HOW TO APPLY FLAT BACK RHINESTONES – Crystal your own clothes, shoes, tumblers and wedding DIY!!

HOW TO APPLY FLAT BACK RHINESTONES – Crystal your own clothes, shoes, tumblers and wedding DIY!!

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Welcome to Meghan Grace DIY! I have been sewing since I was 8 years old and have done lots of great things in the sewing world from making figure skating costumes to teaching high school fashion to freelance costume design to college fashion professor. This video is a tutorial on how I prefer to apply rhinestones, or to be technically accurate, flat back crystals. Before we get started I think it is important to note that there are many different styles and techniques in the sewing world, so take with you what works and leave behind what doesn’t! I do want to recommend that if you are rhinestoning garments, I would use Aileens Jewel It and if you are rhinestoning something like shoes or tumblers, I would use E6000.

Supplies for this tutorial:
Aileens Jewel It – https://www.amazon.com/Aleenes-15631-Jewel-Embellishing-Glue/dp/B00114TFQO/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3F0ZE9909CI8T&dchild=1&keywords=aileens+jewel+it&qid=1589554626&sprefix=aileens+jewel%2Caps%2C147&sr=8-1
E-6000 – https://www.amazon.com/E6000-230012-Craft-Adhesive-3-7/dp/B004O7EXNU/ref=sr_1_7?crid=1S7SW65B05HZP&dchild=1&keywords=e6000+glue&qid=1589554659&sprefix=e6000%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-7
Jollin 20ss AB Crystals – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01719NMDO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Jollin 40ss AB Crystals – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AQJRCMS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Jet 20ss Stones – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SQLCRCS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Silver 16ss Stones – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OACGJUE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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49 Comments

  1. Layla Raye on May 9, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Im working on a crochet clothing item. Would you recommend the same method to add rhinestones?

  2. Nana on May 9, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Do these rhinestones every come off after washing ?

  3. Rachel Crouse on May 9, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Meghan. For my first ever DIY project, I’m making a 4 inch wooden frame for a 6′ by 3′ mirror. I primed, painted it with a metallic water-based paint by PPG, and applied a polyurethane finish. I want the mirror to have a crystal fade pattern going from the top down. Do you have any recommendations for what kind of glue I should use?

  4. bernadette feener on May 9, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Will the Aleens glue work on terry towels and will they fall off during washing?

  5. Muddy Witch on May 9, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    What about cement glue for bonding to a ridged non porous surface?

  6. Kelly Le on May 9, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    i rimestoned my headphones its awsome

  7. Megan Rogers on May 9, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    When I use e6000 on my rhinestones on my faux leather bows I’ve gotten from Michaels, the glue speckles the backing in some way and you can see that within the rhinestone while looking at it. What’s causing this?

  8. monae on May 9, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    love this

  9. Human CHILD OF GOD on May 9, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Love this!! Ordered two identical jackets by mistake and decided to decorate it with hems instead of returning it! So glad I found you!

  10. John H on May 9, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Thank youuuuuuu ❤️❤️ great video ❤️❤️ super helpful and clear information …. ❤️❤️

  11. Kate Electric on May 9, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    They look great for my cat man (from the band kiss) boots

  12. Valeria Díaz on May 9, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Hi Meghan! I’m drafting a dress and want to add flat backed pearls to various layers of tulle. Do you have any glue recommendations? I’m afraid that the glue will dissolve the fabric 😕

  13. Bella Outh on May 9, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Hi so I am going to put rhinestones on a scream mask for Halloween which glue should I use

  14. Jeannie M on May 9, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    My daughter is 16 and has been on dance teams since I can’t remember. So rhinestone are a part of my life. But tumblers..didnt even think of that.

  15. Nickell Francis on May 9, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Hi Megan love your rhinestone work so beautiful

  16. Dashley Brooks on May 9, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Can i use hot glue gun to stick the stones on shoes?

  17. Awa Gabyow on May 9, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    I’m trying to work with rhinestone tassel the long ones they might me too heavy with the silk fabric so which method do you recommend.

  18. Izzy on May 9, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Is 7000 glue ok for champion slides?

  19. allan agaPIE on May 9, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    what’s the difference between E-6000 and B-7000?

