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4 stylish ways to incorporate crystals into your home

See how you can incorporate crystals in your interior styling. These verstatile stones are a great way to introduce some subtle glamour to your home.

1. Jewellery hanger

Keep your dresser free of clutter by creating a simple jewellery hanger. This is super-quick and easy to make; you can do it within an hour.

+ Paint a small piece of pine (we used a small testpot of Resene ‘Alabaster’ paint).
+ Once it’s dry, use Liquid Nails to glue the crystals onto the pine, spacing them out evenly.
+ Leave to dry for 24 hours.
+ Attach two flat picture hangers to the back of the pine and hang on the wall.

2. Frames

Crystals look great on display but equally beautiful when framed.

+ Take a basic white picture frame, remove the glass and put in a piece of white cardboard which sits under the picture mat.
+ Use liquid nails to glue the crystal to the cardboard in the frame and leave to dry for at least 24 hours.
+ If your budget allows, a cluster of frames with crystals would make for a great wall display, but if not, mix crystals with framed prints, or simply pop your frame on a bookshelf or sideboard.

3. Push pins

+ Give basic gold push tacks a stylish new look by adding crystals to the front of them.
+ Use liquid nails to glue your tack to the back of the crystal and leave to dry.
+ Then pin your favourite bits and pieces to your pinboard. Simple yet so effective.

4. Box topper

Give a simple box a new stylish look by adding a crystal topper.

+ We took a plain wooden box from Kmart and painted it using a testpot in Resene ‘Ebb’.
+ Once the paint is dry, glue the crystal to the top of the box using Liquid Nails.
+ When glue is dry, pop on your dressing table and use for storing jewellery and other bits and bobs.

Created by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.

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