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Inexpensive and and quick flexible molds you can use to make cabochons, charms, and more!
I love these molds, they're so easy to make and they work really well! Also, I didn't come up with this idea. I've seen them before on other website, but since there isn't a how-to for them on this website, I thought I'd post it. I did make the ones you're seeing here though ;)

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  • How to make a molds. Hot Glue Molds - Step 1
    Step 1

    You're going to want to lay out some parchment paper first to work on.

  • How to make a molds. Hot Glue Molds - Step 2
    Step 2

    while your hot glue gun is warming up, pick out a cabochon that's you'd like to make a mold of.

  • How to make a molds. Hot Glue Molds - Step 3
    Step 3

    squeeze out a goo-sized glob of hot glue, anywhere from half a stick to a couple sticks depending on how big your cabochon is.

  • How to make a molds. Hot Glue Molds - Step 4
    Step 4

    Push you cabochon face-first into the hot glue.

  • How to make a molds. Hot Glue Molds - Step 5
    Step 5

    Let completely harden, and then pop your cabochon out. Voila!

    If you're using a thin cabochon BE VERY CAREFUL not to snap the cabochon in half during this step! (sadly, I speak from experience.)



LollyLabbit · Seoul, KR · 50 projects
good idea!
Weezie · Blackburn, England, GB · 4 projects
Great idea! Moulds can be really expensive.
Karin W.
Karin W. · Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
Dumb question, what do you use the molds for?
I'd like to fill them with melted chocolate, which I guess should work pretty well.
What else do you use them for?
Cupcake_Warrior =)
Cupcake_Warrior =) · 82 projects
I never thought of using them for chocolate before, I might have to try that! I use them for making polymer clay charms and cabochons Happy
One Morbid Little Thing
One Morbid Little Thing · Belle Chasse, Louisiana, US
I shall have to try this out...thanks so much!!
Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
Maybe that IS the problem ! Thanks and maybe I'll post a version!
Cupcake_Warrior =)
Cupcake_Warrior =) · 82 projects
Thanks! Happy
Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
i make these too but they turn out ....blah Happy and oh yea! where did you get those cabochon??
Cupcake_Warrior =)
Cupcake_Warrior =) · 82 projects
Are you letting the hot glue cool completely before taking the cabochons out? That might be part of the problem, I let mine cool at least 5 minutes. And the cabochons came from Amazon Happy
Minimax · Antwerp, Flanders, BE · 56 projects
This is a great idea, but what with plastic cabochons? Wouldn't they melt from the hot glue?
Cupcake_Warrior =)
Cupcake_Warrior =) · 82 projects
The ones that I used didn't (the flower I used in the example was plastic). But just to be safe, you might not want to let your hot glue gun get super super hot.
Cupcake_Warrior =)
Cupcake_Warrior =) · 82 projects
Thanks! ^-^
IrisMakesStuff · 1 project
This is amazing O_O
Samantha  Darling
Samantha Darling · San Diego, California, US · 8 projects
SOOO cool thank you!
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