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Add Rhinestones to Your Thanksgiving Table 

Now that we’re officially into the swing of fall, we’re absolutely ready to face our families and stuff our faces for Thanksgiving, followed by a nice relaxing post-meal in comfy yoga pants. But before we can get to yoga pants, we have to actually prepare for Thanksgiving, and part of that means assembling a beautiful table.  

 We’ve got some great ideas for ways to add rhinestones to your Thanksgiving table that will wow your guests.  

Rhinestone Chargers 

A quick and easy way to “fancy-up” a place setting is to add a charger. You may be familiar with a charger even if you didn’t know the name. A charger is the decorative plate underneath the plate you actually eat off of. Usually these are used in formal occasions.  

Chargers can be found online or at many home goods stores. The best part about chargers is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on them, and you can easily change the colors to match the theme of your table if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for—after all, these aren’t for eating off of.  

Once you have found the chargers you like, paint the outer edge to the color that best complements your table theme. You can always go with traditional fall colors of golds, browns, and reds, but don’t be afraid to try something different like a blue or a sage color.  

Finally, it’s time for rhinestones. You can choose the shape of rhinestone that best fits the existing pattern of the charger, and it’s good to choose either a matching or complementary rhinestone color. Remember: flat-backed!    

 Gorgeous Table Runner 

A table runner is an easy addition to a table that looks elegant without taking up a lot of table space, and it’s not necessarily a project that’s just for people who know how to sew.  

You can purchase table runners at many home stores, which can easily be embellished with sew-on rhinestones. Sew-on rhinestones will be generally more secure in the event that you ever have to wash your table runner.  

Alternatively, you can sew your own table runner, making sure it’s about 15 inches wide and hangs about a 12-15 inches off of the table at both ends. Create pointed ends if desired. The color of your table runner can be offset from the color of your tablecloth.  

You can use a variety of fall colors for your table runner, which means you can use it all season, or you can make it specific to a particular color scheme—it’s up to you! 

One approach that we love for table runners is using a mix a shapes to create an interesting and intricate pattern. For a particularly fall touch, check out our leaf-shaped rhinestones! 

Fall Foliage Gilded Centerpiece 

Make a dramatic statement with this gilded centerpiece. For this project, you’ll need to assemble: 

  • Vase or upcycled jar 
  • Gold acrylic paint 
  • Artificial fall leaves on branches 
  • Flat-backed rhinestones 
  • Adhesive 

First things first, paint your vase or jar gold. This is definitely going to be your focal point on the table, and you’ll want full coverage on your vase. Once the paint has fully dried (it may take a few hours), you can then start to add your rhinestones. This could be simply a small pattern, a row at the top of the vase, or a base. But as with most projects, you can do what feels right. Just remember that you’re already working with a gold base to start.  

To finish your centerpiece you’ll arrange your branches of leaves to your vase, trimming the bottoms to fit as needed. Oranges and reds will provide a bright contrast to the gold of your vase.  

Bling Name Plates 

These adorable place settings add a touch of sparkle to your table (or kids table), and are surprisingly easy to make. Plus, they are reusable for next year! 

For this project you’ll need: 

  • Flat-backed rhinestones 
  • Mini chalkboard nameplates 
  • Adhesive 
  • Chalk 

Again, you’ll want rhinestones that complement the colors of your table centerpiece or overall table theme. As for the nameplates, these shouldn’t be too difficult to find either at a craft store or online. They have become a more popular table accessory over the last couple of years. 

Wait until you’ve applied your rhinestones to add your names—you don’t want to smudge your lovely handwriting! Carefully make a frame of rhinestones around the nameplate, then use chalk to add your guests names. Once you have your place settings set, add the nameplates to the top of each setting. 

You can either reuse them for next year, or you can offer them to your guests as a small parting favor.  

This Pumpkin Centerpiece is Lit 

Lucky for us, pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes, which make them perfect for creating a charming seasonal centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. For this centerpiece, you’ll want a variety of small to medium sized pumpkins. Them come is several different colors, but you can also paint them if you want to do something a little different. 

The centerpiece will be pumpkins, some greenery, and rhinestone-studded candleholders. Arrange your greenery on the table and then arrange your pumpkins, and then you can get started on your candleholders. 

You have so many choices in terms of the shape and style of candleholders, but we recommend choosing some that are shorter than your tallest pumpkin and have at least some flat surfaces. Depending on the size of your table, you may want between three and five candleholders. 

Using flat-backed rhinestones, glue the rhinestones along the top edge of the candleholder. This will not block the candlelight and will allow the light to bounce off of the surfaces of the rhinestones and enhance the sparkle.  

The Rhinestone Shop for Holidays 

The Rhinestone Shop has everything you could possibly need for Thanksgiving and the upcoming winter holidays, and now is the time to stock up! Be sure to check our huge inventory to find exactly the right sizes, shapes, and colors you need for your next sparkling project! 

 

 

DIY Fall and Halloween Rhinestone Projects

Fall is finally here! After what feels like a long summer, we’re ready to get into pumpkin spice everything and all things autumnal. Rhinestones, of course, will play a part in our DIY impulses, so check out some of our favorite projects for Fall. And don’t forget—Halloween is right around the corner too!

Spooky Plants

Are you planning a Halloween party? Cobwebs and skeletons are obviously great choices for décor, but if you want something a little less conventional, try making some of these spooky plants!

To start you’ll want to get your hands on artificial plants. Artificial succulents look particularly unique and interesting, but choose what appeals to your spooky inner self! You will also need black spray paint, preferably in a matte finish. If your plants are already in pots, that’s great. If not, you will need to acquire floral foam and pots to hold your plants.

Spray paint the whole plant and container black, making sure you get all of the nooks and crannies of your plant. Once it’s dry, you get to make your lifeless plant sparkle!

Black rhinestones, in our opinion, are the best choice for this project, but if something else suits your mood, go for it! Decorate the plant container with rhinestones, and if your plant has strong enough leaves, you can even add rhinestones to those.

To finish the whole look, use artificial cobwebs around the base of the plant for an extra touch of Halloween goodness.

Fall Lanterns

Imagine sitting outside in the chilly night air with a warm cup of cider. The only thing that would make it better would be the soft glow of candlelight. The solution? DIY seasonal lanterns.

We have two ideas for seasonal lanterns—one for Halloween, and one for any occasion in the fall.

