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Despite the fact that I have a handful of people waiting on Minnie Mouse Popsockets, I haven’t touched my resin supplies in months. I was finally pushed back into resin crafts with some new supplies, and I’m so excited that I have a new project to share with you!
Minnie Mouse Ear Headband Keychains
The first step in making my Minnie Ears Keychains is getting this cute little Minnie Ears mold. The next step is mixing up your resin. I ended up getting a new brand of resin out of necessity and I am now in love! Amazing Clear seems to cure much faster and harder than the resin I had been using. My only complaint? It has a strong chemical smell so make sure you’re using this resin in a well-ventilated area!
You’ll want to make a tiny batch of resin and add glitter in your desired color for the bow part of the mold. The resin tools I had previously purchased came in handy for moving the resin into the bow area without making a mess. Once the bow resin has at least partially cured, you can add more glitter-filled resin into the rest of the mold. The tools are handy yet again for making sure you get the tiny little ends of the headband completely filled.
Glitter will sink to the bottom of your resin, so you’ll want to really stuff as much glitter as you can into your resin mix to avoid lines of clear resin in your pieces. This will make the resin super thick, but it will still settle into your molds.
I still use my same old set of measuring spoons to measure out the resin. Make sure if you use a set of measuring spoons for crafts that they are only used for crafts. I clean my spoons off with a paper towel dipped in rubbing alcohol. Always resist the urge to clean with water – rubbing alcohol works best!
I domed both sides of the Minnie Ears with more resin to give it a finished appearance. Another shout-out for my new brand of resin-it domed perfectly! Don’t know what I mean when I say doming? Hop over to my popsockets post where I explain the process.
I finished off my Minnie Ears by adding these keychains. I haven’t gone into a lot of detail on this particular project since I wanted to highlight the supplies, but if you have any questions let me know or check out my other resin posts for more tips!
- Mix a small amount of resin and add glitter in the color you choose for the bow.
- Carefully add the glitter to the bow area of the mold and allow it to cure for a few hours.
- Mix another small batch of resin and add glitter in the color you choose for the ears.
- Add glitter to fill the rest of the mold. Use a toothpick or small tool to make sure the ends of the mold are completely filled. Allow it to cure overnight.
- Remove the Minnie Ears from the mold.
- Mix a small batch of resin and use a tool or craft stick to carefully dome the top of the Minnie Ears. Repeat this process on the backside of the ears after the top has cured.
- Use jewelry pliers to attach the keychain to the Minnie Ears.
Always work with resin in a well-ventilated area and cover your work surface. Clean up your measuring spoons and tools with rubbing alcohol and paper towels instead of water.
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