Give Me Glitter…
Heart Rock Wedding Frame
Designed by Ana Araujo
My friend, Kim, has been walking the beach with me for the last few months. She has been collecting rocks that are heart-shaped. Her son, Travis, is getting married soon and she wanted an idea for a gift for him. I suggested that she frame the heart-shaped rocks in a shadow box frame. So, off to Michaels we went (with the heart rocks) and found a frame that they would fit in. We also purchased a wood letter “J” for their last name. The following is how we put it together.
- Heart shape rocks
- Spray gloss varnish
- Gray chalk paint
- Foam brush
- Wood letter
- Shadow box frame
- Burlap with lace ribbon
- Wedding card
- Hot glue gun
- Clean any sand off heat rocks, and spray varnish on rocks (this will give them a wet look, as when you found them).
- Paint the wood letter with gray chalk paint.
- With a wet paper towel, rub off the paint. This will give you a weathered look.
- Kim wanted to use part of the wedding invitation to be a part of the gifts.
- She chose “Happily Ever After!” Cut it from invitation leaving room to burn the edges.
- Take you time with this step! You have to burn, blow out and repeat many times.
- Take frame apart. Glue the burlap lace ribbon down the center of the backing piece from the frame.
- Hot glue the rocks on the ribbon and the letter “J.”
- Once the heart rocks and letter are in place, glue the burned edge wording over the letter.
- Place the backing back on the shadow frame.
Kim was very pleased with the outcome and can’t wait to give it to the bride and groom!
As a Creative Designer I get real pleasure in helping my friends (and you) create unique and special things. Pease let me know if you need help with a project. You just might see it in my blog!