When your strapped by a budget but want to add something new to your home and life how about adding some gemstones to old frames…..scratch that, add some gemstones to ANYTHING! I’ve updated boring shoes, an old purse and even my favorite wine glass. It’s a great activity for cold winter days and fun to do with kids too. And, by the way, it’s a super thrilling accomplishment when you do-it-yourself! So get your creative juices flowing and start blinging!
What do you need? Gem and jewelry glue, gemstones, old frames, shoes, purses, wine glasses… coffee mugs, mirrors… the list is endless! Flat back cabochons can be found at any craft store but let’s not get crazy, you don’t even have to buy gemstones, you can use broken CDs or buttons.
Make sure the surface is free of dust or any dirty old goop that may have accumulated over the years. So do a quick wipe off with a soft cloth. Figure out what gems you want to use and how you want to lay them on the item….and start glueing! If you are using CDs, they are easy to cut with a scissors and fun like puzzle to place on the frame or other item you are embellishing.
Remember, just have FUN with it and BLING up your new year!