How to Make Silicone Molds {diy}

How to Make Silicone Molds {diy}If you make your own silicone molds, you can save a ton of money, not to mention create a mold of practically anything. My example is a mold of a basketball button. It is super easy to do and one package (usually $20 or a little less) can make tons of molds. I used a package to make molds of button shapes, and I must have made 30-40 easily.

How to Make Silicone Molds {diy}Supplies:

Silicone Mold Kit

Items to mold (buttons, charms, jewelry pieces, silverware, get creative!)

How to Make Silicone Molds 2It will come with 2 parts of putty. You want to gather just what you need at a time (it dries pretty quickly). You want the same amount of each color.

How to Make Silicone Molds 3Mix it together just like you would with clay. The colors should be completely melded, no marbling or streaks of plain yellow or white.

How to Make Silicone Molds 4

Roll the putty into a ball, close to the size of the object you want a mold of. I made mine just a tad smaller since flattening out the bottom will enlarge it.

How to Make Silicone Molds 5Gently press the item into the mold. You want to preserve the exact size and shape so do this gently.

How to Make Silicone Molds 6Keep pushing until the item is completely immersed into the putty. Make sure it didn’t break through on the bottom. I press the mold onto a flat surface so it will be easier to work with after it sets.

How to Make Silicone Molds 7This is the hardest part! Don’t touch the item and let the mold set. The package will advise you on how long this takes. I got impatient and messed a few up. Once it is set, gently peel the mold away from the item. Now you can make lots and lots of them for your crafting addictions!

 

 

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for showing me… I was always wondering how molds were made… Never considered making my own, but this is BRILLIANT…. I would love to borrow the cute little basketball mold you just made… 🙂
    You rock!!
    hugs xx
    Crystelle

    Crystelle Boutique

  2. I’ve never seen that before. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. WOW! What an awesome tip. YOu really explained it well too. Thanks so much for linking this up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!

  4. Great idea!

  5. Hey there! Thanks so much for visiting our blog and linking up such an awesome project! Have a great week!

    Susie@Bowdaba
    http://bowdabrablog.com

  6. Thanks for this tutorial and I love the name of your blog. 😀 So glad you shared this on BeColorful.
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