For a festive Halloween lantern, we’re going for a mummy theme! You’ll need clear canning jars for your base lantern, and you’ll also need medical gauze (found at the drugstore), a hot glue gun, and two large, flat-backed, red rhinestones.

Unravel your medical gauze and get it all crinkly to start—this is going to be your mummy wrap. Glue one end near the top of the jar and start wrapping your way around, making sure to periodically glue down parts of the gauze. You’ll want to make sure some of it looks loosely attached to give it that “undead” look.

Finally, you’ll add your rhinestone eyes. These should be attached slightly underneath your mummy wrap. Add a battery-operated candle (You don’t want to accidentally set your mummy wrap on fire!) to your lantern and enjoy the spooky atmosphere.

For a more all-purpose lantern, you can start with an old fashioned lantern that you can find at shops that specialize in housewares. As with the mummy lantern, you’ll want to use a battery-powered light. The inside base of the lantern should be filled with a “nest” of artificial autumn leaves, which you can find at craft stores.

For the rhinestone component, you can add them to the outside of the lantern for some fall bling, but you can also add them to the inside seams of the lantern. These will still be visible from the outside, and the surfaces of the rhinestones will help reflect even more light. Choose your favorite fall colors and sit back and enjoy the glow.

Pumpkin Centerpiece

It’s definitely pumpkin season, and what better way to bring on the seasonal spirit than with a festive centerpiece? This charming table topper is easy to make, and there are a few varieties depending on what materials you have to work with.

One pumpkin topper that’s easy to make starts with those tiny decorative pumpkins you see in the grocery stores and pumpkin patches this time of year. Depending on your table size, you may want more than one pumpkin.

Get a small paring knife and carefully cut around the stem and carve out a small area (large enough for a tea candle). If desired, paint your pumpkin, and add small rhinestones to the cut edges. Finally, add a tea candle and enjoy your table topper!

If you don’t want the mess of a live pumpkin, or you’d rather have a centerpiece you can reuse, check your local craft store for inspiration. There are many options in terms of fall décor, and you may even want to do something with more of a Halloween vibe.

If you can find one of those ubiquitous pumpkin buckets, you can actually transform it into an adorable centerpiece for your Halloween party. Carefully remove the handle and add rhinestones to your pumpkin. Create a bed for your pumpkin centerpiece out of straw or artificial cobwebs. Finally, add either a candle for a glowing effect or fill it with candy for your guests!

Straw Wreath

In our opinion, there is a wreath for every season, and we love the idea of making a straw wreath studded with rhinestones. For this project you’ll need:

  • Straw wreath base
  • Craft straw
  • Adhesive
  • Flat-backed rhinestones, preferably in fall colors
  • Ribbon

This wreath project is actually fairly simple. The straw will radiate from the wreath base, using craft glue to attach everything. Cut your straw in varying lengths from 5-8 inches, unless the craft straw is already cut for you.

Work your way around the wreath base by gluing straw to the base so that the straw extends perpendicular to the base. It’s okay if it gets a little messy in the middle—you’ll be covering that part with ribbon and rhinestones at the end.

Once you have your straw around the entirety of the base you can start to apply your rhinestones and ribbon. Construct a bow out of ribbon and attach it to the top of your wreath, and place a ring of rhinestones around the base of your straw to cover up any adhesive and to add some sparkle.

Hang your wreath and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

The Best Rhinestones for Fall

The Rhinestone Shop has an enormous selection of rhinestones in all shapes and colors. We also have nailheads and other decorative elements to make your next craft project sparkle and shine. Take a look at our ever-expanding inventory and find the perfect pieces for your Fall crafts.

How To Add Sparkle To Your Wedding—4 Things to DIY with Rhinestones

If there’s one celebration that’s made for all things sparkle, it’s a wedding. Your wedding is an opportunity to bring out all of your bling and make everything a little brighter. Here are four ideas for how to add some much-loved sparkle to your wedding.

Wedding Dress Ribbon

The idea of actually making a wedding dress is something that most mortals can only dream of, but you can customize your purchased dress and make it something special.

With a little bit of handcrafting, you can create a wedding ribbon that will act as a waistband for your wedding dress, adding just enough sparkle to create something unique. For this project you’ll need the following:

  • 1-inch wide sheer ribbon (coordinate with your dress color)
  • Hotfix and sew-on rhinestones (assorted sizes)
  • Needle and thread (dress color)

To measure what length of ribbon you’ll need, put on your wedding dress and wrap the ribbon around the waist of the dress where you want the ribbon placed. Add about 2 inches for overlap to ensure you have enough length and cut the ribbon.

Starting about one inch from the end of the ribbon, plan your rhinestone pattern. If you want a touch of color on your dress, don’t be afraid to use colored rhinestones, but clear crystal and silver rhinestones are classics.

Your rhinestone pattern may be a mix of larger and smaller rhinestones—you may want larger sew-on rhinestones as focal points. As with all rhinestone projects, plan your pattern before gluing and sewing. In fact, you may want to experiment on a scrap ribbon before doing the full piece.

When you have your pattern planned, adhere the rhinestones to the ribbon, remembering to leave an inch on each end. Finally, carefully stitch your ribbon to the waist of your wedding dress with the unadorned ends folded under and attached to the back of the dress.

Cinderella Shoes

If the thought of directly working on your dress is a little intimidating, you could instead bling your footwear and create sparkling shoes that will make you feel like royalty.

You’ll want to find the perfect pair of shoes, preferably that is unadorned. They can be closed- or open-toed, and as flat or as spiky as you want them to be (but remember you’re going to be on your feet all day!).

You’ll need hotfix rhinestones, and the smaller you can get, the easier it will be to move around without the potential for them to fall off. Clear crystal rhinestones will give you the best “Cinderella” look, but feel free to experiment with different colors or an AB finish.

Carefully apply your rhinestones to your footwear, including the heel. When you’re done you’ll have the most fabulous shoes at the party!

Reception Centerpieces

While flowers are the traditional way to jazz up your reception tables, you can make them even more fun with rhinestones! There are a couple of easy ways you can add some sparkle to your centerpieces:

  • Rhinestone ribbons on vases
  • Rhinestone votive candleholders

If you have vases with floral arrangements, you can create rhinestone ribbons to wrap around the neck of the vase. This will allow you to use the vases again (or return them to the florist) while still adding your own touch. Wrap a length of ribbon around the vase and tie a bow—then snip the other end. Use this length as your template for the other vases.

