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Easiest Way to Clean Up Rhinestones: Silhouette Tutorial & Review

If you work with rhinestones at all you know they can leave behind a mess...or a lot of waste.  I have tried all different methods to get excess rhinestones, that don't fill my Silhouette-cut rhinestone template, back into the little bags.   Nothing seems to work well....until now!

Silhouette tutorial, rhinestones, clean up rhinestones easily

Who has time to pick each one up individually?  Not this girl. I've tried working on a piece of paper or flexible backing so I can kind of bend it and slide them back in - the bags are just so small. Sometimes I even resort to just throwing my hands up and sweeping them into the trash. Shhh...
Recently I discovered one of my favorite new rhinestone tools - this little Magic Scoop and I'm telling you it's a life (and rhinestone) saver.

Here's how it know the easiest way to get rhinestones into the holes quickly is to basically dump a whole pile (or even the whole bag) onto the center of your design.  Then you use the rhinestone brush in a circular motion to work them into the holes.  If you're not familiar with this easy method check out this Silhouette School rhinestone tutorial.

Silhouette tutorial, rhinestones, clean up rhinestones easily

Now you're left with a whole bunch of extra rhinestones.  Use your brush again to sweep them into a pile away from your design.

Silhouette tutorial, rhinestones, clean up rhinestones easily

Then grab the scoop - making sure the cork is in the bottom of the handle - and brush the extra rhinestones into the pan.

Silhouette tutorial, rhinestones, clean up rhinestones easily

Once all the rhinestones are in there, grab your little plastic rhinestone bag.  With the pan on a flat surface, carefully remove the cork and place the bag on the open end of the handle.

Silhouette tutorial, rhinestones, clean up rhinestones easily

Now just tilt the scoop up, making sure the bag stays in place, and all of the rhinestones will fall through the handle and into the bag.

Silhouette tutorial, rhinestones, clean up rhinestones easily

Did it blow your mind like it did mine?   It really does live up to it's name as the Magic Scoop!

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