Is Bling Your Thing?
Are you ready to add some bling to your wardrobe? How about adding bling to other items, such as room décor and personal possessions? Bling is fun and perfect for trendsetters.
In this article, I will share with you the best “bling” craft projects on the net. All the projects that you’ll find here include a nice picture of the project and also the site name and address to the tutorial. Click on the name and you’ll be taken directly to the tutorial for that craft. What could be easier? Now, check out all the great bling crafts below. Find some that you want to make, go to the tutorials, and “bling it.”
To make the cute little gemheads shown above, find the tutorial at Little Miss Celebration.
1. Candle Holders
Just imagine how easy and beautiful these candle holders would be to make for a wedding reception. The rhinestones are sold in wide strips so making these is super easy. To make these very elegant candle holders, go to THE COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE for the tutorial.
2. Rhinestone Sneakers
Dress up a pair of sneakers to wear with your prom dress so you can be comfortable while dancing, or wear them with a jeans outfit to add sparkle. Consider using all one-color rhinestones on white sneakers for a really dressy look. You'll find the instructions for this project at DREAM A LITTLE BIGGER.
3. Rhinestone Ornaments
Although I think these rhinestone ornaments would be beautiful on the Christmas tree, I think they would also look outstanding circling a mirror on the wall. I'm sure your imagination will take this project to new heights, just follow the basic tutorial at MOD PODGE ROCKS, and then do your own thing.
4. Sparkle Skull
I would never have believed that I'd consider using a skull in decorating, that is until I saw this one. Who could resist a blinged-out skull? If you'd like to make one of these sparkly skulls, go to Mad in Crafts for the tutorial.
5. Valentine Glitter Wreath
Make this beautiful Valentine's glitter wreath to celebrate the holiday of love.
6. Beaded Bracelets
Using beads and elastic jewelry thread, you can make beaded bracelets for yourself or give as gifts.
7. Mason Jar Lanterns
This mason jar lantern can be used indoors or outdoors. A beautiful addition to a patio party.
8. Beaded Leather Bracelet
Make your own super fashionable bracelet by following the tutorial at Happy Hour Projects.
9. Bling Bag Fasteners
10. iPhone Case With Bling
iPhones are such a necessary thing in our lives now that we like to make our phone special by having a unique cover on them. Consider making an iPhone case with bling as a gift to give to friends.
11. Sparkle Branch
You'll think of lots of ways to decorate using these beautiful branches. Happily Ever Borrowed is where you'll find directions for this project.
12. Bejewelled Sunglasses
Decorating sunglasses could be an activity planned for a birthday party or sleepover when a group of girls gets together. Just be sure to have a variety of beads and some good glue. The girls will have many ideas for how to make their sunglasses special and unique. Follow the instructions at A MATTER OF STYLE for gluing gems onto plastic sunglasses.
13. Polka Dot Ornaments
I would never have believed that polka dot tree ornaments would be pretty until I saw this project. The tutorial for making these ornaments is found at HOMEY oh my!
14. Pencil Pot
You'd never know that the container for this pencil pot is an empty tin can. Especially after the can has been painted and covered with beautiful gems. Find the instructions for this pencil pot craft at Creative in Chicago.
15. Glamorous Glove
I know gals who would love this glove update idea. Be sure to check out garage sales during the summer to get inexpensive jewelry to use in crafts. There are other examples of fancy gloves included with the instructions. You can make this glamorous glove by going to GREENBEAN’s CRAFTEROLE and following the tutorial.
16. Beaded Bunny
Making a gorgeous bunny like one of these is possible when you follow the tutorial given on the Just Wanna Do Crafts site.
17. Valentine Glitter Symbols
Most craft stores have a variety of wooden or pressed paper letters, numbers, and symbols. So, you can make glitter words of your choice. A nice touch for Valentine's Day. The directions for making the glitter symbols are found at Make Life Lovely.
18. German Glass Glitter Easter Egg
Some projects, like this one, are great gifts for family members that you know will keep and treasure them. This impressive Easter egg project has its instructions at The Graphics Fairy.
19. Bling, Bling Flip Flops
When you go to The Pinning Mama site for the instructions for decorating flip-flops, you'll also notice that there are about twelve more bling craft ideas there. All have tutorials included. Buy flip-flops in all the different colors, so you can have a pair to go with all your summer outfits.
20. Rhinestone and Glitter Flamingo
Go to craftbits.com for information on how to spark up a flamingo.
21. Glitter Earrings
Making your own glitter earrings will save you a lot of money. Be sure to check out this tutorial.
22. Wine Glass Table Lamp
I can imagine wine glass table lamps used at a wedding reception. They are inexpensive to make, but oh so beautiful and unique.
23. Wedding Napkin Rings
24. Stylish Hair Pins
Any little, or big, girl will love blinged jewelry for their hair. Find the instructions for this project at The DIY Dreamer.
25. Diamond Crushed Glass Vase
26. Outdoor Chandelier
If you spend much time in your backyard or patio, you probably like to give it special decorator touches. This outdoor chandelier is an easy and outstanding addition to your backyard.
27. Bling Your Jeans
Bling is better! When you want a more stylish look to your jeans than the holey look, try rhinestones. The Crafty Blog Stalker shows you how to re-do your jeans with their tutorial. Scroll down the page for the tutorial.
