DIY polished rocks

10 Jun

I have a tendency to pick up rocks. But they have never gotten much attention once home, stashed in the corner of my bookshelf and rarely noticed. I have rocks from every road trip I’ve ever taken. I still have the “Indian throwing rock” that our campground host gave us in Missouri a few years ago, just before he offered to drive to town and pick up beers. Anyway, this is a ridiculously easy way to get them ready for display.

#DIY faux polished rocks by makingmondays



Clear nail polish

Wax paper

#DIY faux polished rocks by makingmondays

You got it! Paint one side of the rock with clear nail polish, be generous. Set on wax paper to dry. Paint the other side. Allow to dry. Repeat for 2 or 3 coats, until it has a nice thick shiny coating all over.

If you want to frame them, arrange the  rocks in a grid pattern that looks balanced. Then glue to a piece of mat board cut to size for a shadow box frame.

I mounted the best of my collection as a grid in an 8 x 10 shadow box frame.

One Response to “DIY polished rocks”

  1. Darlington Delights June 11, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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