From Lantern to Winter Wonderland

Holiday crafting is my FAVORITE! And in Michigan winter is a holiday! Michele here today to share some wintery molding fun... I've transformed a lantern candleholder into Frosty's winter wonderland!

How To

I used Amazing Mold Rubber and Amazing Casting Resin for the snowman in this festive lantern. I started with a ceramic ornament and molded it in Amazing Mold Rubber. First, I need to build a moldbox, so I hot glued him to the lid of an empty mold rubber container.

Next, I used some cardboard from a box I received some crafty goodness in to create my mold box. I created a cylinder shape and secured with tape – leaving at least 1/4" around all sides of the snowman original.

Make sure you seal completely around the bottom. I used hot glue to seal the box to the lid.

Mix container of Amazing Mold Rubber according to the directions (CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation).

And pour until whatever you are casting is completely covered. Set aside to cure

After the rubber is cured, gently peel away the mold box

Pull item from mold. If needed, carefully slit down the side of the mold with a blade so you can remove what you molded To prepare mold for resin casting, I used rubber bands around the mold to make sure I had a good seal.

 

To prepare mold for resin casting, I used rubber bands around the mold to make sure I had a good seal.

Then filled with Amazing Casting Resin (CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation). In about 15 minutes the snowman is cured and ready to remove from mold! Can you see all that texture??!

I used my Copic markers to do some coloring.

Add a little snow and a tree with lights... and a cute little deer to complete the scene. And viola! A cute wintery scene!