DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

It's time for the monthly Pinterest challenge hop! Woot woot!

The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin something that inspires us but to actually make it! Each month I join in with a group of very talented bloggers to recreate something we have pinned. We have a theme each month and this month's theme is "Magical March"!

This theme fits perfectly with my boho style because I already have a bunch of magical crystals in my bedroom so I decided to create a homemade version of a Geode to add to my magical collection.

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

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Supplies Needed:

I was inspired to make these from this pin: Geodes made from AdTech Hot Glue Sticks from Chris at The Studio Blog.

Since I've followed her wonderful tutorial and made my own, I do have some things to share in the manner of what supplies I used and the process, which I tweaked just a little for my own purposes.

Tip #1: The tutorial calls for AdTech glue sticks, I found that any clear glue stick will work. Let me show you the difference though that you should look for when choosing your glue sticks.

Some "clear" glue sticks are not really clear at all. the one on the left is cloudy, you want to choose glue sticks like the one on the right, not the cloudy one.

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

Tip #2: Use a self-healing cutting mat and cut down toward the mat with the utility knife. You won't cut yourself quite as easily this way and it's just a little more stable feeling.

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

Put your cut-up glue sticks into 3 piles based on size.

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

Tip #3: the tutorial calls for an alcohol marker... Sharpies are alcohol-based markers 😃

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

Tip #4: A condiment cup that you ripped off, borrowed, purchased on your own works great for making the glue base of your geode.

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

Tip #5: Get approval from your fur babies 😁

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

Tip #6: The tutorial calls for black sand to cover the back. I didn't have that and instead chose to paint mine with black craft paint first, and then metallic gold craft paint.

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

Tip #7: Don't skip the last step to coat it with a clear nail polish top coat, it really makes it sparkle and look real!

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

I think it fits right in with my other rocks and crystals, what do you think?

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge

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DIY Geodes - Magical March Pinterest Challenge
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