Children love crafts with gemstones, especially girls (both little girls and teenagers). Normally gemstones are made from mineral which is cut and polished but the ones used in crafts are inexpensive and mostly made from plastic and glass.
You can use gemstones to dazzle up old junk such as bottle caps and old CDs/DVDs. Gemstones are also perfect for making princess tiaras. You can buy a cheap metallic tiara and glue gemstones in place. Gemstones are also perfect for decorating plain t-shirts too.
Altered Art - Junk Bracelet - Make a beautiful bracelet from assorted beads, broken earrings, broken necklace chains and gemstones.
Bejeweled Gemstones Valentine's Day Box - Martha Stewart will show you how to make a beautiful Valentine’s Day box.
Bible Class with GemstonesTote - Follow these instructions to create a special tote for Bible class.
Bottle Cap Valentine Pins - Learn how to make Valentine pins from bottle caps and heart gemstones.
Bracelet with Gems - Follow these instructions to make a simple bracelet from an empty cardboard tube, gem glue, gemstones, metallic pipe cleaners and scissors.
Braided Suede Bracelet - Find out how to make a beautiful braided suede bracelet.
Brownie Bear Pins - Find out how to make cute brownie bear pins by following these instructions.
Brownie Bracelets - Make a brownie bracelet from a leather bracelet and gemstones.
Bubble Frame - Find out how to make a creative bubble frame in a few steps.
CD Gemstones Ornaments - Make a Christmas ornament from recycled CDs or DVDs and gemstones.
"Charming" Gemstones Mother's Pins - Make this pin for your mom as a Mother’s Day or birthday gift.
Christmas Tree Fan - Follow these instructions to make a beautiful Christmas tree shaped fan.
Clay Photo Frames - Make a photo frame from clay, gems, card, magnet, double sided sticky tape and glue.
Cross Necklace - Use this free Cross pattern and instructions to create a Cross Necklace.
Crown Craft - Find out how your kids can make their own crown from inexpensive materials.
Daisy Petal Responsibility Chart - Find out how to make an adorable Daisy Petal Responsibility Chart using a Daisy Chart, tacky glue and gemstones.
Elephant Mask - Children can make an elephant mask from a large paper plate, grey paint, grey card, colored paper, glue, thin elastic and decorations such as gems.
Envelopes - Indian - Find out how you can make an Indian looking envelope which is perfect for an Indian party invitation.
Fairy Princess - Make the perfect Halloween costume fit for a little princess.
Fancy Favor Boxes - These favor boxes are perfect for a princess themed birthday party.
Fancy Miniature Shoes - This is a fun activity for a sleep over party.
Father's Day Crown - Make your dad feel special on Father’s Day by making him wear this crown for the day.
Felt Candy Bag - Make and fill this heart bag with candy to make the perfect Valentine’s Day.
Film Canister First Aid Kit - Recycle empty film canisters to make a miniature first aid kits.
Floral Gem Stone Orbs - Find out how to make this beautiful table centerpiece.
Gemstone Jewelry Box Project - Make a beautiful jewelry box from craft sticks, wooden barrel beads, silver acrylic paint, assorted faux gems, craft glue and a paintbrush.
Girls Rule Hanger Project - This is a must have sign for every girl’s bedroom door.
Glitter Votive Cups for Christmas - Learn how to make glitter votive cups Christmas decorations by following these instructions.
Gold Star Napkin Rings - Follow these instructions to create gold star napkin rings.
Good Deed Princess Tiaras - This is a great idea for your Girl Guide group.
Gourd Heads - Find out how you can make gourd heads from small gourds.
Hanukkah Votives - Learn how to make special votive cups for Hanukkah.
How To Decorate a Glass Vase - Find out how you can turn an old glass vase into an amazing new vase.
How to Decorate Candles With Gems & Paint - This tutorial shows you how you can decorate candles with gemstones and paint.
How to Make a Holiday Lampwork Necklace - Learn how to make a lampwork necklace for the Christmas holiday season.
How to Make a Simple Gemstone Necklace - Find out how you can make a simple gemstone necklace.
How to Make a Wire Wrap Rosary Bracelet - Learn how to make a beautiful wire wrap Rosary bracelet by following these instructions.
How to Make Fairy Crowns for Dolls - This is a simple tutorial showing girls how to make fairy crowns for their dolls.
How to Make Gemstone T-Shirts - Find out how to make decorate t-shirts using gemstones, fabric glue, fabric chalk and cardboard.
How to Make Paper Tiaras - Find out how little girls can make their own paper tiaras.
How to Make Venetian Carnival Masks - Learn how to make Venetian masks for Halloween.
How to Make Wire Gem Trees - Make wire gem trees from copper wire, wire cutter, gemstone beads, gloves, gravel, glue gun and sticks.
How to Make Wire Tree of Life Pendant - Follow these instructions to make a wire tree of life pendant.