Tie each ribbon around the vase and attach your rhinestones while on the vase. This will help you avoid placing rhinestones on the knotted part of the ribbon. Hotfix rhinestones will be easiest for this project, and you’ll want rhinestones that are smaller in diameter than the width of the ribbon (1/2”–1” ribbon width works best).

You can choose to use colored rhinestones or a colored ribbon if you would like, or you can just use classic clear crystal and a neutral sheer ribbon.

For votive candleholders, you’ll need votive candles and glass candleholders to fit. Use small hotfix rhinestones on the outside of the candleholder, which will help reflect the light from the candles, amplifying the sparkle at the table. This is a great project for minimalistic table settings.

Hair Accessories

In our opinion, one of the best ways to add some bling to your wedding is with gorgeous hair accessories. This could be in the form of a headband, pins, combs, or clips, and all of them are easy to DIY.

For headbands, you’ll obviously need a headband as your base, preferably one with flat surfaces. Use flat-backed hotfix rhinestones for your bling for a simple, but sparkling, headband.

To get a feel for rhinestone placement before you start, try a mock-up of your wedding hair and add your clips or combs without rhinestones. Then you can decide how big you want your piece to be—choose larger clips and combs for thicker hair and larger rhinestone settings.

To create sparkling hair clips, you can use a variety of techniques. Craft stores have a large assortment of hair clip bases that can simply be covered in rhinestones. If you’re ambitious and want something larger, you’ll need stiff felt as your base and small, sharp embroidery scissors to finish. Felt should be a color close to your hair color, if possible.

Create a pattern of flat-backed rhinestones in varying shapes (and possibly colors) before adhering them to the felt. Try and place your rhinestones as close together as possible, using small rhinestones as filler, but don’t be afraid to have a non-circular shape.

Finishing your hair clip will take some fine detail work. You’ll use embroidery scissors to very carefully trim away the excess felt from the rhinestones. You should have as minimal felt showing as possible. Glue the rhinestone piece to the hair clip to finish. This technique can be used for combs as well.

Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones for Your Wedding

The Rhinestone Shop has a huge selection of stones in many colors, shapes, and sizes. Check out our catalog to find the highest quality rhinestones for your DIY wedding projects!

Things to Bling Out for Back to School

Can you believe it’s that time already? The kids seemed to have just gotten back from the pool and it’s already time to start thinking about going back to school. But never fear! Your child won’t have to go back to school with the same old boring supplies. We’ve got a few ideas for how to bling out your school supplies—and the kids can help!

Bling Backpack

There are many backpacks to choose from (some might say too many), but the thing we’ve noticed a lot of backpacks are missing is some sparkle. A backpack is a super easy project to start with, as you can do simple designs or a monogram.

Hotfix or sew-on rhinestones will work for this sparkle session. We recommend hotfix rhinestones if you’re planning a larger, more complicated design and sew-on rhinestones if you simply want to apply accent stones. The sew-on rhinestones are less likely to fall off but are more time-consuming to apply.

Choose rhinestones that complement your backpack, or whatever color your child prefers. If you are choosing to monogram the backpack, look online for lettering suggestions and create a transfer of your monogram to apply to the backpack.

As always, have your rhinestones prepared and ready to apply, then carefully fix them to the backpack. The same process will apply for any other design you choose to do with hotfix rhinestones.

Pencil Cases

Even though school supplies may look a little different, one thing certainly still holds true: students need pencil cases! You can find both pencil pouches and pencil boxes anywhere with school supplies, and we think rhinestones are the perfect way to personalize!

Pencil boxes may be easier for kids to work with since the surface is stable, but you can easily bling out a pouch as well. For pencil boxes, you may want to paint your pencil box with acrylic paint before you start applying rhinestones. The kids can paint their boxes however they want and in their favorite colors.

You’ll need flat-backed rhinestones, preferably hotfix, since they are easier to apply. This is a great opportunity to let the kids use your novelty shapes like hearts and skulls.

Here are a few suggestions for ways to bling out your pencil case:

  • Polka dots
  • Flower patterns (use marquis shapes)
  • Square outlines
  • Rhinestone initials

If you have a more flexible pencil pouch, you may want to try using smaller rhinestones that can move with your pouch. Alternatively, you may be able to use sew-on rhinestones, depending on the material.

Shoes

One of the traditional back-to-school necessities is a new pair of school shoes. What better way to make them fun than with rhinestones?

Blinging out your kid’s new shoes is incredibly easy, and it’s easy to customize with their favorite colors and shapes. One product type that we sell in addition to rhinestones are nail heads, which are applied in a similar fashion to rhinestones and come in many fun shapes, though they aren’t nearly as sparkly.

There are a few ways you can jazz up shoes, which will partially depend on what type of shoe you have. It’s best to avoid areas that get a lot of wear such as eyelets, laces, and the tongue.

If you have sneakers, the best location for rhinestones is on the sides, particularly if you have high tops. The smaller the stones you use, the more flexible your shoe will be. The toe can also be a great location for some sparkle, but again, avoid the crease between the toe and the sides. For flip flops, you can simply add some bling to the top of the thongs.

It’s generally easier to add bling to shoes when you use small rhinestones or nail heads—larger stones may feel uncomfortable and could potentially fall off after continued wear.

Rulers

If you need to feed to sparkle addiction and want an easy project for kids to work on, rulers will fit the bill. All rulers have something of a rut going down the middle, which we think is just begging for some rhinestone enhancement.

You’ll need to use very small rhinestones for this project, as the rhinestones will have to fit inside the divot—round rhinestones or possibly narrow marquis or navette stones will be most appropriate.

If you want, you can apply a small band of acrylic paint down the middle for added personalization, but make sure you don’t cover your ruler marks! Add your rhinestones and start a rhinestone trend at school!

Locker Accessories

If the student in your life has a locker, there are suddenly so many more things just begging for some rhinestones! Some of our favorite locker accessories to bling out include:

  • Mirrors – Find mirrors designed specifically for lockers. They usually have magnets on the back. Add flat-back rhinestones around the edge of the mirror in whichever colors and shapes you want. The best part about this locker project is that the mirror will reflect the already sparkly rhinestones, making it double the fun!
  • Dry erase boards – This is a similar project to the locker mirror in that you apply rhinestones to the border of the dry erase board. Choose your favorite flat-backed rhinestones and make a frame that sparkles!
  • Locker magnets – Magnets for a locker are incredibly useful for putting up notes and pictures inside (and even outside) the locker. There are a few ways you can make rhinestone magnets.

