Simple HOT GLUE Crystal Sculpture With Light! :-)

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Introduction: Simple HOT GLUE Crystal Sculpture With Light! :-)

About: Maker guy with a lot of love for paper and cardboard. Recently also working with recycled plastics. other related interests are photography, youtube, recycling, etc :-)

This small tutorial shows you how to make a cool crystal from Hotglue sticks! In combination with a LED light source laying around the house, you can create a nice eye catcher in the dark :).

Step 1: Needed Materials

List of ingredients:

Hot glue sticks
Hot glue gun
Stanley knife
Small Led lamp
Ceramic bowl
Wooden skewers
Water cooker

Step 2: Cut the Hot Glue Sticks

Cut the glue sticks into different lengths. Make them pointy and continue with cutting the sides in a way they start to look like a hexagon bar.

Step 3: Dip the Crystals in Hot Water

use a skewer to hold the crystals and dip them into hot water. Dip for a few seconds and see if the faces got more smooth and shiny like glass. Not to long in the water or your edges become blurry. The water needs to be fresh from the kettle, because the temperature should be high to make the faces melt a little.

Step 4: Hot Glue the Crystals on Your Lamp

Use your hot glue gun to mount the crystals on your lamp. Use some leftover glue sticks to decorate the edges with small shards.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Turn of the light and enjoy your showpiece illuminated :)

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18 Comments

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micahiscreative
micahiscreative

3 months ago

About what temperature should the water be?

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berniemakes
berniemakes

7 months ago

simple, great looking, cheap, been searching for a while, brilliant!!

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WildB
WildB

Tip 1 year ago

Go slow - glue sticks are hard, and using a box knife or hobby knife can lead to a nasty cut.
When using the hot water dip, having a small cup of room temperature water to cool the heated glue sticks makes sure that they don't accidentally get too hot and stick to whatever you lay them on after the hot water smoothing.

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ivyc41
ivyc41

Reply 1 year ago

yeah

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winneremerald12
winneremerald12

1 year ago

Who knew something so beautiful could be so simple! I am definitely going to try this.

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AnandM54
AnandM54

1 year ago

Awesome craft!!!

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sniffydogs
sniffydogs

1 year ago

Love this idea! I have a ceramic Christmas Tree sans bulbs that this would look amazing on. Thank-you for the idea!

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JoopB1
JoopB1

Reply 1 year ago

wow! would be cool to see when you finished it! :))

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PrinceWm
PrinceWm

1 year ago

Very cool indeed. Looks like a piece from Superman's Fortress of Solitude. :-)

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JoopB1
JoopB1

Reply 1 year ago

Hahaha thanks! Than that would be a great match with your profile pic! :D

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BrianK208
BrianK208

1 year ago

Wow, nice and simple. look great!

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JoopB1
JoopB1

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks Brian! :)

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hughemor7366
hughemor7366

1 year ago

Very Cool! Nice Job!

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JoopB1
JoopB1

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you very much!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

1 year ago

That is so cool looking :D

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JoopB1
JoopB1

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you Jessy!! :-)