DIY Resin Cactus Charms

Make yourself a "prickly pair" of cactus charms using sparkly resin! 

DIY Resin Cactus Charms

Cactus and succulents are popping up all over, especially in home decor and fashion. I've been wanting to make myself some new jewelry, and these adorable Cactus Charms are just what I was looking for. With just a bit of glitter and resin, I was able to make the cutest cactus jewelry - and I'm excited to share it with you so you can make some for yourself!!

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DIY Resin Cactus Charms

To make your own DIY Resin Cactus Charms, you will need these supplies:


DIY Resin Cactus Charms

Pour equal parts of resin and hardener into the mixing cup. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and wear disposable gloves! Stir the resin mixture together with a stir stick for two minutes, and then pour the resin into a clean mixing cup. Stir the resin again for another minute or two with a clean stir stick.

Split the resin into two separate mixing cups. In one cup, add 1-2 drops of green dye and some green glitter. In the other cup, add in 1-2 drops of red dye and pink glitter. I also added some iridescent glitter to both cups. Stir each cup of resin well until the dyes and glitter are combined.

DIY Resin Cactus Charms

Cut a 4-5 inch piece of packaging tape and fold one of the ends over to make it easier to move around. Stick the cactus charms to the tape and use a brayer tool to press them down well.

DIY Resin Cactus Charms

Use a toothpick or a skewer to add a small drop of the pink glittered resin to the flower parts of the cactus charms. Be very careful not to overfill! If the resin leaks underneath the charm, leave it there to cure. It will all be okay!

DIY Resin Cactus Charms

Fill the rest of the charms in with the green glittered resin using a clean toothpick or the end of a skewer. Again, be careful not to overfill and don't panic if you see the resin leaking.

DIY Resin Cactus Charms

Use a lighter or blow through a straw to remove any air bubbles. Leave the resin to cure in an undisturbed area for 12-24 hours. The resin is completely cured when it is no longer tacky to the touch.

DIY Resin Cactus Charms

Slowly and carefully peel the packaging tape away from the cactus charms. As long as the resin is cured, it should come off without a problem. If the tape leaves behind any sticky residue on the charm, you can gently wipe it away with some rubbing alcohol.

If the resin leaked underneath the charm, simply use a craft knife to gently cut or scrape away the excess resin along the metal part of the charm. Be careful not to accidentally scratch the resin that’s inside the charm!

DIY Resin Cactus Charms

Aren't these charms so cute! You can use them for just about anything - jewelry, zipper pulls, or even a keychain!

DIY Resin Cactus Charms

To turn these into jewelry, add a jump ring to the charm hook. Thread a chain through for a necklace, and add earring hooks to make matching earrings! I am so excited about this resin cactus jewelry and think it would make such a cute gift for friends or family. What do you think?

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