Word stones are a wonderful way to express yourself and add a decorative element to your home. Here’s how to make them quickly and easily.
If you have a certain fondness for words and self expression, why not show the world your passion by creating beautiful stones with words? They’re so easy to make and can provide a nice decorative element wherever they’re displayed in your home. These handcrafted stones with words have more character than the ones you buy in standard magnetic poetry kits. Plus, they’re much more cost expedient. Here’s how to create stones with words out of ordinary pebbles:
Find Your Pebbles
You’ll need a variety of smooth pebbles in assorted shapes and sizes. The best place to find these is at your local craft store. You can purchase them in large bags for very little money. While you’re at the craft store, pick up some acrylic paint in the colors of your choice, a liner brush, a black marker with permanent ink, and a can of acrylic spray varnish.
Prepare Your Pebbles
If you’re using prepackaged pebbles, there’s no need to wash them before starting your rock crafts project. If you’ve collected your own pebbles, you’ll want to soak them in warm, soapy water and dry them thoroughly before proceeding.
Paint Your Words
Now comes the fun part. Think of all the beautiful words you can use to express yourself. Choose uplifting words such as love, joy, cheer, beauty, smile, or any word that strikes your fancy. If you have a favorite hobby, use words that characterize your hobby. Once you know the words you’re going to use, paint the words onto the pebbles using your liner brush and the acrylic paint of you choice. You can also use your black marker to print words onto the pebbles. To give them even more character, add little icons or expressive motifs.
Let Your Pebbles Dry
Allow your pebbles to dry in a warm spot overnight.
Seal The Paint
After the paint on the pebbles is completely dry, spray them lightly with acrylic spray varnish to protect the painted surface and give them a subtle shine. Allow the acrylic varnish to dry completely before handling your word stones.
You can now display your word stones in clear glass dishes or in baskets. Attach a small magnet to the back of each pebble and they can be used as uplifting refrigerator magnets. You can even glue them to the rim of flower pots to display a message. Carry a word stone in your pocketbook that says “love” and give it to that special person. There are lots of uses for your new word stones. Who says rock crafts can’t be fun?
Published in: Homemaking