Friday, March 30, 2012
Another "Fun Friday" Idea
Around the whole design and decorate your patio idea I thought about painting patio stones. I have done a couple of these as gifts for my mom when my boys were so small that I was the one that did all the work. But now that they are bigger I think it would be a lot more fun and the end product would be so much more creative with their special touches.
You can purchase a kit from Michael's, Target or Hobby Lobby, whatever craft store is in your area. Or even just get a bag of cement from Home Depot and create your round stone in a pie plate like the one shown here.
Use color paints, and beautiful gems, rocks, shiny pieces of glass, or broken tiles to create mosaics on these one of a kind patio stones. Be sure and let it dry for a bit before you try and write your name in it. Drying time overall is what takes the most time.
All in all, put some paint clothes or a smock on your kids and let them create something out of a patio stone! It can be an amazing addition to your garden or flower bed or a great gift for Mother's Day for Grandma!!
Have a great weekend!!
Michelle :: www.containyourhome.com