How to Make Your Pillows Look Fancy - Find out how you can decorate your pillows into something fancy.
Jeans Book Cover - Turn your old jeans into a cool book cover.
Jelly Jewelry - Make cool bracelets from vinyl, gemstones, gem glue and pair of scissors.
Jeweled Crowns - Learn how to make jeweled crowns by following these instructions.
Jeweled Picture Frames - Find out how you can make a jeweled picture frame.
"Joy of Snow" Door Hanger - This door hanger is a must have over the Christmas season.
Keepsake Boxwith Poem - This keepsake box is a beautiful Valentine’s gift.
Locker Magnets - Decorate your school locker with sparkly locker magnets.
Lucky Charm Bag - Make a lucky charm bag from green felt, rat-tail satin cord, hole punch, gemstones, free bag pattern and tacky glue.
Lucky Charm Pouch - Follow these instructions to make a lucky charm pouch.
Make A Garden Plaque - Make a beautiful plaque for your mom’s garden.
Make and Decorate a Mask - Here are a few masks children will enjoy making.
Make Your Own Body Art - Find out how you can make your own body art from rhinestones and gemstones.
Making Gemstone Rings - Learn how to make rings from wire and gemstones.
Medieval Crown - Make a medieval crown that is fit for a king or queen.
Message in a Bottle - This would make a very romantic Valentine’s Day gift.
Mini Heart Box with Photo - This is a great gift for mom or grandma.
Mini Shoe Ornaments - Find out how you can make a miniature shoe Christmas tree ornament.
Ostrich Egg Jewelry Box - Learn how to make a beautiful ostrich egg jewelry box.
Patriotic Mother's Pins - Find out how to make a patriotic pin for your mom.
Perler Bead Heart Necklaces - Make a heart necklace from perler beads, a small heart pegboard, heart patterns, gemstones, glitter, ribbon, lace and cord.
Picture Holder - This is a cool way of hanging pictures. Your kids will enjoy making their own picture older.
Picture Marble SWAPs - Follow these instructions to make special picture marble SWAPs.
Princess Clothespin Doll - Make a princess clothespin doll from a flat slotted clothespin, embroidery floss, pink gemstones, and pink and gold metallic cord.
Purse-Themed Greeting Cards - Learn how to make purse-themed greeting cards for the fashionable children.
Sceptre Craft - Make a Sceptre craft from cardboard tube, polystyrene balls, craft sticks, white glue, gold paint and gems.meeting.
Scout Hand Swaps - This is a great SWAP for Girl Scout members.
Semiprecious Stone Necklace - Martha Stewart shows you how to make a semiprecious stone necklace.
Shamrock Body Art - This is a great body art for St. Patrick’s Day.
Silver Circles Necklace and Earring Set - Learn how to make a beautiful silver circles necklace and earring set.
Solid Perfume Heart Necklace - Follow these instructions to make a solid perfume and also a heart necklace to go with it.
Sparkly Bracelet - Find out how children can make a sparkly bracelet.
Sparkling Easter Eggs - These sparkling Easter eggs are fun and easy to make.
Sparkly Gem Bangle - All kids need to make a sparkly bangle are sparkly gems, a basic bangle, gold acrylic paint, and glitter glue.
Star of David Necklace - Find out how to make a Star of David necklace by following these instructions.
Summer Glamour Gear - This is a fun craft for little girls to make.
Suede Healing Pouch - HGTV shows you how to make a suede healing pouch.
The Prince of Rock 'n' Roll Halloween Costume - Martha Stewart shows you how to make an Elvis Halloween Costume.
Toddler Fish Craft - This is a fun fish craft for preschoolers and toddlers.
Train Ornaments - Follow these instructions to create train Christmas ornaments.
Treasure Frames - Learn how to make a picture frame from jumbo craft sticks.
Treasure Mirrors- Help your kids to make treasure mirrors from unbreakable mirrors and other materials.
Tree of Life Pendant - Find out how to make a beautiful tree of life pendant.
Valentine No-Sew Bandana Pillow - Learn how to make a Valentine pillow from two bandanas.
Valentine Tissue Paper Flowers - Find out how to make a beautiful vase with matching tissue paper flowers.
Valentine Treasure Box - Follow these instructions to make a Valentine treasure box.
Very Special Valentines - Make special cards for Valentine’s Day using pink, white and red card stock.
Vintage Flower Pin - Make a vintage flower pin from a silk flower, beads, gems, craft glue, feathers and glitter.
Wall-Mounted Hanging Votives - HGTV shows you how to make a votive that you can hang on your wall.
What a Gem Necklace - Here are easy instructions on making a gem necklace at home.
Wind and Sun Catchers - This is the perfect wind and sun catcher to hang on your verandah during spring.
Yarn Crosses - Make a beautiful yarn cross from multi-colored yarn, mini craft stick, craft stick, gemstones, tacky glue and a low temp glue gun.