Inexpensive frame from Dollar Store or craft store
A photo of someone of love
I spruced up a plain black frame by gluing hearts on each of the corners. I found a frame with a cut-out of a heart in the center which I glued a sheet of black and white scrapbook paper to. I then glued on a few hearts creating a perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
So I decided to see what I could create using our stones and tokens and some store bought plaster. My plaster was actually a large stepping stone kit that I portioned into smaller amounts so I could make multiple items.
If you have never used plaster before (which I hadn’t) let me tell you it dries fast! Before you begin mixing it make sure you know what design you are creating on the stones. I ended up making 4 small stones which can be used as paperweights or markers for your garden.
As far as the how to on this one, I basically just followed the directions for mixing the plaster and then as soon as I had my forms molded I placed the different items into the plaster before it had any chance to dry. I did pour some of the mix into large cookie cutters to help with a couple of the shapes, the others were formed by hand.
After I let all the stones dry I used paint to add a little more color to the stones.
These easy to create pieces can make great gifts, wonderful memorials, or just a nice project for a rainy day!
Have fun and use your imagination…the possibilities are endless! ~Suzi