One way is to find plain, flat magnets (like clothespin magnets) and cover them with your favorite rhinestones. Another way is to make the magnets yourself out of craft foam. Cut shapes out of craft foam in a color of your choice, then attach rhinestones to your cutouts and glue to a magnet. This is much more customizable, but does take a little more time.

We hope that the transition back to school goes smoothly for both you and the kids. Be sure to check back with The Rhinestone Shop for more project ideas and product updates!

DIY Rhinestone Projects for the 4th of July

We’re officially into the summer months, which means it’s also time to celebrate America. For many of us that means burgers on the grill and fireworks at night. If you’re planning a gathering of friends and family, make sure your decorations are on point. To help you out, we’ve put together a collection of Fourth of July DIY rhinestone projects.

Patriotic Starry Centerpiece

Whether you’re enjoying the warm weather out in the backyard or you’re taking advantage of the joys of air conditioning, your table will benefit from a beautiful centerpiece.

To create a dazzling centerpiece worthy of celebration you’ll need the following items:

  • Tin can, label removed
  • Red, white, and blue acrylic paint
  • Red, clear, and blue flat-backed rhinestones
  • Floral foam
  • 10-20 thin dowels, about 10 inches in length
  • Stiff felt in red, white, and blue
  • Glue

The idea is to create a “bouquet” of stars in an upcycled vase. To start, you’ll need to paint your can “vase” and dowels. The can will look great will stripes or a flag motif. Be creative! If you prefer solid colors, that’s great too!

The dowels will need to dry before you create your star “flowers”. While the dowels are drying, start cutting out stars in various felt colors. You’ll want to cut duplicates of each star because they will be glued back-to-back at the top of the dowels.

Glue the felt stars to the top of each dowel. How many you make is up to you and the size of your vase. Start with 10 and create more as needed. Each star topper will then get the rhinestone treatment. Using your favorite shapes and colors, glue rhinestones to your stars.

Grab your floral foam and form it or cut it to fit your vase. Arrange your star flowers by pushing them into the floral foam and your patriotic centerpiece is complete!

Clothespin Wreath

Wreaths are wonderful for creating an inviting home that’s in tune with the holiday. This is an easy project to get the kids involved in, and it take as much or as few rhinestones as you want (though we think more sparkle is always better!).

For this quick project you’ll need the following:

  • About 100 clothespins
  • Wire wreath frame
  • Red, white, and blue acrylic paint
  • Flat-backed rhinestones

One side of each clothespin will need to be painted. The ultimate look is that the clothespins will be clipped around the wreath frame in a flag pattern. Roughly one-quarter of your clothespins will be blue. Of the other clothespins, half will be red and half will be white.

Rhinestones can take the place of stars on your blue clothespins, and if you want you can cover your red and white pins with more rhinestones.

Clip each clothespin to the frame. Blue clothespins will occupy the top left quarter of the frame. Alternate red and white clothespins around the rest of the wreath frame. The result is a reusable wreath that brings patriotic cheer all summer.

Luminaries

With glass jars, tissue paper, and rhinestones, you can create fun and cute luminaries for your picnic table while you wait for the fireworks to start. You’ll need the following materials:

  • 4-oz glass jars
  • Red, white, and blue tissue paper
  • Rhinestones
  • Mod-Podge
  • Rhinestone glue
  • Tea candles

These luminaries are easy to make, and the kids can get involved in the process too! To start, cut your tissue paper into 1-inch squares, You’ll need only a few squares per jar.

Get a paintbrush and a small dish filled with Mod-Podge. Paint a small amount on the tissue paper square to adhere it to the inside of the jar. Use more Mod-Podge to completely cover the back of the tissue paper—don’t worry, it will dry clear.

Create a pattern with your paper, but make sure to leave open spaces and don’t overlap too much—the more overlap, the darker the luminary.

Once your paper is in place, glue rhinestones to the outside of the jar. You’ll want to create a pattern that leaves plenty of room for the light to shine through. When the luminaries are lit, the light will bounce off of the rhinestones and create a dazzling effect.

When everything is set, place your tea candles in the jars and watch the light flicker and dance in the nighttime.

Magic Wands

A favorite way to spend the Fourth is enjoying a parade or fireworks. We’ve got an idea for a sparkling wand you can wave around that catches the light and spreads some cheer.

This is very similar to the centerpiece idea, but instead you’ll be making a star-topped wand complete with ribbons and rhinestones. You’ll need:

  • Dowels cut into 12-inch lengths
  • Stiff felt in red, white, or blue
  • Rhinestones in coordinating colors
  • Red-white, and blue ribbons in various textures
  • Acrylic paint (optional)
  • Glue

If you like, you can start by painting the dowels with acrylic paint in red, white, or blue. If you’re making multiple wands, use multiple colors! The next step is to cut the felt into pairs of matching stars. Star templates are available online—print one

on paper, cut it out, and use it as a template. The felt stars will be glued back-to-back, so make sure they’re the same size.

Before gluing your stars to the dowel, cut your ribbons into 20-inch lengths and fold in half. Glue the mid point of the ribbon to the top of the dowel. Add one red, one white, and one blue ribbon to the dowel.

The felt stars are going to need some sparkle! Glue rhinestones to one side of each star, and glue pairs of stars back-to-back at the ribbon end of the wand. When everything has set, you’re ready to wave your wand a celebrate Independence Day!

We hope you have a blast with these DIY projects! Make sure you check out our constantly expanding inventory and grab your red, white, and blue rhinestones in your favorite shapes. Have a safe, happy, and sparkling holiday!

Swarovski Rhinestones 101

Have you been bitten by the sparkle bug? Rhinestone addiction is serious business! Whether you’re new to the rhinestone game or you’re an experienced “Bling Master”, we’ve prepared a crash course in rhinestone types and how you can use them to create the best projects possible (and the most glittery!).

A (Mercifully Brief) History of Rhinestones

Centuries ago, rock crystals were harvested from the river Rhine in Austria and used in jewelry making. Since then, diamond-esque crystals have been produced from crystal glass, among other materials. Due to their river origins, the name “rhinestones” stuck, and folks have been using them to jazz up everything from Elvis’ jumpsuits to Michael Jackson’s glove ever since!

Why Swarovski?