  20. ZRR Samara on May 9, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    How does it handle when washing in washer machine, I’m thinking about blinging some face masks. Searching on Amazon, found many kinds. Some for glue, while others for Hotfix… This will be my first time and very curious but excited at the same time. Please help. Thank you😎

  21. K. Beasley on May 9, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Thank you so much for this!

  22. Autumn Bernard on May 9, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Hi there! I’m curious to know if once the stones are applied and dried, is the fabric washable?

  23. Katie on May 9, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Ah! I’m so l
    Glad I found your videos!! Super helpful! I have a couple of questions. It looks like you bought Jollin’s hot fix crystals but you use Aileen’s to glue them. Does that cause any issues with adhering? I have Gem-Tac already, would that be just as good as Aileen’s? My 1st project is to fix a pair of black Rhinestone heels that I’m wearing for a photoshoot, so I am unsure of how to properly adhere the new stones.
    Thank you!! ❤

  24. P Ortiz on May 9, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    So I can use Aleenes glue to put rhinestones on clothes ? And will they come off when putting them in the machine washer ?

  25. Lenaye Hairston on May 9, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Been using e6000 on a glass vase and some rhinestones but the e6000 is eating the backing what can i do?

  26. hisfavoriteladie on May 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    I want to add some rhinestones to some transparent pumps to dress them up. Any suggestions?

  27. Hania Popowska on May 9, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Meaghan???

  28. Danna Mejica on May 9, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    👍, because its very helpful i learn a lot from your videos.

  29. Kant Transexual on May 9, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Meghan
    i just curious Which glue is good for real leather boots?
    Liquid Fusion glue or E6000

    thanks

  30. nadzirah nazhar on May 9, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    How do you polish the gems when it gets dull?

  31. Lady Elise Beauty on May 9, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 Thanks for sharing

  32. Passion Moore on May 9, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Do you have a link for your informational video?

  33. DiamoNdaRough510 on May 9, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Sneakers or a tumbler— E-6000
    Fabric— Aileens glue

  34. Jessica Nicole on May 9, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Hello I have a question for adding rhinestones to crocs which glue what would you suggest out of the two you showed?

  35. Blinks Bill on May 9, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Jollin doesn’t look like Swarovski. They are cheap so if you don’t believe me, try it yourself. On amazon preferably, so you can return

  36. DiamoNdaRough510 on May 9, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Would B-7000 work just as well?

  37. KYM on May 9, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Meghan – love your channel! For the Amazon Jollin brand stones, what is the difference between "transparent AB" and "crystal AB"? Which would you recommend for a tumbler and a mask? Thanks!

  38. Katie Angelou on May 9, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Hiya, is it a bad idea to have bought hotfix when i am planning to glue manually? thank you x

  39. Robert Jennings on May 9, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    ¿What would you recommend for attaching flat back rhinestones to large, glass-smooth ceramic panels in a shower⁇ Vertical surfaces aren’t ideal, but I’m stuck with them. I hope a hot fix applicator would work, because I sure don’t want to mess around with glue.

  40. XBiscottiLadyX on May 9, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    I’m so glad I found your channel

  41. Renee Lowe on May 9, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks! Very helpful.

  42. LEE CB SAVAGE on May 9, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    I want to start with it and selling
    To sell.. idk how to start lol.

  43. Ivory M on May 9, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Hi Meghan Grace! If I’m going to add rhinestones to a pandan bag, what glue do you recommend? This is the sample of pandan bag: https://images.app.goo.gl/kbLvezFa1rDxHVQi8

    Thank you!

  44. Mary Isenman on May 9, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Would you recommend Jewell it for leather?

  45. Portia Dinger on May 9, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    You are so informative. Just starting to use rhinestones on my craft project and was a little lost on how to get started. And your video, helped me pick the right rhinestones.

  46. Noddities Oddities on May 9, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Which glue is better for vinyl or faux leather?

  47. tyrone bell on May 9, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    With leather do you need to use nail polisher remover so the stones stick better ?

  48. Nicolina Newman on May 9, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    what glue would you use for leather?

  49. vallorie barnes on May 9, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Thank you soooooo much for your incredible videos!!

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