Sharing a super simple crystal geodes diy that you can make real quick with the stuff you already have at home! Continue below!
Crystal geodes are yet one of the many proofs that Earth truly is amazing af! Angela and I have both eyeing some to buy, but that isn’t an option yet. And when something isn’t an option, what do you do? You diy it, that’s what you do! Did that sound just a teeny bit cocky to you or is it just me? Anyways, this was actually Angela’s idea, to make our own crystal geodes, and I was so happy, I love it when my sister or friends actually want to DIY something themselves, or even better together.
So, she searched for ideas on Pinterest and YouTube and found this video that we followed (the same is explained below, with maybe some tiny adjustments that we made along the way). I’m gonna let you continue scrolling down to see how can you make crystal geodes yourself with the stuff you fo’ sho’ already have at home. Le’s do this!
Crystal Geodes DIY.
– Sea Salt (larger bits)
– Nail Polish Remover
– Nail Polish in Different Colors
– Mod Podge (actually make sure that you also have a regular glue, glue gun and a clear nail polish as well, cause maybe you’ll need to improvise a little so that your crystal geodes diy is successful, meaning it all stays put)
– several stones/rocks as much as you’re making (try finding some that are not perfectly smooth and shit, in fact, search for those that aren’t cause your crystal geodes will then look more like the real deal, right?)
– Golden Flakes
– Several Bowls (for coloring the sea salt, so you’ll need as much bowls as the nail polish colors you’re gonna be using)
Crystal Geodes DIY Tutorial.
1. Put some nail polish in the bowls (you can use lids and stuff like that), and add some nail polish in each. Mix it up.
2. Add sea salt in each of your bowls/lids or whatever you’re using. Mix each up so that all the grains of salt are nicely colored. Let it all dry.
3. Apply some clear nail polish on the stone and start adding the colored sea salt. You can go one stone – one color, or you can mix things up, it’s up to you. Top the colored sea salt with another coat of clear nail polish and then continue adding more sea salt. You can even make it with an ombre effect by adding paler shades of sea salt as you go up.
Also, I’ve found that the clear nail polish wasn’t doing exactly a perfect job, which is why I used regular glue and/or glue gun on certain areas, where the seal salt grains were falling off. And then I also tried mixing up some sea salt in a mod podge (i used Matte), which kinda made the sea salt grains all stick together, but didn’t solve the attach-them-to-the-stone challenge. But, at the end, combining all of those (clea nail polish, glue gun, regular glue and mod podge) actually worked great, as the colored salt grains aren’t falling off, like they all stick together like a true gang haha.
4. Once you’ve successfully glued the seal salt on the stones, add some gold flakes on the sides of the stones. Regular glue will do the job here. If you don’t have golden flakes, you can also use gold paint or spray, both will do the job. You can also add some glitter on top of each crystal geode, to make them sparkle even more.
Making crystal geodes doesn’t seem hard, right? And it isn’t, so if you make some yourself, do show! And to do that, just use #artysdiylife on Instagram (it’s where I’m most active), so I can see it!