Jun 24, 2013

DIY Rock Art {Vacation Keepsake}

It was totally in my favor that I saw this post from Alyssa at Clever Nest before leaving on vacation with my family.
It inspired me to make this rock art that would remind us of the awesome time we would be having together.

Her awesome rock vacation keepsake set me on a mission as we enjoyed our day in Santa Monica Beach...




You can see more vacation photos here.


I collected a total of 15 fabulous rocks and 1 very old- but cool looking sea shell (bottom left corner) and couldn't wait to get home to make my keepsake!

I didn't take pictures for a tutorial but it's soooo easy to make your own rock art keepsake!

All I did was spray paint the rocks in clear (just like Alyssa did) to give them that wet look effect, used my glue gun and glued them to a piece of cardboard that I spray painted in an off white and then put them in my new shadow box I purchased in IKEA for $8!!!

That's it, folks! Easy enough, right? I think so!

But before you leave this super easy project post, ooh and ahh over my new fancy shmancy, didn't cost me much rock art:

Check out that cool looking shell on the bottom left corner!!

I love the wet look the clear spray paint gave them!!




Oh, and see that ledge it's standing on? I will tell you all about it VERY soon!!

What other things can you think of putting in a shadow box as a keepsake?

Let's stay connected!


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8 comments:

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

That is so cute!! What a fun idea, especially if you know you are going to make one, my boys would LOVE this! Your's turned out so cute, I love the glossy look to it really adds that extra touch! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

So cute... I love using beach items in our home. Your family is ADORABLE!

Stacy Risenmay said...

With 4 boys who all collect rocks, I am shocked I never thought to do this. I LOVE it!!! It is a beautiful way to display your memories :)

Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box said...

What a fantastic way to remember your vacation - so much better than a shoebox full of photos which no one ever looks at. I'll definitely be keeping this in mind when it's time for my vacation! I'd be thrilled if you'd come over to Pink Recipe Box at link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-1/

Ginger Bergemann said...

I totally need to do this. My little girl is obsessed with collecting rocks. She would love it.

If you'd like, I'd love if you shared these at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/07/show-tell-35.html

Ana Lopes said...

Super cute project! I love this idea because I collect many stones on beach :)Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit me sometime.
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Margo said...

What a nice vacation memory, and most little kids love to find and collect pretty rocks!

HallofFameMoms said...

It does look nice. I might want to do that for our small collection.