I suppose my love for collecting rocks began when one of my children handed me a tiny heart shaped rock. I was fascinated with what nature had so perfectly created. Thus began the search for finding heart shaped rocks.
I couldn’t help but notice there are beautiful rocks everywhere and our children wanted to collect them, but that could be a problem. So as a family, we decided to find one rock “the perfect rock” to bring home as a reminder of our vacation. We clean the rock and write with permanent marker the details of our vacation. We love to look back through our collection of rocks which hold our family memories.
Since my family knows I collect heart rocks my sweet niece Annie found a large “perfect” heart shaped rock and gave it to me. My husband was in the process of building me an art studio which I affectionately call the “Love Shack.” I couldn’t think of a better place to treasure the heart rock Annie gave me, so my husband incorporated it in the foundation of the Love Shack.
A great craft idea to do with your family for this 4thof July is gather smooth river rocks. Clean and dry them. Paint the tops with white paint and decoupage patriotic images on the top. I found most of my images in magazines. Add a final layer of decoupage medium over the top of the rock and allow to dry.
I hope you enjoy looking for the “perfect” rock with your families. It is a great way to spend time together that is very affordable and will always be treasured.
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
XO DIANA CAMOMILE PECK