28. Christmas Poinsettia Wreath
Don't you love this idea? This Christmas poinsettia wreath is made using floral picks and enhanced with glitter. Love it!
29. Rhinestone Collar
MADIGAN MADE has the instructions for adding rhinestones to a shirt for the looks of a collar or necklace.
30. Bling a Craft Box
Rather than having plain, but useful, boxes sit on your dresser or shelf, add gems or jewels to make them spectacular. Directions for making the blinged craft boxes shown here are found at dollar store crafts.
31. Glitter Spider Webs
Decorating for Halloween is always fun, but the webs you hang will be special if they glitter. Making these glitter spider webs to add to your Halloween décor is easy when you follow the instructions given at Paper and Glue.
32. Bling Bride Sneakers
By the time the day ends, every bride wishes she could trade her high heels for some comfortable bling bride sneakers.
33. Snowflake Door Hanger
A large snowflake and smaller ones hanging from it and then adding glitter make the snowflake door hanger a star attraction.
34. Glamor Pumpkin
Halloween isn't just for scary anymore. Notice how beautiful this gemstone-decorated pumpkin is. Go to Life on Lakeshore Drive for a list of supplies needed and the tutorial for making a glamorous pumpkin.
35. Rhinestone and Pearl Tree
Imagine making these beautiful tabletop trees for your mantel, or to display in a centerpiece arrangement. To make rhinestone and pearl trees like these, go to just crafty enough for the instructions.
36. Beaded Wedding Belt
Some dresses, whether a bridal gown or a prom dress, are enhanced with a beaded belt. These belts are very easily made and are much less expensive than the purchased ones. For the easy-to-follow tutorial for making a beaded wedding belt, go to somethingTurquoise.
37. Bling Sneakers
Want to be comfortable as well as stylish for prom or homecoming? How about adding bling sneakers to your ensemble? Make it special and outstanding.
38. Sparkly Camera Strap
What a great gift this would be for a photographer friend. Can you imagine the oohs and ahs that you'll hear when they see this sparkly, gem-filled camera strap? The tutorial for making a sparkly camera strap can be found at Virginie’s Cinema.
39. Glitter Vinyl Butterfly
Did you know that you can purchase glitter vinyl to use instead of rhinestones to make blingy items? I didn't until I found this project at CREATE & babble, where the tutorial for using the vinyl is also included.
40. Votive Candle Holders
You'll think of so many ways, and places, to use these little jeweled votive holders. Group a bunch of these with a bit of greenery to make a beautiful centerpiece arrangement. Find the instructions at love to know.
41. Crystal Chandelier
Seeing this project at in my own style makes me want to copy it. I'll find the tutorial for making the crystal chandelier at that site.
42. Jeweled Heels
Although I don't wear spiked heels like this, I definitely admire them. If you want to make a pair of jeweled heels like these, go to HONESTLYWTF and follow the instructions given there.
43. Locker Mirror
Making a school locker a more personal space is the aim of many teenage girls. Making a really outstanding locker mirror by adding gemstones to the frame is a way to customize the locker. Go to THE CUBICLE CHICK to see how to achieve this gorgeous look.
44. DIY Rhinestone Ruffle Clutch
45. Bling Rings
Bling and ring are two words that are nicely wedded. These rings aren't difficult to make when you follow the tutorial given at favecrafts.
46. Bling Thumb Tacks
Making these jeweled thumb tacks is an idea that I hadn't seen before. I love them! Make a teacher happy by giving a box of these as an appreciation gift. You'll see these bling thumb tacks at two twenty one. So easy to do, just use jewelry glue or the E6000 glue to adhere the stones to the tacks.
47. Black and Silver Pumpkins
There is nothing as elegant as using black and silver together. These black and silver glitter pumpkins shout elegance. Find the tutorial for making these pumpkins at twosisters crafting.
48. Christmas Balls
49. Halloween Spider Wreath
Make this spooky, unique Halloween wreath by going to Fun365 for the tutorial.
50. Pocket Bling
Make your own trendy girl jeans by adding pocket bling. Go to Drab to Fab for the instructions.
© 2015 Loraine Brummer
Do You Like to Bling? Or leave a comment..
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on May 01, 2015:
I agree, Catherine, a blinged up flamingo would be hard to part with. Although, I'm a bit too mature (as apposed to "old") to wear bling, I do like the looks of rhinestones on jeans. And I love the sparkly wedding décor. Thanks for your visit and comment, Catherine.
Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on April 30, 2015:
What amazing craft ideas. If someone put that blinged up flamingo on my lawn, they would have to pay me to get it back. I don't think I would want to part with it. If I ever take a break from writing, I'm going to try these projects. Voted up U and I and B.
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on April 18, 2015:
So, you make quilts, Marie. I love handmade quilts and admire folks that have the patience to make them. I'll be visiting your hubs to check out any quilting articles you have. Thanks for visiting my bling crafts.
Marie Flint from Jacksonville, FL USA on April 16, 2015:
You've really covered the bases here, Loraine. I don't do Bling, but these certainly look like fun projects. I'll keep these in mind when I get tired of quilting!
Voted Up, Useful, and Beautiful.