Rhinestones can theoretically be made from many different materials, including acrylic, but the lower the material quality, the lower the quality of the rhinestones. Part of what makes a rhinestone so special is its sparkly nature, and lower quality materials create a duller stone.

Swarovski has been manufacturing rhinestones since the 19th century, when the company developed a technique for precision cutting. In comparison to other rhinestones, Swarovski uses higher quality lead crystal glass that has a higher lead content. This matters because the lead actually impact light refraction. In normal people speak, that just means the rhinestones are more sparkly.

Hotfix Rhinestones

Hotfix rhinestones (sometimes written as “hot fix”) refer to a type of rhinestone that has an adhesive back. The adhesive is heat-activated, which allows you to immediately adhere your rhinestones to the surface.

Hotfix rhinestones are best used in fabric applications and have a flat, foiled back. While hotfix stones are primarily meant for fabrics, you can use them as you would a regular flatback rhinestone by grabbing your trusty E-6000 glue.

There are several different tools you can use to apply hotfix rhinestones:

  • Handheld applicator – The most convenient way to apply hotfix rhinestones, in our opinion, is to use a handheld applicator. These are used specifically for hotfix rhinestones and heat the adhesive while helping you hold the rhinestone steady. Some applicators come with additional tools such as brushes and tweezers to make your work easier. Applicators are relatively inexpensive and are easy to find
  • Household iron – Believe it or not, a household iron you use for your clothes can actually be used to apply heat to hotfix rhinestones to make them stick. It’s not the ideal tool to use, but it will work in a pinch. Be prepared for putting in a little bit of effort.
  • Industrial heat press – To get the best results for hotfix application, you’ll need to get your hands on some industrial equipment—a heat press, to be specific. You definitely don’t need to go out an purchase one if you’re not doing this a lot, but if rhinestones are becoming part of your business, it’s worth considering.
  • Creative methods – While not recommended, it may be worth a mention that in an emergency rhinestone situation where you don’t own an iron, you could possibly even use an electric griddle! Maybe just invest in an iron…

Flatback Rhinestones

Flatback rhinestones refer to a huge class of rhinestones that includes hotfix rhinestones. As you might suspect, flatback rhinestones have a flat side—that’s the side that attaches to your designated project.

Flatbacked rhinestones that are not hotfix stones are applied using a specialized adhesive. Our favorite is E-6000 glue, but there are others on the market. Hotfix rhinestones, as mentioned above, are heat-activated.

One of the best reasons to use a flatback rhinestone is the versatility in terms of use. Because the back is flat, you can apply it to just about anything you can envision. Whether it’s a lampshade, your favorite pair of jeans, or a Mason jar, flatback rhinestones will get the job done.

In terms of projects, you really just need to consider the size of your rhinestones and the surface you’re applying it to. For example, if you have a round object, you might need to use smaller rhinestones to make it work.

Flatback rhinestones come in a huge assortment of shapes, sizes, and colors, and if you’re investing in high-quality Swarovski crystal (which you totally should!), you get an additional option labeled “AB.” AB refers to the unique Swarovski finish applied to rhinestones known as “Aurora Borealis,” which gives the rhinestone a rainbow-y, iridescent effect.

Sew-On Rhinestones

If you’re aware of Liberace, you’re aware of sew-on rhinestones. This style of rhinestone is made for sewing onto fabrics and is often more three-dimensional than a traditional flatback or hotfix rhinestone. This can add to the texture and appeal of a particular garment.

Sew-on rhinestones take a certain amount of skill to apply neatly. The rhinestone will have at least two premade holes that you will sew through to attach to the fabric. In a way it’s like sewing on a button, but you need to take care in choosing the right thread. There’s also an art to sewing in a way that’s secure but not overkill in terms of excess thread.

Needle

When you’re sewing on rhinestones, it’s important to use a beading needle—beading needles are thin and flexible, which will save you a lot of frustration down the line.

Thread

Choosing the right thread is just as important as choosing the right stones. You have a few options, but jewelry thread is recommended. It doesn’t kink and resists abrasion and fraying. Nylon thread generally works well, especially if it’s meant for beading. The lesson to take away from this is that if it’s good for beading, it’s probably good for rhinestones.

Silk thread is a more traditional option. It looks beautiful, but it also has a tendency to fray, which can make it more difficult to thread the needle. It can also snag easily on mounts, which are sometimes used with sew-on rhinestones.

Our inventory updates regularly—be sure to check back and find the perfect rhinestones for your next project. We’ve got a massive selection of sew-on, flatback, and hotfix rhinestones in dozens of colors, including AB stones! In addition, we sell glue, tools, and more.

Rhinestone Projects for Mother’s Day

Springtime means the arrival of flowers, a happy goodbye to cold weather, and the day of the year where we pay extra special attention to our mothers. Mother’s Day is both a celebration of spring and a celebration for one of the most important people in your life.

For some people, that celebration means the gift of flowers or chocolate, but you could make your celebration of Mom even more exciting and dazzling with rhinestones!

We’ve got a few DIY rhinestone projects to choose from to give your mom or a mom in your life a unique surprise.

Rhinestone Flower Vase

Flowers are among the most popular gifts for mothers, and some experts estimate that one quarter of the flower purchases during the year are specifically for Mother’s Day.

With that in mind, we’ve got a project that will make those gorgeous flowers look even more beautiful. We’re going to transform what would be an ordinary vase into a dazzling vessel for a bouquet of flowers.

There are two methods to creating a bling’d out vase: a rhinestone ribbon or a rhinestone-accented vase. You’ll need the following:

  • Glass flower vase, preferably with a smooth surface
  • Small rhinestones in your favorite shape and color
  • Ribbon in a coordinating color

If you want a rhinestone ribbon that you can reuse for different vases, you’ll need a ribbon that’s at least one-quarter of an inch. To determine the length of the ribbon, you’ll want to wrap the ribbon around the neck of the vase two times and add an additional 6-8 inches.

Choose a rhinestone that’s not quite as wide as the ribbon—you’ll want a little bit of space on either side. Use adhesive to glue rhinestones to the ribbon, spacing them approximately 3 inches apart. Keep adding rhinestones until you reach the other end. Carefully wrap the ribbon around the vase and tie in a bow or weave the ribbon under itself.

If you would rather create a sparkling vase sans ribbon, choose flat-backed rhinestones that suit your particular vase of choice. Glue rhinestones to the neck of the vase for a traditional band, or create a pattern of rhinestones on the body of the vase.

