Thursday, June 26, 2014

Make Your Own Vase Fillers with ThermoMorph {Review}

I was provided with this product free of charge for review purposes. All opinions posted here are my own.

Happy Weekend Eve!

While AJ and I were on vacation in South Carolina, Rizzi at ThermoMorph reached out to me and asked if I would review their product.

To be honest, I'd never heard of it before, but when I went on the website, the crafter + the chemistry teacher in me were totally intrigued by these polymorph molable plastic granules.

Basically, they are little white pellets, and when you put them in boiling water, they melt into moldable plastic, then they harden back into hard plastic. And you can buy them on Amazon in a giant tub (500g).

It was really easy to use. You boil some water and let it cool to around 150*F, drop the pellets into the water and wait two minutes for it to get clear. Then you can stretch, mold and play with the plastic.

When I started out, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it.

I am not great with free hand molding of things, and I found that the material was hard to cut or trim into shapes with the scissors I have. So I tried a few different things, including making a "bowl" with my giant cupcake pan.

Fortunately, the plastic can be melted again and again, even after you've molded and hardened it. I loved that I could just "melt" my mistakes away! And trust me, I made a lot of mistakes creative attempts that didn't work out how I imagined.

When I'd had enough for that, I pulled out my molds. I tried out two different ones. The first one I tried was this red one. It is a soft silicone mold. It worked okay, but I found when I tried to squish the plastic into the mold, the mold squished with it, and so my pumpkin was a bit misshapen.

The second one I tried was this orange mold. I think its silicone too, but it is hard so it held up to my squishing!

These little plastic guys came out great! And a coat of orange + green paint made them look like real little pumpkins.

I ended up making this little piece of framed art with some of the pumpkins. {inspired by this pin} I can't wait to add this to my fall a few months!

Have you ever tried a product like this before? What would you use ThermoMorph for?

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Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

This stuff looks SO cool!! I've never heard of it. I bet I could have a lot of fun with it!

Becky said...

I've never heard of this either, but man, your pumpkins turned out so great it's making me want to order some!!

Nirupama said...

Those pumpkins are adorable! This stuff has a million uses I think :P)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Oh my goodness that sounds fun! I think my kids would love it :)
And your little pumpkins are sooooo cute!

Jules said...

Your pumpkins turned out soooo cute! I have never heard of this product either but good to know that it exists.

Tracy said...

Looks like it would be fun to play with.
You could make your own enamel dots :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oooh this is soooo cool
awesome awesome

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