Rock That Ring

I’m such a scavenger. I love discovering beautiful things. Probably why I’ve always loved thrifting and antique shops; it’s like a treasure hunt! And when I’m out and about at the beach or on a walk, pretty rocks are my favorite discoveries.

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I really can’t go to the coast without combing the beach and coming home with pockets full of sandy rocks. They’re so smooth and lovely, how can I resist? 

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But what to do with them? Until now, they’ve been filling this vase on our shelf. Pretty, but eh, kinda boring. So here’s a super fun tutorial for displaying my faves. Enjoy, my fellow rock scavengers.

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If you’re not a rock hunter already, I think this post may very well convert you ;). And if so, you won’t be sorry! Just look at these awesome rock rings...

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What you’ll need:

• Smooth, fairly flat rocks

• Paints/pigments

• Mod Podge

• Ring backs

• Small paint brush

• Strong all-surface adhesive

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Make sure the surfaces of your rocks are clean and dry. Then go to town decorating them any way you like! I love these concentric dotted circles – not difficult, just takes a steady, patient hand.

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Look how cool :).

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Next I swirled some paint and dipped the stone in a few times. This one is fun and easy.

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They turned out so cool!

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I also glued pretty, little groupings of small stones.

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Once the paint has dried, and you’ve glued your lovely rocks to their backs, add a coat of Mod Podge to protect the paint and give it a nice sheen. Let that set and you’re good to go!

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Beautiful, beautiful. How fun will it be to answer the question “Where’d you get that super neat ring?” with “I made it.” :)

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