Heart Photo Collage

With a simple shadowbox, some family photos, and rhinestones, you can create a beautiful and charming keepsake to give Mom.

The first task for this cute project is to go through your photos and find favorites of your mom and her friends and family—print digital photos if you have them. You’ll also need a shadowbox, which you can find at home and craft stores. Using the shadowbox as a guide, Choose enough photos that can be arranged in a heart shape.

Arrange your photos and trim the edges to create the heart shape—you’ll add rhinestones to further define this edge later on. When you’ve decided on your photo placement, glue your photos to the back of the shadowbox. Wait for the glue to dry completely before the next step.

Now we get to make those photos sparkle. Using flat-backed rhinestones, create a more defined outline of a heart. Reassemble your shadowbox and present it to the mom in your life for Mother’s Day.

Sparkling Apron

Does Mom like to cook? Cooking and baking can get pretty messy, which means an apron might be the perfect gift.

There are tons of options for aprons out there, from frilly and flowery to upcycled novelty fabrics. If you’re particularly crafty, you could even make an apron by hand. Simply check your local sewing shop to find a pattern that you love.

Once you’ve either made or purchased your apron, you’ll want to start thinking about rhinestones. You can put rhinestones just about anywhere, but avoid embellishing the apron strings or any adjustable straps—it will make it more difficult to wear or adjust.

One simple rhinestone idea is to monogram the apron front, or you can find a pattern for any of mom’s favorite things—birds, flowers, pop culture images, you name it!

Sew-on rhinestones will be the most secure and will stand up to washing. Check out our selection of sew-on rhinestones to find the shapes and sizes that are perfect for your apron project.

Monogrammed Tote

Many moms have a lot of stuff to carry around, from laptops to baby things to groceries to books, and a monogrammed tote might be the perfect gift for her.

There are many, many resources online for finding monogram patterns. Check out some of our favorites here.

Some tips for rhinestone monograms:

  • The more script-like the initial, the bigger it needs to be – When your monogram letters get more complex, it becomes harder to see the details the smaller the monogram. In order for the script to stand out, you may need to go bigger. Lettering that’s plainer can be smaller.
  • The surname initial is in the middle of a three-letter monogram – In a traditional monogram, the last name’s initial is the center letter, which is then flanked by the first and middle initial.

When you have selected a tote (or made one, if you’re a sewer), it may help to pencil out your lettering before jumping in with rhinestones. Glue flat-backed rhinestones in a coordinating color to the tote and let them set for 24 hours.

If a sparkly monogram isn’t quite enough glitter for your taste, consider adding rhinestone flowers or polka dots to the tote.

Mom T-Shirt

Coordinating T-shirts can be absolutely adorable, so why not make T-shirts for you and your mom?

Grab two plain T-shirts and some rhinestones. Some ideas for shirt phrases include:

“I Love Mom”/”I’m Mom”

“Grandmas are for Hugging”/”Have You Hugged a Grandma Today?”

If matching T-shirts aren’t quite your thing, try making a simple monogrammed shirt for your mom or grandma. If that still doesn’t strike your fancy, create a rhinestone design of Mom’s favorite things and gift her with a new top for her wardrobe.

An Unbeatable Selection of Rhinestones

Check out The Rhinestone Shop’s selection on rhinestones for your Mother’s Day project, or any other sparkly project you may have. We have a huge selection of colors and shapes of authentic Swarovski crystal rhinestones.

DIY Rhinestone Projects for Easter

After what feels like a long winter, spring finally seems to be arriving! Flowers are starting to bloom, and the sun feels a little bit brighter, and that also means the Easter holiday is upon us.

The gang at The Rhinestone Shop has put together a collection of DIY rhinestone craft projects for the Easter season. Grab your favorite rhinestones and let’s get crafting!

Spring Flowerpot

Don’t have a green thumb? Don’t worry! This beautiful centerpiece project is perfect for those of us who can’t seem to keep plants alive no matter how hard we try. To create a sparkling rhinestone flower centerpiece, you’ll need:

  • Flowerpot, 4-7 inch diameter
  • Floral foam
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Cardstock paper (or heavier weight)
  • Glue
  • Acrylic paint
  • Rhinestones, assorted colors
  • Easter “grass”

If desired, paint your flowerpot to your favorite color. White or cream can also provide a good base for a colorful bouquet. Trim floral foam to fit the inside of the flowerpot and put the floral foam in place. This will be the base for your “flowers”.

Each skewer will have two paper flowers glued back-to-back to create a stemmed flower. Cut flowers out of cardstock in sets of two. You can then attach your flowers to the top of each skewer. At this point, feel free to paint your flowers.

Rhinestones will add the final touches to your flowers. Use a variety of colors to adorn your stemmed flowers, and arrange them in the pot. Once your flowers are in place, use Easter grass to fluff up the base of your flowers and hide the foam.

Elaborate Eggs

What’s Easter without a few eggs, right? Some of the most beautiful Easter eggs in the entire world are based on colorful Ukrainian eggs known as pysanky. Pysanky have fantastic colors and geometric patterns, and we think those designs are the perfect inspiration for dazzling Easter eggs for a centerpiece.

Instead of the traditional wax and dye method for pysanky, we’re putting rhinestones on painted eggs.

You’ll need:

  • Wooden eggs (found at craft stores)
  • Acrylic paint, assorted colors
  • Rhinestones in a variety of shapes and colors
  • Glue

The idea is to create geometric patterns to create a colorful, sparkling effect similar to that in the pysanky eggs.

The wooden eggs will need to be painted, and you’ll get the most dynamic results by painting the eggs in a rainbow of colors. Paint wide stripes in varying colors as the background for your eggs.

You’ll want to plan out your rhinestone pattern before you start to glue, but we recommend using smaller stones near the top and bottom of the egg and gradually using larger sizes as you meet in the middle.

When the rhinestones are set, repeat until you have enough eggs to set in a bowl for an unusual centerpiece for your Easter table. Alternatively, these eggs make beautiful gifts for children, or you could display your eggs in individual egg cups.

Sparkling Egg Tower Centerpiece

If you’re wanting something a little more dramatic than rhinestone eggs in a bowl, try your hand at a towering egg centerpiece. You’ll need about 8-10 rhinestone eggs, depending on their size.

The egg centerpiece will also require a terra cotta pot that’s roughly 6 inches in diameter. You’ll need floral foam, floral moss, and hot glue.

