DIY Framed Stone Art

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DIY Framed Stone Art

When I was a girl I was very close to my Grandma Ann. We both had a love for cats and beauty in nature. We both collected stones, and when she passed away, I was given a mason jar full of the precious stones she had acquired. I had been wanting to do something with the stones so they would be displayed in my home in a beautiful way.

I first made this display using a frame from Ikea. I get so many compliments on this piece and the great thing about it is that it is so personally meaningful to me. I try and have the things in my house to be things that I really love, and not just like. I don’t want any unnecessary clutter, or art that you could just buy at a store. I was so pleased with the way it turned out that I decided to make another similar piece for my home office area.stoneart07stoneart08

I like the idea of taking something ordinary, but meaningful, and displaying it in an artful way. I imagine you could do this with seashells from a beach vacation, special coins from a trip abroad, or even something fun like pieces from your favorite board game.

What you need:

Shadowbox frame

Stones

White cardstock

Hot Glue

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Step 1: Cut your cardstock to the size of the frame and hot glue the corners to the backing of the frame. I just put a dot in each corner. This is important because the rocks have some weight to them and they could bend the paper if not secured to the chipboard on the back.

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Step 2: Arrange your stones on the paper. I didn’t measure but I did spend a bit of time arranging them to look just right, I made sure the shape of the stone varied within each row and column and so did the lightness/ and color of the stone.

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Step 3: Pick up one stone at a time, put a dot of hot glue on the back and place it back on the cardstock. Once it is down, it dries immediately, so be careful with your placement!

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Step 4: Place the backing with the stones in the frame and hang for display!

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