DIY Crystals for Home Decor: The Easiest Method Ever

April 21, 2021 1 By EngineerMommy

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Have you all seen those gorgeous crystals that catch the light so effortlessly and beautifully? Well I’ve seen them at home decor stores and online shops as well. The price point? Not so great! I knew I could make my own version for a fraction of the cost…and you won’t believe the supplies used to make these!

Start with some flat round coasters. I had mine around the house but I’ve seen similar styles at Dollar Tree. You can also find similar coasters on Amazon here. Sorry for some of these dark pictures – I’ve been doing a lot of DIY projects at night.

Don’t worry about the color or pattern. We’ll be painting on top of these. I used this matte medium brown color I had on hand.
By the way, did you know you could get a “sample-size” container of paint made up at Home Depot? If you want the matte finish, the cost was literally 97 cents! You get a good amount of high-quality paint too – in any color of your choosing! It’s a great deal!

Anyway, now we will turn to the “crystals” portion. I found these rock chips at Dollar Tree. Yep, these will create the characteristic texture of our crystals. You can find similar rock chips on Amazon here.

Simply put a decent amount of hot glue onto the coaster and pour the rock chips on top. Push them down (carefully, as the glue is super hot obviously.) Once dry, I put more hot glue on top to keep them secure.

The final – and maybe most impactful – step is to paint the circumference of our circle. I used a shimmery gold paint that I had on hand.

I absolutely love the way these came out. While I wouldn’t use them as coasters for obvious reasons, they are a beautiful accent on top of a stack of coffee table books. 

Or they can be placed on a console table as a statement piece. They catch the light so beautifully.

Hope you enjoyed this simple DIY! Happy Wednesday!

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