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How To Make A Lotus Flower Resin Candle Holder

A step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own DIY resin candle holder using a lotus flower-shaped mold and colored resin.

Lotus flowers are some of the most beautiful flowers in the world. They are often used in art and decoration because of their unique look.

You can make your own lotus flower candle holder using resin. This is a simple project that anyone can do, and it will add a touch of elegance to any room.

Keep reading for instructions on how to make your own resin candle holder.

resin candle holder

 

I received product from ETI Resin Crafts used in this post, however, all opinions and love for this product are 100% mine. This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Please see my full disclosure here.

You may also want to check out my resin sunflower craft tutorial. 

Let’s get started!

Resin Candle Holder Supplies

pour on resin and lotus flower mold

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resin powder to add to resin

How to Make A Lotus Flower Resin Candle Holder

When working with resin, it’s very important to follow the directions with the exact measurements of 1 part resin and 1 part hardener, otherwise, the resin won’t set properly.

Also, be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and wear disposable gloves. If you must work inside, wear a mask.

Step 1.

Start by pouring equal parts resin and hardener into separate mixing cups. For this candle holder I used 2 ounces of resin and 2 ounces of hardener.  

mixing cups for resin and hardener

 

Step 2.

Stir both resin and hardener mixture slowly with a stir stick for about two minutes.

Quick tip: Mixing it slowly will help keep the number of bubbles down.

Step 3.

Once you have stirred them well, pour the mixed resin and mixed hardener into a 3rd CLEAN mixing cup

pouring hardener into resin

Stir again until well blended about 2 minutes. It’s important not to skip this step as it may not set properly.

Step 4.

Now it’s time to add color! I started by adding the main color of Purple Mountain Metallic.  

purple resin powder

This color is just stunning! Mix well using a NEW stir stick.

mixed purple resin

Step 5.

Next up, I added the  Diamond Dust Glitter.  Add as much, or as little, glitter as you like. I didn’t measure but just kept adding glitter until it looked sparkly enough.

adding diamond dust

 

Step 6.

I really wanted the color to have depth and dimension, so I decided to add another colorant. This time I went with Violet Pearl Metallic. This color is amazing and really adds that pearl finish that I love.

pearl metallic colorant in resin

Step 7.

Now it’s time to pour your mixture into the resin mold. If your resin mold has been used before, prepare it with Mold Release Conditioner

This will help make it easier to “de-mold”, or remove the finished mold.

pouring resin into mold

Slowly pour the resin into the mold. This was my first time using this mold and it took me a minute to figure out the best way to add the resin.

It worked best to squeeze the mold a little so the resin flowed into the entire lotus flower. I continued to add the resin until it was completely full.

poured resin in mold

You want to try to get as few air bubbles as possible, so take your time while pouring. You can also tap the mold a few times to help release any air bubbles. 

Step 8.

Next up, I ran a heat gun across the top of the resin to remove any air bubbles.

Let the resin cure…

The hardest part for me is waiting. It’s best to let it cure overnight, but if you are anxious (like me) a good 8 hours should be fine.

Step 9.

Now for the big reveal…

dried resin

Slowly work the mold by pulling the mold down and turning it until the finished product starts to come out. It can be a little difficult with larger molds, but this one was pretty easy.

de-molding

I definitely have bubbles on the bottom, but thankfully there are no bubbles on the front of the candle holder.

Since this was my first time using this type of mold I have a few ideas for the next one to minimize these bubbles.

Lotus Flower Resin Candle Holder

Look at how stunning this beauty is…

finished lotus flower resin candle holder

 

I love that you can see all the diamond dust glitter and the color varies based on the light. You can really see depth and dimension in these next photos:

close up of tea light candle holder with resin

 

lotus flower resin candle holder on pink background

And look at how beautiful it looks with a tea light:

tea light candle holder

Close up of resin candle holder…

with tea light holder

 

This lotus flower resin mold is large enough to hold a votive candle too:

resin candle holder

 

Here is a view of the mold next to the finished candle holder:

Lotus Flower mold and finished resin candle

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I really hope you enjoyed this resin tutorial. Have fun making one of these at home with friends or family members. You can even give them away as gifts during holidays such as Mother’s Day and Valentine’s day.

For Christmas, I bundled a resin candle holder with a 12 pack of scented tea lights and a matchbox for a sweet gift idea.

If you do make this resin craft project, be sure to share photos of your finished projects. I’d love to feature them on Facebook or Instagram. 

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Alexandra

Tuesday 28th of December 2021

Wow! This is gorgeous!!

Gail @Purple Hues and Me

Tuesday 28th of December 2021

Your lotus flower resin candle holder looks fabulous, Michelle! And of course I love the color, too! I've never worked with resin and look forward to trying it one day! It seems to be a fun and beautiful new craft technique for me to try! Thanks for sharing your awesome tutorial!

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