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Jewelry Magic: Quick DIY Gem Rings for Instant Style

Use silicone mold to create these fabulous DIY gem rings with hot glue. Make them for holidays, parties, dressing up . . . so easy to make!

Skills Required: None. You’ll be using a glue gun to make these rings – you don’t need any prior crafting skills for this jewelry project.

how to make rings out of hot glue

Hey there, fellow fashionistas and crafty souls! It’s Holly from Club Crafted, back with a dazzling DIY that’s going to stick with you – quite literally!

It’s time to talk about my latest obsession: hot glue jewelry. Yes, you read that right.

Who knew that the hot glue gun, usually relegated to the drawers of craft rooms, could be the star of a high-fashion jewelry project?

Imagine rings so eye-catching and glittery, they look like they belong in a treasure chest rather than on your hand.

This fashion craft is not just a project; it’s a statement – a testament to the power of creativity (and a little bit of glue).

And here’s the kicker: no one will guess that these stunning pieces are crafted from hot glue. That’s right, we’re turning this everyday adhesive into the stuff of fashion legend. It’ll be our stylish secret.

(Get ready to expand your hot glue horizons with a tutorial for DIY hair pins too!)

DIY gem rings made with hot glue on a hand

Now, I know what you’re thinking: ‘Giant gem rings? Aren’t those a bit much?’ But hear me out. I gifted a bunch to my niece, and let me tell you, she was over the moon!

The blue one practically became a permanent fixture on her hand. These rings are perfect for jazzing up your holiday outfits, adding pizzazz to party attire, or simply bringing some everyday sparkle to your life.

Best of all, making these hot glue rings is as easy as it is fun. It’s the kind of craft that brings out the kid in you, playing with colors and molds, and ending up with something surprisingly chic.

So, are you ready to channel your inner jewelry designer and create something truly one-of-a-kind? Let’s heat up those glue guns and get the fashion show started.

silicone gem mold, craft paint, hot glue gun, glue sticks, and ring blanks

Scroll down to discover how to make your very own DIY gem rings – a craft so fun and fabulous, you’ll be looking for excuses to wear them!

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Tips and Thoughts for This Project

I find that tapping the mold on the countertop after filling a couple layers helps the glue settle to that every crevice is filled.

You can use hot glue to attach the gem to the ring base, but I recommend jewelry glue or E-6000 for longer lasting results.

DIY gem rings

They should dry quickly, and they’re ready to use! You can certainly do this with any silicone mold, and the hot glue hold up very well and feel lightweight, so it’s perfect for making rings and similar jewelry.

Yield: 3 rings

DIY Gem Rings

how to make rings out of hot glue

Craft stunning hot glue rings that look like gems. Perfect for holidays, parties, or just adding some sparkle to your outfit – they're super simple to create!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5




  1. Heat up the hot glue gun and load the desired glue stick. Slowly use the gun to fill a gem mold with layers of glue. Make sure to fill the glue to the top of the mold in each crevice and repeat.silicone mold filed with hot glue
  2. Once the glue has dried and cooled to the touch, carefully remove the shapes from the mold. They should remove easily. Trim any glue strings if necessary.
  3. Use the hot glue gun to attach the ring blanks to the flat bottom of the gems. For a stronger bond, use E-6000. Let cool/dry.
  4. Paint the gems as desired! Use a combination of paint and glitter to make the gem rings sparkle. Paint a layer of color and sprinkle glitter on top. Let dry and repeat if necessary.DIY gem rings

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