Glue Gun Cabochons

How to make glue gun cabochons using silicon molds via #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 #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… I just used my glue gun:

Using a Glue Gun with silicone molds to make cabochons via #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

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

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

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

Making cabochon accessories and jewelry via


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

How to make cabochon earrings and jewelry via

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

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


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

Gift and Packaging ideas for earrings via

… present them as a gift!

Gift and Packaging ideas for earrings via


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


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


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

Gift Tag Ideas and Packaging Idea via


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 (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






  1. 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)

  2. says

    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!!!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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!

  5. lacy says

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

  6. Ann says

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

  7. says

    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

  8. 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 😀
    Love your ideas and creativity <3

  9. Kate says

    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!

  10. says

    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


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