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.
5. Design inspired gemstone coasters
If you’re going to go to the effort of making a gemstone inspired craft from scratch, would you prefer to make it something that is both decorative and practical? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how The Decor Guru created these fantastic hand painted drinking glass coasters that featured angled lines design to make them look just like crystals and gems! We love the way they made a whole set in two different shades.
6. Miniature crystal shaped gemstone soap
Are you still quite intrigued indeed by the idea of making gemstone and crystal inspired soaps but you’d prefer to make them a little smaller and you’ve also been wondering about whether or not you can get that wonderfully clear effect that you see in one end of many real crystals? Then we’ve got the perfect tutorial for you thanks to Mimi’z World! These adorable miniature soaps make great gifts and party favours.
7. DIY clustered crystal soap
Just in case you’re still very interested in the soap idea but you’ve never tried it before and you’re feeling a little bit intimidated even though you’re also rather determined, here’s another tutorial that will help you make a cake soap that only requires shaping and textured on the top! Check out how Makoccino teaches you to create gemstone inspired soaps that look like whole crystal clusters.
8. DIY gemstone lotion massage bars
Perhaps you’re really loving this whole idea of creating custom bath products and moulding gemstone shapes for yourself from scratch but you simply don’t need soap right now? Then maybe you’d be a little more interested in this lotion bar idea instead! Get the full ingredients list and step by step instructions for these fantastic homemade massage products from The Makeup Dummy.
9. Decorative DIY geodes
Have your favourite semi-precious stones and gems actually always been the ones that you find inside regular looking rocks that you can actually find in nature if you’re careful, smashing them open to reveal a fantastic surprise inside? Well, of course, you can’t really synthetically make something that occurs naturally outside, but PauAdell sure can show you how to recreated the stunning look for a decorative piece using your crafting skills!
10. Easy marbled gemstone necklace
Perhaps you’re not too bothered about actually creating the gemstone or crystal part of your project from absolute scratch, so long as you get to enjoy something stunning in the finished product? Well, if your plan all along was to create something that you can actually wear, here’s a fantastic necklace tutorial from Mahum Tariq that shows you how to turn any crystal you already have into a pendant on a nice, long chain.
11. Steven Universe inspired mini gem cakes
Have you been scrolling through our list hoping to stumble across a food based idea because your best DIY skills actually lie in the kitchen and you’re an avid cook or baker? In that case, we’ve absolutely found the best tutorial from you! Check out how Cartoon Network created these fantastic little Steven Universe inspired gemstones that, believe it or not, are actually cakes. They’re completely edible, right down to the sparkly gold dust on top!
12. DIY geode bath bombs
Were you completely enamoured with the decorative geode idea we showed you earlier on our list but you actually do want to create a version that’s a bath product because that’s your favourite idea so far when it comes to actual concepts? Then we think you’ll be very pleased indeed to see this tutorial from The Makeup Dummy that teaches you how to make a surprisingly realistic geode bath bomb!
13. Crystal cluster water colour paintings
What if your best creative skills are a little more art based rather than pure crafting and moulding so you’ve been scrolling through our list hoping to come across a gemstone tutorial that is painting based? In that case, you’d better reach for your water colour kit and brushes, because The Neoclassic is here to walk you through the process of creating stunning multicoloured crystal clusters that your friends will hardly be able to believe you painted yourself.
14. DIY faceted gemstone wall art
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about gemstone inspired paintings but, rather than creating that kind of clustered crystal effect, would you rather concentrate on a singular subject and really get those gem-like angles involved? Then you simply must check out how Wandeleur created these stunning little gemstone portraits, framed them, and arranged them in different colours to make a whole wall art installation in their home.
15. Precious gem nail art
Are you actually still feeling so obsessed with gemstones that you’d rather wear them incorporated into your personal style in an even longer lasting way that just wearing something like a necklace? Then we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with this fantastic manicure tutorial featured on Chalkboard Nails! They show you how to create neat lines, highlighting “shine” effects, and different shades on each nail to really get that angled gemstone effect right there on the surface of your fingernails.
Do you know someone who adores colourful crystal clusters and gemstones just as much as we do, if not more, and is always looking for new ways to combine that passion with their best creative and DIY skills? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of fantastic projects to try their hand at!