Everyone likes cheap crafts. Especially when the final result looks better than something you would buy in the stores. I was walking through the Dollar Store yesterday and found these cute gems. (Yes, they do serve a purpose besides sitting at the bottom of a fish tank.)
I instantly thought those could look really cute on a frame. I went in search of a plain, standard frame with level edges. I found two. A black one and a silver one. I bought both because I wasn’t sure how it was going to look against the gems. I really wanted to find a white frame and use the color tinted gems, but I couldn’t find one, so I settled with clear gems.
All together, my Make Something Mondays craft costed less than $5 and took about 15 minutes to make. Win!
Things You Will Need:
*You can use whatever glue you want, but I prefer Diamond Glaze because I know it dries clear.
Add a small drop of glue to the flat part of your gem.
Flip your gem over and lay the flat side on the frame.
Repeat until the entire frame is covered in gems. Let it dry.
*If you are using the Diamond Glaze, be patient. It will take an hour or so to start drying.
Note to crafters:
Assuming you have used a standard sized frame, you will likely run into the same issue I had. My gems did not fit perfectly around the edge of the frame. 🙁 so sad. In that case, make (or buy) a cute bow and glue it over top of the gems. No one will ever know!
That looks pretty cute!
Hope you like them, and happy crafting!
7 thoughts on “DIY Decorative Frame With Gems”
Great job … first I didn’t understand what gems was … but now I know. Very pretty.
Sorry, I had no idea what to call them. Aquarium gems?
Don’t worry about to call them …. it’s me and my swenglish *smile Hope you hae a great weekend.
Haha thanks Viveka! Have a great weekend also!
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What a great idea. We are always looking for ways to reuse items. This would be a good way to update old frames.
I love them,…What a creative & fun project to do. Thanks. 😜
Thanks! Take pictures if you try it!