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!
*You can use whatever glue you want, but I prefer Diamond Glaze because I know it dries clear.
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!