Whether purely for their aesthetic value or their healing powers, gemstones are a much-loved material in craft projects. But sometimes you don’t even need these precious stones to create gem-inspired masterpieces!
From edible crystal cupcake toppers and gem-shaped felt keychains to dazzling drawer handles and magical magnets.
This is the biggest gemstone DIY project round-up on the Internet, so there’s sure to be something you’ll want to make this weekend!
These beautiful agate magnets are so very easy to make! A Bubbly Life created hers in no time at all, and thankfully, she has shared her useful tutorial with you.
These DIY edible crystal cupcake toppers from Alana Jones-Mann will blow your mind! Luckily, you too can re-create these wonders by following her step-by-step guide.
Bohemian chain headpieces are all the rage now, especially when they contain beautiful, raw crystals just like this one from All the Good Girls go to Heaven. This would also be a beautiful addition to your next formal ensemble!
Making these DIY gemstone magnets could not be easier! Simply purchase your favorite stones from crystal shops (or even your local market) and glue a magnet to the back of each. Thanks Almost Makes Perfect for such a brilliant idea!
Is your child a little frightened of the things that go bump in the night? Almost Makes Perfect has created a gemstone night light that you’ll want to re-create this weekend!
These gemstone bracelets are pretty fancy, but they’re surprisingly simple to make too! Art and Soul Beads has a wonderful guide to teach you how you can also create your own.
Who would have thought that concrete gemstone magnets could look so pretty? At Home In Love certainly did, and you’ll love her informative tutorial!
You probably have some sort of precious gem at home which you’ve been dying to turn into a piece of jewellery, such as a necklace. Brit + Co show you how you can do this with their awesome DIY tutorial!
You can also incorporate gemstones into your wedding décor, just like in this image on Burnetts Boards! Although there isn’t a step-by-step guide for this one, the images will certainly provide you with enough inspiration to create your own.
Forget paying a lot for gemstone drawer handles when you can quite easily make your own, just as Curbly has done! Take a look at her great tutorial to see how it’s done.
Decozilla has featured a step-by-step image guide to help you make your very own amethyst necklace, just like this one! Isn’t it such a simple and elegant design?
This amethyst framed mirror is a genius idea! Design Love Fest has come up with this incredible creation, and she has also described her process over on her blog.
We kid you not, you can actually create your own gemstone geodes! Dollar Store Crafts will teach you how and the craft projects you can make using your finished geodes are endless.
Ever wanted to make your own druzy gemstone earrings? eHow has a guide teaching you everything you’ll need to know, so be sure to check it out before attempting to create these!
This raw stone and silver necklace looks super expensive, but in actual fact, it cost just dollars to make! The polished silver you see? That’s just aluminum from a Pepsi can! Fall For DIY certainly is a genius.
Here’s another great tutorial to help you turn your favorite crystals into necklaces, this time focusing on dainty and ornate finishes. See the project from Fall For DIY for more information.
Did you know that you can also make your own Agate slices using common craft materials? Fall For DIY has another great tutorial to help you achieve this.
These gemstone-looking soaps would make the most perfect gift for a loved one, or even just to treat yourself! Check out Fall For DIY’s step-by-step guide to see how it’s done.
Here’s a spectacular tutorial from Free People teaching you how to grow your own crystals using a store-bought spice! Got to see it to believe it? You’ll be amazed!
Agate necklaces are not only beautiful, but they’re eye-catching and on-trend too. Hello Natural has a great guide to teach you how to incorporate the popular stone into a necklace.
Check out these chunky gemstone-inspired chain bracelets – Don’t they make a statement? You’ll love In Honor of Design’s helpful DIY tutorial.
Here’s a pretty and easy project to add to your weekend to-do list! These gemstone rope bracelets from I Spy DIY are going to get a lot of attention from passers-by.
Add a touch of magic to your traditional Christmas decorations with these wonderful hanging gemstones from Jade and Fern. The best part? They’re incredibly easy to make!
These soda tab gemstone necklaces by Kid Things are a great project for your children to tackle next school holidays (or even this weekend!). They’d also make heartfelt, homemade presents.
Oh my, these are stunning! Lebenslustiger certainly knows how to make high-quality gemstone cuffs on a budget, so check out her tutorial to re-create your own!
Here’s a gemstone-inspired tutorial that even guys will love! These gemstone-shaped, felt keychains by Lily Allsorts will help you to locate your keys in a jiffy.
Add some bling to your fridge in less than an hour with this DIY gemstone magnet project from Live Love DIY. The possibilities with this one are endless!
It just wouldn’t be a gemstone round-up without a tutorial about gemstone earrings, would it? Lou Vintage’s guide is pretty and easy to follow.
Magical Daydream’s crystal egg geodes serve as perfect paper weights, gifts and home décor! Take a look at her helpful hints for re-creating these over on her blog.
This tutorial from Make Zine, not only teaches you how to grow your own borax crystals, but also how to turn them into a special ‘crystal ball’ necklace. Genius!
Those are some very high-end gemstone earrings indeed! Want to make your own fancy version? Check out Pacific Rain’s wonderful tutorial!
Could there be anything more calming and healing for the mind than a crystal-topped candle lid, just like these from P.S I Made This? Mix and match your design to showcase your favorite gemstones!
Next time you’re having your friends over for a delicious lunch or dinner party, why not make these cute gemstone-shaped ice cubes from Shrimp Salad Circus? You can even use fruit juice in them, just as this talented blogger has done.
Forget soap on a rope, everyone needs gemstone soap on a chain instead! Shrimp Salad Circus has another DIY project idea that’s sure to wow you.
Inject some bohemian styling into your everyday look by making your very own crystal rings, just like Squirelly Minds has done. Very on-trend and simple to make!
Fancy adding some color and crystals to your home décor? Makeover a plain frame with fragments of gems, just as The Crafted Life has done!
Feast your eyes on this superb crystal crown inspiration from True Blue Me and You! Although there aren’t any instructions listed, you can use this crown (plus the several others featured) to help you to create your very own!
Would you like to hop on-board the gemstone trend train, but aren’t a fan of vibrant colors and sparkle? Not to worry, because Tuts Plus has you covered with these concrete gemstone necklaces! You can leave them colorless or paint them until your heart is content.
Here’s another Anthropologie hack that you’ll be adding to your Bookmarks! Woods of Bell Trees has mastered these crystal geode drawer pulls (and saved you a lot of money in the process!).
Celebrate all things gemstone with this DIY shrinky dink jewellery set by Wrapped Up In Rainbows. The kids are going to love this DIY project!
Which gemstone-inspired DIY project has taken your fancy? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the Comments section below!