Glitter Stones {Frugal Crafts}

by Jess on May 9, 2013

Glitter-Stones-ProjectHaving two girls means that we go through a lot of glitter around here.  Craft time that incorporates extra shimmer means extra smiles!  These glitter stones are used to make magnets or as a beautiful candle centerpiece.  They are fun and fancy! 

Glitter-Stones-ProjectMaterials Need:

  • River stones or glass marbles (found at the craft or dollar store).  Make sure you use the clear ones to result in extra glittery beauty!
  • Heavy duty glue, jewelry glue works well
  • Assorted glitter and sequins (I used a variety from both the craft and dollar store)
  • Cupcake liners to organize and separate your glitter
  • Magnets or  candle base and candle – you choose!
  • Clear glaze or varnish


Step 1 –

  1. Prepare your surface by spreading newspaper to protect your area.  Use cupcake liners and add one tablespoon of glitter to each liner.
  2. Holding one river stone, apply a thin coat of glue  with paintbrush on the rounded top and dip into the glitter of your choice (this is the fun part).  Use one type of glitter or mix, anything goes!  We used green, blue and purple to create a “peacock effect”
  3. Allow to dry for an hour
  4. Repeat with other river stones until the number desired is achieved

Glitter-Stones-ProjectStep 2 –

  1. Once glue is dry, apply a thin coat of clear varnish to stone and allow to dry for another hour

Step 3 –

  1. Using heavy duty glue, attach magnet to the back of your stone and again, allow to dry for 1-2 hours
  2. Glittery stones also make lovely bases around candles or flowers.  To make these, simply do steps 1 & 2 and place an assortment of stones on a saucer or round plate.  Place a large piller in the center for a beautiful centerpiece. 

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Jess left her job to pursue her dream: changing diapers, cleaning the house, doing dishes, getting tons of sticky kisses, teaching and exploring with her two girls on the New England coast. She enjoys sharing her life - crafting, creating, parenting, venting and cooking on her blog Barefoot by the Sea.

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