Image 1); always wear a mask and gloves and work in a well-ventilated area. For Danielle’s kit, measure the resin and hardener into their own separate cups. Pour 2 ounces of hardener into one cup and 2 ounces of resin into the other. Then, in a new cup, pour the resin and hardener together and mix thoroughly with a wooden craft stick. Tip: Stir slowly to avoid milky streaks and air bubbles. Lastly, pour the mixture into a new cup (Image 2).

Pour Resin + Let Dry

Gently pour a thin layer of resin over the arranged flowers, one mold at a time (Image 1). Tip: If the flowers move around, simply adjust using tweezers. Add a little more resin to any empty areas in the molds where needed. Then, take your wooden stick and smooth over the top of each mold to remove any overflow (Image 2) and pop any air bubbles with a toothpick. Let the molds dry according to the resin kit instructions; Danielle’s mix requires overnight drying, or about 12 hours.

Bonus: Gold Leaf Technique

Take 1 tablespoon of remaining gold leaf flakes and add it to the leftover resin cup (Image 1). Stir with a wooden craft stick to gently break up the flakes. Then, pour the mixture into a bookmark mold. Smooth over the top with the wooden craft stick and pop any air bubbles with a toothpick (Image 2). Let dry overnight.

Make Tassel

While the bookmarks dry, make a colorful tassel. Start by wrapping embroidery floss around three of your fingers about 15 times to create a loose bundle. Then snip the end with scissors (Image 1). Next, trim an 8-inch piece of thread, pull it through the middle of the bundle and tie a knot (Image 2). Trim another small piece of thread and tie it tightly around the top of the bundle to create the tassel look (Image 3). Using scissors, cut the embroidery floss bundle in half to create the tassel and even the ends with scissors. Tape the tassel to a work table and finish by twisting the two long strings together (Image 4). Twist for about 4 inches and tie a knot to secure the end (Image 5).

Assemble + Share

Once the bookmarks are dry, pull the tassel thread through the small hole at the top of the bookmark and tie a knot (Image 1). Tuck the new resin bookmark between the pages of your next novel or share a few with your friends (Image 2).

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