Start by filling the pot with floral foam, leaving about a ¼” gap at the top. Glue 3-4 eggs around the top of the flowerpot, trying to keep the eggs vertical. If there is a gap in the center, add a piece of floral foam for extra support.

On top of the first layer, stagger another layer of eggs in between each egg at the base. Continue this pattern (and fill the center with floral foam) until you are satisfied with the height. The second to last layer should have three eggs, and the top of the tower will have one egg. Fill in the gaps between all of the eggs with floral moss.

Rhinestone Spring Garland

Garland is a lovely way to add some holiday touches to your home. It’s easy to drape in front of a window or even hang from a chandelier. To make an Easter-themed garland, you’ll need:

  • Stiff felt, assorted pastel colors
  • Rhinestones, assorted colors and shapes
  • Scissors
  • Mini clothespins (found at craft stores)
  • Twine

Cut your stiff felt into assorted spring-like shapes. In this case, simple flowers and eggs will do the trick. These shapes will be the backdrop for your rhinestone designs.

Use different shaped rhinestones to create dazzling patterns on each of your felt shapes. This can be a good time to get kids involved if you are looking for an Easter craft project for the family.

For hanging your garland, cut a piece of twine about a foot longer than where you intend to hang it. Use clothespins to clip your felt shapes to the twine about 4 inches apart from each other.

Springtime Flower Napkin Rings

Planning on having a big Easter meal with the family? Jazz up your table a bit with sparkling napkin rings. You’ll start with a plain napkin ring. You can find these at any store that sells housewares.

Ideally, you’ll want to find napkin rings that don’t already have a lot of adornment. The surface should be fairly smooth so it’s easier to apply your rhinestones. To start, you’ll want to gather together:

  • Napkin rings
  • Rhinestones
  • Stiff felt
  • Glue
  • Scissors

The idea is to create felt roses in assorted colors that are touched up with rhinestones. To make your flowers, you’ll need to cut felt into individual petals. To actually create the flower, start by wrapping some of the petals together fairly tightly to create the flower’s center. Glue the bases together.

Start working your way around the center “bud”, slightly overlapping each petal and gluing them in place. You may want to take the time to “fluff out” the petals to create a flower that looks like it’s blooming. Repeat this process until you have a flower for each napkin ring.

At this point you can start to add your rhinestones! Glue rhinestones to your flowers however you feel will best show them off. Glue the whole flower to the napkin ring, and add a few small rhinestones to the base to cover hide the glue, if necessary.

Check our The Rhinestone Shop’s huge selection of Swarovski crystal rhinestones, which are perfect for all of your holiday craft projects.

DIY Rhinestone Projects for St. Patrick’s Day

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! It’s that time of year when everyone’s a little bit Irish and gold and green are all around. That’s right—it’s time for St. Patrick’s Day!

Now is the time to pull out all of your lucky rhinestones and create some sparkling creations that are both cute and functional. Be sure to check out The Rhinestone Shop’s huge selection of Swarovski crystal rhinestones, available in all shades of green and more!

Looking for some easy DIY rhinestone projects? Check out some of our favorites!

Pot o’ Gold

Gold chocolate coins are a great seasonal treat for your family and friends, but you should have an equally seasonal vessel to hold them! Create your very own pot of gold with just a few simple items:

  • Small terra cotta pot
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Gold flat-backed rhinestones
  • Glue

To get started, you’ll want to paint your terra cotta pot black, just like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. The pot you choose should be big enough to hold a reasonable amount of “gold” coins or other treats. Be sure to paint both the inside and outside entirely.

Once the paint is dry, take your flat-backed rhinestones and carefully glue them to the outer top rim of the pot. You’ll want to cover the entire rim with rhinestones. If you’re feeling particularly sparkly, you could create a polka dot effect for the entire pot.

When the rhinestones are in place, fill it with your gold-wrapped candy and you’ll have a sweet little candy bowl with treats for everyone to snack on!

Shamrock Brooch

The traditional symbol of St. Patrick’s Day is the shamrock, which represents faith, hope, and love. The four-leaf clover has an extra leaf for good luck. It’s also said that you should wear a bit of green on St. Patrick’s Day to ensure you have luck throughout the year—if you don’t wear green, you might get pinched!

To avoid getting pinched, you can wear this simple shamrock brooch that promises to add a touch of bling to your outfit. You’ll need the following:

  • A 4-inch square of dark leather
  • A brooch pin back
  • Emerald flat-backed rhinestones
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • 2-3 straight pins
  • Shamrock template

Shamrock templates are easy to find online, and you’ll want to find one that’s approximately three inches wide. Cut your template and place it on your piece of leather, holding it in place with a few straight pins. Use scissors to cut the leather in the shape of a shamrock.

Get your rhinestones ready to go and use adhesive to glue emerald rhinestones in place to cover all of the leather. The smaller sized rhinestones you have, the easier it is to get full coverage.

Once your rhinestones are in place, glue the brooch pin back to the backside of the shamrock. Wear your new pin with pride!

Coin Bags

Hosting a St. Patty’s Day party? Give your guests a cute little party favor in the form of a festive pouch filled with chocolate coins.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • Small linen favor bags (found at craft stores)
  • Green or gold flat-backed rhinestones
  • Adhesive
  • Chocolate coins

Your favor bags can be decorated with any pattern, but one easy way to bling them out is by arranging your rhinestones in a “shamrock” pattern, which really means putting them in groups of three to create a shamrock effect. Alternatively, you can create polka dots of gold to let your guests know what treat await them.

Irish Headband

Here’s another opportunity to sport a little bit of green! Make an adorable little headband that will add some brightness to your day. Assemble the following:

  • Headband
  • 4-inch square of green stiff felt
  • Shamrock template
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Green rhinestones

Find a shamrock template online that’s approximately 3 inches wide. Print and cut out the template, then place it on the felt. Cut the felt to size.

Take your flat-backed rhinestones and adhere them to the felt shamrock. Once the shamrock is completely covered, clip any excess felt and glue the shamrock to the side of the headband.

All that’s left is to don your St. Patrick’s Day best and add your newest green accessory!

