DIY Silicone Mold – Easiest and Cheapest Method Ever – Easy Silicone Mold Making

DIY Silicone Mold – Easiest and Cheapest Method Ever – Easy Silicone Mold Making


Hey what’s up everybody. I’m Tim from Timber Ridge Gifts. So in this video I’m going to show you how
to make your own DIY silicone molds. There’s a lot of molds on the market and you
can find just about anything you want. But occasionally you’re going to run across
something that you a mold of and there’s just nothing on the market for. So you’re going to have to make your own. That’s what actually got me started making
my own because I wanted a Froot Loop mold for candle embeds for a Froot Loop candle
I was doing. Searched all over the Internet, all over Etsy,
and I could only find one and it was probably maybe an 8 by 11 sheet and they wanted $30
for it. There’s no way I was going to do that. So I decided to set out, try to learn how
to make my own. I saw a lot of videos online, read a lot of
articles, didn’t really like anything I saw. They were either too complicated and they
just didn’t work, they were too specific or they weren’t specific enough. So I decided to make my own. This is literally going to be the easiest
and the cheapest video, the easiest and the cheapest way of making them that you’re going
to find on YouTube. So before we get started, you’re just going
to need a handful of supplies. Let’s just go over those real quick. You’re going to need just a disposable plastic
tub, just something that you can throw away because it’s basically going to be ruined
and you’re not going to be able to use it again. Some popsicle sticks for starting, a utility
knife, a caulking gun, and a rolling pin. That’s really all you’re going to need. We’ll go over the ingredients you’re going
to need in just a second. Let me take a second to zoom the camera in
and show you guys how to get started. Okay so let’s go over the ingredients. You really only need two things: you’re going
to need corn starch and silicone caulk. A lot of the other videos will call for Dawn
dishwashing soap and baby powder. Just an extra step and added expense and you
don’t really need them. So let’s talk about these ingredients real
quick. We’re going to need 16 ounces of cornstarch. This is from Walmart, it’s Walmart brand. This was 92 cents. Really any kind of silicone caulk will work. This just happens to be the cheapest brand
that Walmart sold. This is Liquid Nails indoor outdoor silicone
caulk. This is in a 10.1-ounce tube. I believe that’s pretty standard. Just make sure you check it because we’re
going to need about 10 ounces of the caulk and 16 ounces of the cornstarch. Now before you get started, just a few precautions
to take. You’ll notice that I’m actually in my garage. The smell of this is pretty intense. You don’t want to do this inside because you’re
going to want to do it in a well-ventilated area because it is a pretty powerful smell. It’s going to stink up your house and it can
be pretty dangerous. Now when you’re working with this, make sure
you read it. Make sure it’s not something that you might
end up being allergic to. If you are kindof sensitive to strong smells,
you might want to pick up just a little painter’s mask. I would normally wear this. I’m not going to wear it for the video today
just so you can hear me talk. And other than that, you might want to get
some rubber gloves because this stuff can get pretty messy. Let’s get started. The first thing we’re going to want to do:
just take a little bit of our cornstarch, just going to spread it on our table, get
that just some nice layer down. That’s going to keep everything from sticking
later. Take our disposable tub and we’re going to
pour about a third of this in there. That’s about a third. We’re going to go ahead and cut our silicone
open. We’re just going to go ahead and cut the whole
stem off. This particular brand doesn’t, but some brands
you buy might have a membrane on the inside. That’s where you take either a nail, or a
lot of your caulking guns will have this little nail on the end, to break that membrane so
you can actually get the silicone out. This one doesn’t have it so we’re just going
to empty the whole ten ounces into our tub. We’re going to take about another third of
this 16 ounces, but it on top. For now, we’re just going to mix it up with
our popsicle sticks. This is when the smell really starts to get
to you. As you can see it’s pretty messy, so you’re
going to want to do this definitely outdoors, if not for the mess, then definitely for the
smell. Okay, that’s about all we can do with the
popsicle sticks. It’s not really binding together that well
at this point. So we’re going to have to get in there with
our hands and knead it together. That’s where you add the rest of the cornstarch. We’re going to keep just a little bit in there
just to coat my rolling pin here in a few. Okay, that’s about all we do in the tub. Now we’re just going to dump it out on the
table. Just knead it together. This is where the rubber gloves will definitely
come in handy. Get rid of some of the excess. Okay we’re about ready to roll it out. It’s about the consistency of bread dough. About that way and you can’t see it in the
video but it’s about what I would compare it to. Take a rolling pin. Lastly, a little bit of cornstarch. Put some on the top just to keep it from sticking
to keep the table from moving on me. If you notice it’s starting to stick on you
a little bit, you can add a little bit more cornstarch on the top. It’s not going to hurt. Okay we’ve got that rolled out. It’s about a half inch thick. Now in order to have the thing that we want
to embed, you can do anything small: Legos, jewels. But this particular time we’re just going
to do Froot Loops again. It’s really just as simple as mashing them
in. And if you want to do it for this particular
embed, you’re going to want to do about a half inch thick. Something bigger like Legos, you might want
to go a little bit thicker just so you can get the whole thing in there without pushing
all the way through to the bottom. And as you can see, it’s nice and pliable,
the Froot Loops go right in without breaking. Okay, so that’s all I’m going to do for the
video. You can fill the whole thing up and definitely
get your money’s worth. And if you wanted to even it up now, now would
be the time. Just go and take your knife. While it’s wet like this, it’s going to stick
and once it dries, you’ll be able to peel that right off. Okay that’s good enough for now. Basically looks just like a mold that you
would buy in the store. We’re going to let this sit. Drying time is going to vary quite a bit. Right now it’s about 50 degrees outside, lot
of humidity, it’s raining today. So it’s going to take this a bit to dry. In the summertime where it’s real hot and
humid and dry, this is going to dry a lot quicker. Okay this took about a half an hour to dry. Now like I said depending on the weather conditions
it could be more, could be less. As you can see, it set up nicely. It’s nice and firm yet still pliable enough
to work with. The embeds just pop right out
and we’re left with a nice mold. I’ll go over the ingredients here again in
just a second. I just checked the receipt. The cornstarch was 92 cents and the silicone
that I bought was $3.77. So for something that somebody were to charge
me $30 online for, I made myself for $4.69. Just add the 16 ounce Walmart-brand cornstarch. Any brand will work, just make sure it’s 16
ounces. And the 10 ounces of silicone mold. Like I said, any brand will work. This just happens to be the cheapest that
they sold. Why spend any more than you have to? One thing to keep in mind: this is toxic. So this mold is going to be used for candles
only. If you’re making this for bath products, probably
wouldn’t be an issue but there could be a chance that some of this might leech into
the soap or whatever you have to be making so you don’t want to introduce that to somebody’s
body just in case there were any issues with it. Just save yourself that headache. So candles only, awesome mold. Something very similar to this was $30, we
made it ourselves for $4.69 in about 40 minutes worth of our time. Definitely worth it. I hope this video helped. Make sure you subscribe to the channel and
stay tuned for more videos. Thanks y’all.

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