River Rock Art

Hello Friends!

I am super excited to share with you this easy and pretty craft project. It is great for Valentines Day or any day of the year. Are you ready?

River Rock Art- A Valentine’s Day Project.

valentine mantle

Here is an easy DIY River Rock Art project. We have a stone fireplace mantle and  the river rocks compliment the texture.

frame riverstoneframe melissa and doug toy

I used the packaging from a Melissa & Doug art set to display the rocks.  They always have great packaging that can be re-purposed.  With white house paint, I applied 2 coats the box.

painted melissa and doug box

I had a few bags of river rocks  that I picked up from a craft store.  My preschooler helped me sort the rocks into colors (until he became bored).   We created a heart shape out of the darker rocks and filled the remaining space with light colored rocks.

river rocks heart

With E6000 Adhesive I attached the rocks inside the box.  This glue works great, but  REALLY smelly.  I didn’t let my preschooler help with this part.  I even wore a mask and goggles while  working with the adhesive.

rock heart











With red acrylic paint, I trimmed the edge of the of the river rock art piece.

valentine mantle design

The piece turned out pretty and is a great addition to my Valentine’s Day mantle.

I hope you enjoyed this project and give it a try.

XOXO Carmody


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2 Responses to River Rock Art

  1. Priyam April 7, 2014 at 3:00 am #

    This turned out to be so beautiful! Thank you for stopping by earlier at my blog and leaving me a comment…:)

    -Priyam @ http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com

    • carmody April 7, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by Paper & Fox Priyam

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