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Make Hot Glue Jewelry in Any Shape and Size

Create your own hot glue jewelry using silicone molds and glue sticks! This necklace and ring are easy to paint and customize.

Skills Required: None. You’ll be adding hot glue to molds, then painting it and attaching jewelry pieces. You don’t need any crafting experience to do this project.

hot glue gun jewelry

By now I’m hoping that you’ve heard of the Mod Melts and Molds program by my friends Cathie and Steve, but if you haven’t, let me introduce you! You can make all sorts of things with these products, like decoupage jewelry that you see above.

Basically the gist is that you use Mod Melts sticks in your hot glue gun and melt them into Mod Molds – creating your own embellishments. Cool, right?

These embellishments can be painted, decoupaged, crackled, glittered . . . pretty much anything you want to do with them.

It’s pretty amazing. You can reuse the molds over and over, too. I want to show you how I used the Mold Melts and Molds to make a necklace and ring. Read on to learn how I did it!

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Tips and Thoughts for This Project

It’s fun to choose the shapes you would like to use from your silicone molds. I chose a larger flower, a smaller flower and two leaves.

The Dimensional Magic gives a nice clear dome effect over the scrapbook paper on the bezel style pendant. You can also use a flat pendant and omit the Dimensional Magic.

You can use Sparkle Mod Podge instead of Extreme Glitter.

hot glue gun jewelry

I LOVE how my jewelry turned out. Even I’m surprised how quickly I made these projects. Amazing, yay!

I hope you enjoy your DIY necklace and ring. Personalize using any scrapbook papers or paint colors of your choice – that is the fun part.

Yield: 1 necklace and 1 ring

Hot Glue Jewelry

hot glue jewelry

Craft your unique jewelry pieces by harnessing the magic of hot glue sticks! Embellish your very own necklace and ring to express your personal style.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Dry Time 8 hours
Total Time 9 hours 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • Dimensional Magic
  • Pendant bezel blank and a ring blank
  • Metal charms
  • Floral silicone molds
  • Glue sticks
  • Craft paint – Citrus Green, Parisian Pink
  • FolkArt Extreme Glitter - Hologram
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Scrapbook paper – patterns of your choice
  • Jewelry glue
  • Jewelry findings – necklace chain and one jump ring
  • Rhinestones – two small
  • Tracing paper


  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paintbrush
  • Jewelry pliers


  1. Using a warmed up hot glue gun, spread the hot glue sticks into the silicone shapes of your choice (read the package if you need to). Fill the entire mold and let cool.Filling a silicone mold with hot glue
  2. Pop the embellishment out of the mold and trim with scissors.
  3. Paint the shapes using the FolkArt colors of your choice. Once they are dry, add Extreme Glitter to the top. Let dry.Painting a hot glue embellishment with pink acrylic paint
  4. If desired, glue rhinestones in the center of both flowers with the jewel glue.
  5. To decorate your pendant, first trace your blank with tracing paper and a pencil. You can even use a piece of computer paper if you want, but the tracing paper is a little nicer because it's thinner.Trace a metal blank with tracing paper and a pencil
  6. Use the tracing paper shape you created to cut the scrapbook paper to fit inside the pendant. If it doesn’t fit, trim until it does.Cut out scrapbook paper with scissors
  7. Decoupage your scrapbook paper on the inside of the pendant. Let dry. Paint a top coat of Mod Podge onto the paper and let dry again.Paint Mod Podge on a metal blank
  8. Add Dimensional Magic to your pendant. Place Mod Podge metal charms in the wet Dimensional Magic and let dry for 8 hours (or until completely clear and solid).Add Dimensional Magic to the Mod Podge metal blank
  9. Glue your smaller flower to the lower left hand corner of the pendant with jewelry glue – add a leaf on either side, too. Glue your larger flower to the ring blank.Glue embellishments to the DIY necklace
  10. Use jewelry pliers to attach the pendant to the chain, using the jump ring.

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If you love this project, let me know in the comments! I’ve also got some other related crafts you might be interested in with hot glue:


Wednesday 26th of February 2014

I loooove this DIY and will for sure be trying out soon! Been getting into molds to make jewelry currently. :)

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