Glue Gun Cabochons

How to make glue gun cabochons using silicon molds via lilblueboo.com #diy #jewelry #gift #accessories

 

Do you have any of these little silicon molds that you use with resin and clay? The one below is one of my favorites….

Martha Stewart Silicon molds via lilblueboo.com #diy #jewelry #gift #accessories

 

(Check out the cute bows, or stars, or letters!)

I don’t always have enough patience for clay baking or resin hardening…..so I just used my glue gun:

Using a Glue Gun with silicone molds to make cabochons via lilblueboo.com #diy #jewelry #gift #accessories

 

The trick is to use high heat glue sticks and stick the nozzle as far into the mold as you can and work out from there.  It will take a few tries to figure out how to keep the air bubbles from forming but the best part is that the glue is cool and ready to use in about a minute!

Tips for Using a Glue Gun with silicone molds to make cabochons via lilblueboo.com

Carefully remove your glue pieces or “cabochons” from the silicon molds and use some small detail scissors to cut off any excess glue:

Glue Gun Crafts (cabochons) via lilblueboo.com

I spraypaint the pieces first and then add any color detail on top of that if I want more than one color:

Painting Glue via lilblueboo.com

It’s an easy way to make a quick pair of cabochon earrings for yourself or for gifts:

Making cabochon accessories and jewelry via lilblueboo.com

 

Just add a dab of glue on the back of the cabochon and add earring posts:

How to make cabochon earrings and jewelry via lilblueboo.com

Any small silicon mold will make a great pair of studs:

How to make cabochon earrings and jewelry (and make your own cabochons) via lilblueboo.com

 

Just punch holes into a card or tag….. (the tag shown is from Poofy Cheeks Shop)

Gift and Packaging ideas for earrings via lilblueboo.com

…..to present them as a gift!

Gift and Packaging ideas for earrings via lilblueboo.com

 

Here’s a cabochon added to a votive candle on top of some washi tape….maybe for party decor or a party favor?

Using cabochons in home decor via lilblueboo.com

 

Here I added a large butterfly to a headband and a smaller butterfly to a ribbon covered hair clip:

Make hair accessories with cabochons via lilblueboo.com

 

A little purple butterfly makes this basic tag look so cute:

Gift Tag Ideas and Packaging Idea via lilblueboo.com

 

Add a snap to the back to make accessories interchangeable or make it a button:

 

A few bobby pins:

Things to make with cabochons via lilblueboo.com (holiday gift ideas, handmade holiday gifts, party favors)

 

Need more gift ideas for the holidays? Click here to see more accessories and gifts I’ve made!

 

 

Not interested in making your own cabochons? Click the image below to see ones I made using ready-made cabochons…..and where to purchase:

 

Where to buy Earring Cabochon Accessories DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

 

 

 

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  1. 1

    Wow, that’s crazy! How fun!

  2. 2
    Heather S. says:

    Wow! I love those studs! I know what I’ll be making for my best friend’s Christmas present! And wait until she finds out these were made with a hot glue gun!!! (She just came to visit for 2 weeks, and she found out I’m obsessed with using hot glue guns. . . Once I have one in my hand, there is no stopping me! ;) lol)

  3. 3

    Seriously, do you sit all days just trying crazy things? Every week there is some craft you do and I am like, “how the heck did she come up with that”

    Like the packaging tape traansfer, seriously how do you think of this stuff?

    So creative and I love it!!!

  4. 5

    Your ideas are always so amaaaazing! Thanks for sharing this!!

  5. 6

    This looks so cool! Would love to try this, but I don’t recall ever seeing silicone molds here in Barbados :(

    • 7

      @abbey, you can make your own! I imagine that Ashley here of Lilblueboo.com has a tutorial on how to make one :)

  6. 8

    I have all of these supplies! I have the MS cupcake molds and some I’ve bought online on ETSY. I’ll definitely have to try this soon!

  7. 9

    Wow, you’re brilliant! lol. I will be doing this for scrapbook embellishments now- they will weigh a lot less than polymer clay or resin, and way faster to make, too! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. 10

    Thanks for being such a fun and creative person I love that you share info and ideas! God Bless.

  9. 11

    Wow-I have tons of molds and this is something I can do that would make weather proof fairy garden decorations!!

  10. 12

    this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  11. 13

    Great idea!! Thanks for sharing.

  12. 14

    Thanks for sharing your creativity.

    I make my own silicone molds and I have always used them with resin and clay. Your idea seems simple and useful, I will use it for sure.

    Congratulations on your blog

  13. 15
    Mrs. Samuelsen says:

    Hi there!
    What a wonderfull idea – love it! :)
    Try to make magnets of them too – :)
    I can just imagine a lot of different shiny magnet on my frigde door.
    I am a curious lady from Denmark and I just dicovered how awsome Pinterest is :D
    Love your ideas and creativity <3

  14. 16

    These look so fun to make! I have seen different colored glitter glue sticks for glue guns. Have you ever tried them? Thank You for sharing your awesome ideas and talent!

  15. 17

    Wow…awesome idea! I am off to Michael’s now to get some silicone molds!

  16. 19

    Have I ever told you that I love you?!?!?! This is the best idea ever! This way you don’t have to mess with dangerously messy resin. You can also use glitter hot glue, or just add glitter to the bottom of your mold before squeezing in the hot glue

  17. 20

    Wow, very cool! :) I’ve been using resin but glue may be another cheaper choice

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