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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: Painting rocks.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Painting rocks.

Painting does rock! But, I'm talking about actually painting rocks....the things on the ground that end up in my kids' pockets.

I know you all saw these:

And I know what you were all thinking....

I read the description. Umm...16 dollars for 4 rocks. Comes with a piece of chalk to personalize each rock. You mean I have to do the work to get it to look like that?!

Are you kidding me? So, you know what I did. Of course I did. How could I not. And I know that you are all going to do it too. That's what DIYer's do. 

I know it is only September. But, I had to get it out there so that those of you that haven't taken the first steps to doing something can see that this is THE EASIEST project out there. Seriously. My one year old can do this. 

Gather rocks. Put your kids to work, I did.

Wash them off. I used a vegetable brush to get the dirt off. It worked great.

Dry them.

Spray them with chalkboard spray paint (You can get it at Home Depot or Menards, or Lowe's, or Ace).

Dry them. Rub chalk all over them and then wipe it off. Then write on them! After three words search google for other Halloween words...
Put them in a pretty jar. 

Nevermind that there are still fake snow flakes in that jar. Just neveryoumind.

This project cost me NOTHING. I got the rocks from the yard, I used extra chalkboard paint I had on hand and of course we have chalk. 

Easy. And it took about 15 minutes. 

Come on PB, you knew we were going to hack you. Try again.

This is a great and easy Halloween project to do, I know it's only the first of September (Yikes!) but I'm linking this to my friend Kellie's Fall Festival...cause she's cool. You'll like her. Go see.


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Blogger this blessed nest said...

you are so smart!~

they look just like the PB! only YOU would think of such a fun thing to do with PAINT & of course rocks from your boys. what a fun project.

thank you so much for linking up! i just love having you as a BFF!



September 1, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They look great! I think I'll do this with my kids. Thanks for the idea.

September 1, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

I loved those too and yours look so good! Love me some PB knockoffs...I linked one as well.;)

September 1, 2010 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I was struck by the relative gall PB had to offer those at that price! But I love all things PB, so I forgave them within one minute. ;) Yours are every bit as cute!

September 1, 2010 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

I love this idea...and I love the way you write...
I've just sent my kids out rock hunting!
Thanks for sharing!

September 1, 2010 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

These turned out great! This is on my to do list too, but we are still in the collecting rock stage! My 3 year old finds me teensy weensy barely there rocks! haha but he is so dang cute getting all excited about them and helping "mommys project"

September 1, 2010 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Hi Kirsty,
I wanted to let you know that I'm linking to your post. I got a whole lot of inspiration from your project...and wanted to give credit where credit is due:)
Many thanks!
Theresa (alliswellathome.blogspot.com)

September 10, 2010 at 4:15 AM  

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