This craft started with a few rocks. I love the idea of bringing home a simple, free souvenir from vacation, and I discovered that rocks are small and easy enough to sneak into a suitcase. I also love that a rock represents the place you visited. You’re not going to find the same rock in Nantucket as you would in Cosrica, you know what I mean? I don’t remember to do it on every vay-cay, but I try. So, the rocks have been piled in the phone booth in our hallway. Not cute and honestly, a slight hazard, ha! We keep knocking them off of the shelf with our wild limbs. So, I’m crafting a solution. Oh and for most normal people that don’t collect rocks, this could easily be used as a cake stand!
I found this plate at Good Will for $1.50 and the wooden candle holder was 50 cents. You’ll also need some Krazy Glue.
First, paint your wooden candle holder, I choose white. Then, glue that sucker to the bottom of your plate. Talk about easy. Seriously a 3 minute craft, if you don’t count the whole paint drying thing. And now our vacation rocks get to live on a cute stand for all to explore.
That’s my kinda craft! Do you collect rocks on vacation? Or do you need a cake stand? Either way, this was easy!
Psst… here’s another 5 minute paper craft that I use all of the time!
Comments & Reviews
Cristina at Ava's Alphabet says
I love the idea of collecting and labeling rocks from special vacations. Do you just used a fine tipped marker to label them? Do you seal them too? Such a great idea and a clever way to display them too.
My kids always brought home special rocks or pebbles they found on holiday, the hardest thing was convincing them to just choose 1! I remember one year at a very stoney beach and waterfall my youngest had about 10 pretty big “special” stones he wanted to bring home. We compromised by taking a photo of the collection and he brought home just the smallest one.
They always just kept them in a tin though, I like the idea of writing on them and then putting them on display. Brilliant.
lorraine Williamson says
love the collection great idea have a great weekend
Pamela J Smith says
I collect rocks too! I usually write on them with Sharpie where the came from and the date. I keep mine in a bowl so we can see them and remember our great times! I love your idea too!
Frugal Hausfrau says
Well I’ve been wanting some cute cake stands but never thought of putting together something like this! It’s truly darling. I could even use a wooden round from the craft store if I can’t find just the right plate.
Thanks much for coming to Throwback Thursday and sharing!! 🙂
I am going on a family vacation next month, what perfect timing to receive this creative tip of yours! I can’t wait to see which rocks my toddler picks. I will probably have to bring home more than one! Thanks for sharing this great idea!
Charlene Asay says
We love to collect rocks at my house too. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week.
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Such a fab idea! Thanks for sharing over at the Creative Gallery. Pinned.
Love this idea, I do collect rocks, and shells and bits of drift wood…..love the simplicity of just one rock from each location, thanks so much for the great inspiration, and for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
I love your idea of collecting rocks for a vacay souvenir. And making the cake stand to display them is an excellent idea.
Angie @ CCC says
Love the stand and what a great idea to collect a rock on vacation!
I collected… no, I still collect sand from the places that have a beach! Started that probably more than 20 years ago. But I also have a few rocks, from when there wasn’t a beach 😉
Jamie Dorobek says
I’d love to collect sand too! It’s tricky to bring home in your suitcase!
I actually do collect rocks on vacation! If we go somewhere that has great rocks. Like, when we go to a big city and only stay in the city, I usually don’t bring any home because it’d just be gravel probably anyway. But I definitely do if we go somewhere nature-y. 🙂
I definitely collect travel rocks!
I love the idea of a simple, homemade stand! Such easy found objects too!
Jamie Dorobek says
Yay! Glad I’m not the only one who collects rocks as an adult 🙂