In addition to being avid crafters and DIY enthusiasts, we’re actually also obsessive trend trackers. Whether you want to talk fashion, pop culture, television, or Internet memes, we’re totally prepared to sit down and chat about what’s on the upswing of popularity right now and which things are so totally out. That’s why we’ve taken such strong note of the sudden popularity of crystals and gemstones in just about every facet, from fashion to home decor! Of course, our love for crafting still comes first at all times, so we’re sure it’ll come as no surprise to you at all that essentially our favourite thing to do is combine our DIY time with whatever’s trending most in order to finish a themed project and keep our personal style and living space right on trend. That’s how we found ourselves spiralling into a massive Internet search for just about every gemstone inspired craft we could possibly find!
Just in case you’re as enamoured with the idea of making gemstone themed crafts as we were, if not more, here are 15 of the best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far.
1. DIY gemstone soap
Even if you’ve never actually tried making DIY soap from scratch before, we promise you that you’ll find this first gemstone craft completely awesome and surprisingly easy to make thanks to Tanamontana100. Their tutorial shows you not only how to actually create homemade soap in the first place, but also how to get that nearly marbled gemstone colour effect, as well as how to shape your soap so it has the same angles and edges as any crystal or stone you’d find elsewhere.
2. Agate bath salt melts
Perhaps you’re actually such a fan of gem, precious stones, and crystal types that you know enough to have favourite kinds? Perhaps you’re just a very careful crafter who prefers to make things that look as detailed and authentic as possible when you’re supposed to be recreating something else. Either way, we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with this fantastic DIY bath melt tutorial from The Makeup Dummy that is specifically shaped, mixed, and painted to look like agate.
3. Stunning homemade painted crystals
Were you a huge fan of the crystallized blue and gold effect that you saw above but you’re just not keen on making a bath product because you don’t find that you use them very often? Well, that’s entirely fair, which is why we’ve found you another tutorial that will help you make something similar, but this time just as a decorative piece! See how it’s made and then painted from start to finish on Fashion By Ally.
4. Origami gemstones
Are you actually looking for a gemstone inspired craft that’s a little bit simpler to make because you love getting your kids involved in making the things you love with you? Then maybe it’s time to start teaching them origami techniques! We think these adorable folded paper gemstones (the full instructions for which are featured on HGTV Handmade) are a super easy beginner project, and also rather impressive looking if you made them from fancy, shiny paper like you see here.