How to: DIY Jewel Flask

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My wonderful roommate turned 21 on Friday! When I popped into Urban Outfitters  a few weeks ago, I couldn’t find a gift worthy of her sparkling spirit. I had decided on “spa in a box,” (an old standby gift of mine that consists of a beloved movie, some form of Lush product, and fuzzy socks/eye mask/those manicure glove things) and was walking out of the store when I spotted this lovely creation. Like a moth to a glittery flame, I was drawn to it. $18?! I could make this for cheaper!  And before I got home I had ordered all the bits I’d need on amazon for $35. Ah well. Since I’m fairly new at this game, I didn’t just have gems and glue on hand. I think of them as an investment in my crafty future.

Here’s what you’ll need: 
♥ A flask. I got this one because the amazon reviews were good and the lid is attached. Seems important. Be sure you wash yours before you drink out of it.
♥ Gems. I got these because they’re cheap and there were lots of them. In retrospect, I wish they were a little smaller so I could’ve gotten them closer together and covered more of the flask.
♥ Glue. I got E6000 because that’s what my mom told me to get and she’s always right.

Here’s how I did it: 

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Use a q-tip to apply glue to the backs of the gems.

Processed with VSCOcamMy strategy was to push down on the tube of glue till a little poked out and then kind of wipe it with the q-tip. You only need a little

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See how little glue you need? Just smush it around the back of the gem. If you had a smaller gem, this might be a little harder but not impossible. Mine ranged from 1″ to 1/2″ in case you were curious.

Processed with VSCOcamPush your gem down for about 3 seconds to attach it. Mine has a curve to it, so the ones on the edge stick up a little. Since I’m giving this to my roommate, I’m not too worried about the gems catching on something and falling off. If one does, I can just glue it back on for her. If you were making this for your bff across the country, don’t put gems so close to the edge. Or just include some extra gems.

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Go crazy with your gems! Mine ended up ALL over my desk while I picked the favorites that I wanted to use.

Processed with VSCOcamI worked from the right hand down on the front side and from the middle out on the back. I think the front looks better, but I wanted to try different strategies so I could tell you which works better.

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Voila! Happy glittery drinking!

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