How to Make a Resin Wall Clock
DIY candy embedded resin clock
If you’re a fellow resin crafter, here is a fun little activity you can do with your entire family or a fun DIY project for yourself. It is simple to do, inexpensive and you’ll get to enjoy learning how to embed real candy in resin, plus the outcome will look utterly stunning.
For this project you will need:
Silicone cake mold 10 inch
A wide array of colorful candy
1. Pouring the resin
To begin, get your 10 inch silicone cake mold, pour a thin layer of resin and slowly move the resin around in the mold to cover the entire base.
Once you’ve covered the base of the container with resin, allow that layer to cure before embedding the candy.
2. Embedding the lollipop
Once your first layer is cured, it’s time to get to the fun part and begin adding your candies. When designing your clock it’s nice to have a focal point in the composition, this can be achieved by adding a swirl rainbow lollipop.
To add the lollipop, pour on a bit of resin on the back of it and distribute it with a spatula to reach all the crevices and prevent air bubbles from getting trapped in the candy.
Place the side of the lollipop with the resin down on top of that first layer of resin in the mold. When done, make sure to remove any bubbles with a lighter.
3. Embedding the gummies and candies
Now it’s time to add the rest of your candies. Before embedding your gummies and candies, dip them in resin first and scrape off the excess, this is to prevent the formation of bubbles.
Once there are bubbles present, pop them bubbles with a lighter.
Continue to add more until the base is packed with colorful, fun candies! Try to add them one by one, as you want to create some kind of layout. Remember that even the small ones must be dipped in resin before adding them.
Now, allow the resin to cure for about 6-12 hours before proceeding.
4. Adding the second and third layer of resin
When your piece is cured or it’s solid enough, pour another thin layer of resin and move the mold around to spread the resin. The resin at this point does not need to cover the candies completely as you’ll be adding another layer.
Using your spatula move the resin around and remove bubbles with the lighter. Once done, let it cure for another 6-12 hours and repeat the process by adding your third layer.
5. Removing the piece from the mold
Once fully cured, remove it from the mold by simply peeling back the edges of the silicone mold. If the edges of the resin is rough or uneven, sand it down slightly to make the edges clean and neat.
6. Doming the piece
When you’re satisfied, pour on additional resin on top of the piece and use your spatula to move the resin towards the edges to dome it. Try not to push the resin too close to the edges of the piece as it is round and the resin will simply spill over.
As a reminder make sure each layer of resin is cured before adding another. If not, you may have some of the candy exposed through the outside of the piece, prompting you to then dome the back of it with another layer of resin.
7. Adding the clock movements
To turn your piece into a clock, drill a small hole in the center to accommodate the clock movements with a drill bit size 5/16 inch.
It’s now time to add the clock movements, you can purchase these very easily online and they are quite inexpensive. Make sure when you are purchasing your clock movements it can accommodate the thickness of your piece and have all the necessary parts to put it all together. That includes your clock hands, movement machine and the caps.
Putting it together is also not very difficult, all you have to do is read the instructions carefully and follow through. The last step is to add your batteries and viola! You now have a candy explosion resin clock that you can hang on your wall or even sell, it’s all up to you.