We have been seeing these cute crystal jewelry dishes all over instagram lately and while they are super cute – they can be pretty pricey too. We were wondering if there was anything we can use to make a faux crystal jewelry dish without breaking the bank.
I think you’ll agree that we did a pretty good job.
Check out our 3 different styles and see which one you like the best!
We started making these dishes with the same supplies and then we added some variations while we were assembling them.
One is in all paler colors, one has a lot of contrast, and one includes shimmery metallic paint. But they all turned out amazing and we’re sure that you’ll be impressed!
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Supplies for a Faux Crystal Jewelry Dish
Are you ready for the big surprise? Our secret to our faux crystal’s?
You’re going to love it!
It’s sea glass.
Sea glass is easy to find (hint – we picked ours up at the local dollar store) and if you hunt through the packages there are some that have some reasonably large sized pieces in them. So we highly recommend spending a few minutes sorting through the available packages.
All you need is:
- Sea glass
- Small Dish
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Paint or Paint Pen (optional)
We looked for small dishes at the dollar store also but we didn’t find any that were the perfect size for our project. We wound up picking these up at Target, but I think you can find some inexpensive dishes just about anywhere so just add them to your list to pick up when you’re out shopping.
You’ll want to start off by arranging your stones before you glue any of them down.
Once you like your pattern just add some hot glue and glue it to your dish.
Once you’ve finished gluing down the crystals just add your jewelry and you’ve got a beautiful little faux crystal jewelry dish.
These are a very inexpensive gift that looks amazing.
We’ve already got a list of people waiting for us to “gift” them with one!
This is Dish #1. We used only the lighter colored glass on it.
On this dish (Dish #2) we added a metallic painted edge. You can use a paint pen or small brush to add this detail.
The metallic paint is a beautiful contrast to the cobalt blue.
Painting Your Crystal Jewelry Dish
For Dish #3 we used a more abstract design. We used a black permanent marker to color the edges of the dish and gold metallic paint covered the crystals.
This gave the dish a more moody and abstract look than the other two.
So are you ready to create your own faux crystal jewelry dish?
Or even a jewelry dish with real crystals. It’s always a better deal when you DIY!
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