Potted Shamrocks

Need a seasonal centerpiece? Try this easy project that creates a bouquet of sparkling shamrocks. All you’ll need to build this centerpiece is:

  • Terra cotta pot (3-6 inch diameter)
  • Floral foam
  • 20-30 Bamboo skewers
  • Stiff green felt
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Green and gold flat-backed rhinestones
  • Green or gold crinkle filler (found at craft stores)
  • Optional: acrylic paint

To get started, you’ll want to shape your floral foam to fit the terra cotta pot. Try and fill it to as wide as the pot’s diameter. Optionally, you can paint the outside of the pot to whatever color you desire.

For the shamrock flowers, you’ll want to cut out felt shamrocks, and for variety, you can cut out shamrocks of different sizes. However, you’ll want to cut shamrocks in pairs of two; each pair of shamrocks will be the front and back that will top each bamboo skewer.

Once you have cut out all of your shamrocks, glue each pair of felt shamrocks to the top of each bamboo skewer, making sure to glue the shamrocks together.

The next step is to bling out your shamrocks! Use gold and green rhinestones to adorn your shamrocks, and you can mix and match to your heart’s content! The more variety, the more interesting your centerpiece will look at the end.

Try and cover the felt entirely, and then you can start arranging your centerpiece. Stick the skewers into the floral foam and make sure to vary your shamrock placement. Once you have everything in place, you can use crinkle filler to hid the floral foam.

The Best Selection of Rhinestones

The Rhinestone Shop has an amazing selection of rhinestones and nailheads for all of your DIY projects. Be sure to check out our inventory for all things green and gold.

DIY Rhinestone Crafts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day feels like it’s just around the corner! It’s also the perfect opportunity to pull out your craft supplies and rhinestones and make some fun crafts. Check out these great craft projects to celebrate Cupid’s favorite day!

Heart String Wall Art

Wood, nails, string, and rhinestones help you create this fun DIY Valentine’s project. To get started, you’ll need:

  • Wood plank cut to your desired size – stain or paint if you wish
  • Linoleum nails – one package should be enough
  • Scissors
  • Hammer
  • Heart template
  • Tape
  • Embroidery floss – any color
  • Rhinestones

If you want to paint or stain your wood plank, do that before doing anything else because that’s the base of your project.

Before you can start hammering, you’ll want to find a heart template online and print it out. Carefully cut out your template and tape it to your wood plank.

Carefully hammer in your nails around the heart pattern. Don’t hammer them in all the way because you’ll eventually need to wrap string around the nails. Place nails evenly and fairly close together.

Now come the strings and things! Tie your embroidery floss around one nail, and wrap around each nail to create an outline of your heart. Make sure you use all six strands for a stronger connection—it’s less likely to break.

Use more embroidery floss to start crisscrossing across nails to “fill in” your heart. Make sure you wrap tightly! Once you’re done, tie off the end and snip away the excess. Use flat-backed rhinestones to adorn each individual nail head.

Wood Heart Garland

If you’re the type of person who loves to decorate the whole house for holidays, this heart garland is a wonderful project that you can use each year. The more complicated (and durable) project uses wooden hearts, but you could adapt this using felt.

To get started, gather:

  • Round rhinestones, assorted sizes
  • Flat wooden hearts
  • Drill with a small drill bit
  • String or twine
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint

Paint your wooden hearts with acrylic paint. You’re not restricted to “Valentine’s” colors—use what makes you happy! Use your drill to carefully drill a small hole on each side of the hearts—place the hole higher on the heart, close to the top. The hole should be big enough to fit the string.

Use rhinestones to cover each heart or create patterns on each heart. This is where you can get really creative!

Weave your string through each heart, and tie knots behind each hole to avoid slippage. Hang your heart garland over your windows to celebrate the holiday in style!

Valentine’s Cards with Bling

The industry surrounding Valentine’s Day is massive, and people spend millions each year on flowers, chocolates, and cards. Make things a little more personal by making a card instead of buying one!

Thanks to the scrapbooking hobby, craft stores have huge selections of cardstock and decorative papers to choose from. Choose your favorite papers and get to work!

You’re really only limited by your imagination, but you’ll get a more dynamic card by combining patterns and solid colors and layering them on your card. Double-stick tape is a great method for layering paper.

Use die punches, corner punches, and premade elements to add interest, but when you’re satisfied with your card, add rhinestones to make it extra sparkly and add dimension to the card.

Bouquet Vases

Vases are incredibly easy to create—and incredibly fun! You can use them to hold that special bouquet from Valentine’s Day, or you can make your own arrangements to give to your loved ones.

One of the best parts about this project is that you can use found glassware or glass canning jars. Using something unique gives your vase its special character, and of course, rhinestones always make everything better.

To make a Valentine vase, you’ll need the following:

  • Glass canning jars, or any found jar (taller is better for flowers)
  • Acrylic paint in your choice of color
  • Flat-backed rhinestones in colors that coordinate with your paint color
  • Ribbon (optional)

You’ll paint the outside of your glass jar with either patterns or hearts. You can get creative and paint so that the negative spaces (unpainted areas) show your pattern instead. This is a fairly rustic project, so if it’s not perfect, that’s okay.

Then you can plan your rhinestone placement. The Rhinestone Shop even sells heart-shaped rhinestones, which would be perfect in this application. You could even create a polka dot pattern with your rhinestones.

For a finishing touch, add a ribbon to the neck of the vase. For even more flair, apply small flat-backed rhinestones to your ribbon.

Sparkle and Lace Votive Holders

These pretty little votive candle holders are simple enough to get the kids involved and sophisticated enough to provide an elegant touch to any table.

The supply list is fairly short:

  • Glass votive holders with smooth sides
  • Lace that is the approximate width of the votive holder
  • Flat-backed rhinestones
  • Hot glue
  • Votive candles
  • Flexible tape measure
  • Scissors

The first step is to measure the circumference of the candle holder. Use your tape measure to measure around and write down the length. Use that measurement to measure your lace, and add an extra 1/8” for a small amount of overlap.

Wrap the lace around the votive holder and use a small amount of hot glue at the edges of the lace to attach it to the votive holder. If you’re working with kids, this part is for adults to work on.

The next step is to add your rhinestones. Add small rhinestones to the lace and votive holder, but make sure you don’t cover the lace completely.

Finally, add your candle and enjoy watching the light flicker and bounce off of the rhinestones. Place them on your table for a candlelight Valentine’s dinner.

Be sure to take a look at the Rhinestone Shop’s amazing selection of rhinestones for all of your DIY projects. We have dozens of colors, shapes, and sizes that will allow you to create anything you put your mind to!