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DIY Crystal Iceberg Ornament

by Halligan

Every holiday season I make a small collection of ornaments. For this month, I wanted to share a fun “how-to” utilizing the crystal trend. You can find quartz crystal at your local beading store, on eBay or here. Check out the remainder of my 2010 collection here, and I hope you enjoy this Christmas DIY! — Halligan

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  • quartz crystal points, approximately 1″ to 1.5″
  • cotton or fluff (snow)
  • clear glitter
  • themed trinkets of your choice (trees, deer, etc.)
  • string
  • paint and brush (optional)
  • industrial-strength glue, such as E6000
  • toothpicks to apply glue
  • white crafting glue


Step 1: Align crystals so that one side of all points are even. Play until you find they fit well together, then glue together using industrial-strength glue. Tie a loop of string, and allow some to hang out of the bottom of your first crystal cluster. After you finish your formation and everything is dry, trim excess at bottom.

Optional: To add some color, apply a little paint to a side you don’t see. It will shine color through the clear crystal.

Step 2: After all your iceberg crystals are dry, glue on your cotton snow. Then apply your trinkets and clear glitter. This is where you can let your individuality shine!

Step 3: You are done! Hang on your tree or give as a gift. Happy holidays to everyone.

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