Today on my blog I wanted to share a really easy, fun craft that’s economical too! Glass, Glitter stones! These are perfect for all kinds of DIY projects, whether you use them as is, or make them into magnets, rings, wire wrapped jewelry, the possibilities are endless!
So here’s what you need to make these: glass, flat round stones. I got mine from Joann’s but I believe you may be able to find these at your local Dollar Store. I got a big bag for about $6 and have tons left over after making these. So they go a long way for very little money!
Next you will need some nail polish in fun, interesting colors and if you can find some with glitter added that’s even better. I got lucky because my 15 year old daughter has a HUGE nail polish collection and I had no trouble finding some good colors. The dollar store is again a great place to get this stuff.
You will need some Mod Podge to seal your stones and also some glitter, fine detail glitter is better than the chunky kind for this project.
The first step is to paint the flat sides of your stones with the nail polish. Depending on the color you may want to add multiple layers. A lot will depend on what you plan to use your stones for. If you want to make them into magnet, you will want to have a solid color such as the stones above so that the magnet doesn’t show through the front of your stone. Once you’ve painted your stones you can sprinkle them with some glitter or…..
let the nail polish dry completely (I like to let mine dry overnight) and then add a layer of Mod Podge and a thick layer of glitter. Let this stage dry overnight again, then add another layer of Mod Podge, letting THAT layer dry overnight as well. Once dry the glitter will be smooth and hard and you can now add magnets or do whatever you wish!
If you decide to add magnets to the back of your stones be sure to use one strong enough to hold your stone. I used a thin piece of magnet and it did NOT work. The stones are a bit heavy!
You can also use pattern paper, or papers cut from a magazine on the back of your stones rather than nail polish. Simply trace the picture you want using your stone as a reference then cut the image out. Mod Podge the image to the flat side of the stone with the good side showing through the other side. Allow to dry completely and you will have a beautiful creation!
I plan to use my stones in our garden this year, I think they will look so neat nestled among the flowers, almost like “fairy” stones!
Hope you enjoyed this easy craft and if you decide to try it yourself I’d love to see what you create!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Easter Holiday!