I am in love with crystals. Why? Because they are colorful, shiny, sparkly and add a good vibe to your room when displayed. While I’m okay with growing crystals using borax or alum, I’m little impatient to watch it grow. I’ve been thinking a lot to give it a try but instead, the bohemian hippie girl inside me has developed an infinite love for faux crystals. On a happy note, this addiction is kinda inexpensive.
Now, read on how you can make these colorful ones!
How To Make Faux Crystals
Take a small bowl and add a thick layer of white glue.
Now, take coarse salt and add it to the layer of salt.
Mix 2-4 drops of food color of your choice and give it a good mix.
When you add liquid food color, it is normal for the mixture to be watery, so you have to act quick.
Add another layer of glue. Add another layer of salt. You can skip adding the food color in this second layer. Mix.
Add the food color again only if you want a bright colored crystal else the first 2-4 drops should be enough. Keep repeating the steps.
When you have enough mixture of how big you want your crystal to be, it’s time to get glue on your hands.
Now, take the mixture in your hands and start shaping it. Keep adding the mixture to the shape until you get the desired shape you want.
When I shaped the crystal it was so watery that I had to press it firmly to take away all the water. If it isn’t shaping up well, add glue to the crystal shape.
Adding glue to your final shape will strengthen it and it’ll last longer.
Put it on a paper towel so that it’ll absorb moisture from the crystal and leave it to dry until it is hard as the rock. Drying can take several days. I left mine to dry for at least 4 days before I painted it.
Painting it gold is optional but the gold color adds a nice rich shiny look (as you know how I adore the shiny look). Take gold metallic paint and paint the sides of your faux crystal or just dots of gold paint here and there would look great.
I tried both techniques on my faux crystals.
Wondering how many colors I used?
Blue and Pink are the only food colors I used for this project. I love how many combinations of colorful crystals I was able to make with just 2 colors of food coloring.
You can make a galaxy inspired crystal with these 2 colors too! Just experiment and play with colors. It’s so much fun. How adorable is this one?
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Just a little mix of pink and blue food color resulted in this lavender colored crystal.
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Which is your favorite among these? I personally love the blue and galaxy inspired faux crystals. These DIY Faux crystals would make an awesome centerpiece or a unique room decor. Light a candle next to it and enjoy!
I display them as a centerpiece next to my colorful mirrored candle holder.
Don’t you think you can make beautiful looking crystal with just basic ingredients that you already have at home? Let me know in the comments below what you think.
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