Those who say that good things come in small sizes have clearly never seen a massive diamond! No, I’m joking—there are emeralds, and sapphires and pink diamonds too. In this tutorial, we try to have them all… as photo props! The end results are undeniably girly, whimsical, and very versatile when you customise the colours to your party theme.  And today I’m going to tell you how to have a little fun making them (you can follow our other crafty wedding and engagement party/bridal shower DIY tutorials here).

How To Make Giant Gem Photo Props (For Your Engagement Party/Bridal Shower) (DIY Projects )

Tutorial One: How to make a giant gem stone

What you’ll need

  • 1mm foam board in A4 size (per gem)
  • spraypaints in different colours
  • glitter tape in gold or silver
  • scissors (or scalpel)
  • cutting board (not shown)

How To Make Giant Gem Photo Props (For Your Engagement Party/Bridal Shower) (DIY Projects )

Step 1: 

Mark out the shape of the gem with a straight edge and cut through with a sharp scalpel. 

How To Make Giant Gem Photo Props (For Your Engagement Party/Bridal Shower) (DIY Projects )

Step 2:

Spray on one coat of paint in an open area, then let dry. Then spray on a further coat if desired. Let dry overnight.

How To Make Giant Gem Photo Props (For Your Engagement Party/Bridal Shower) (DIY Projects )

Step 3:

Outline  the gem stone with glitter tape, cleaning up the edges with scissors. Then tape down the facets of the gem as shown (image Step 4)

Repeat in other shapes, colours and sizes!

How To Make Giant Gem Photo Props (For Your Engagement Party/Bridal Shower) (DIY Projects )

Tutorial Two: How to make a giant Pearl Necklace

What You’ll Need 

  • 8 cm styrofoam balls x24
  • Skewer sticker to use as a giant needle
  • clear wire
  • Scissors

How To Make Giant Gem Photo Props (For Your Engagement Party/Bridal Shower) (DIY Projects )

Instructions:

Puncture the styrofoam balls with a skewer stick and twist to make a large hole. Take the wire and thread the giant ‘pearls’ through. When the ‘necklace’ is long enough to wear, secure the two ends with a  double knot.

How To Make Giant Gem Photo Props (For Your Engagement Party/Bridal Shower) (DIY Projects )How To Make Giant Gem Photo Props (For Your Engagement Party/Bridal Shower) (DIY Projects )

Have a gorgeous weekend all!

Love Erin xx

 

Creative Direction/DIY Tutorial Erin Hung of BerinMade
Shoot Co-ordination – Tamryn Lawrence, Love My Dress
Photography – Lucy Davenport
Styling – Andri Benson of Always Andri
Flowers – Sarah Williams of The Flower Bird
With special thanks to Emma of Coco Wedding Venues for her support locating our shoot venue, RSA House

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BerinMade is an award winning UK based wedding stationery and paper goods designer, who ships her beautiful products worldwide.  Please visit berinmade.com for further information.

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  1. What a brilliant fun idea!!! My friend is getting married next year and is hiring a photobooth so I’m definitely going to suggest making some of these :) I also love the pink diamonds hanging in the background.

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