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Flea Market Find to Family Keepsake

Turn a great find into an heirloom!

Hello everyone! It's Tracy here to share a project I created that holds some memorabilia pieces. A few months back I purchased some wood pieces at an antique market that used to hold watch parts. I knew I wanted to use these with Amazing Clear Cast Resin at some point... easily transforming one into a keepsake.

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Step 1 Gather items to be displayed

I decided to join my parents, my in-laws, my husband in a hanging some pieces that either belonged to them or had some special meaning. I gathered some pins, a jewelry charm, tigers eye, shells and a silver heart. I also made some clay hearts that I painted red and wrote the initials of each of us on them. I played around laying them in different spots until I found the way I wanted them.

Step 2 Mix a batch of resin and fill small circles

I mixed up a small batch of equal parts of Amazing Clear Cast Resin (CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation) and then mixed in some fine glitter. I filled up the small outside circles and the top one.

 

Step 3 Mix another batch of resin for large circles and half fill

After letting cure for at least 24 hours, I mixed up another small batch of Amazing Clear Cast Resin with some gold glass glitter. I then filled the bottom half of each of the center sections.

Step 4 Add memorabilia and allow to settle

I wanted the resin to be cured, but not fully hardened so that I could lay each piece of memorabilia into the resin and it would "settle" and not move around when I add the final resin layer. I set it aside to let resin completely harden.

Step 5 Mix a final batch of resin to cover and seal

Then I mixed up my final batch of Amazing Clear Cast Resin and filled each of the center sections to the top... covering the keepsakes in each.

Finished Project

After the resin is fully cured, it's ready to hang! I drilled small holes in the top sides and screwed in small screws. I opened my stash of sari ribbon and tied a piece of cream sari ribbon to the top to hang it by.