Friday’s Craft Idea – Snowflake Stones with Bling

by Susan Myers on January 4, 2013

snowflake river rocks with bling

What is more appropriate for this time of year than a little bit of snowflake bling?  This craft idea occurred to me the other day when I was trying to come up with a snowflake themed centerpiece for my table.  Yep, I really need to get a life.  But humor me here.

And that is what my husband did as we looked for the perfect smooth river rocks at the Home Depot.  I have to give him credit.  He doesn’t bother to even question me anymore.  River rock I wanted, and river rock I got.

For this project I used:

Several handfuls of river rock
Acrylic paint in shades of gray and white
Stick-on craft jewels
Matte Mod Podge

snowflake river rocks craft with bling

In order to get a good contrast for my snowflakes, Paint the stones with a several different shades of gray.  Some are lighter and some are almost black.  After they dry, begin painting snowflakes with white.  Since every snowflake is different, begin with a six pointed star and then add details.

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Be creative with your snowflakes.  Some examples of different patterns are above.  All began with the simple six pointed star.

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To seal and protect, add a coat of matte Mod Podge.

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Then add the bling!  I used white crystals and light blue crystals for this project.  These can be found in the scrapbooking section of your craft store.

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Pretty, aren’t they?

This project is great for a centerpiece or bit of snowflake decor.  Put them in a bowl to display and they will definitely be a conversation starter.

Want more snowflake craft tutorials?  Check out the following!

Snowflake Soaps
Quilled Aluminum Snowflakes

And for over 100 other craft ideas and tutorials, be sure to visit my tutorial page!

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1 Heather January 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Oh – this is soooo up my ally – I love bling! Great idea to decorate these stones – what a pretty winter decor diy! Thanks for sharing!

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2 Vanessa Barker January 6, 2013 at 11:20 pm

How fun are these? I love them.

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3 Sandra January 6, 2013 at 6:15 am

I only now came across this idea (catching up on literally thousands of posts on my reader after some lengthy online absence), definitely am saving this for next year~! :D

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4 lacyquilter January 5, 2013 at 9:07 am

What a fun idea!

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5 jet January 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

such a lovely idea to draw snowflakes with a tiny bling on stones.;-D
Love it, i like stones alot and allways search for beauties that lay on the roads just waiting to pickup by me.
thank you for the tute and the sharing, oooh and all the best wishes for this new year and many happy crafting fun days ;-D

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6 Happier Than A Pig in Mud January 4, 2013 at 5:24 am

That’s a cute idea! I’ll be bringing out my snowmen this weekend:@)

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