.: Stones we created today with transferable images :.
You may notice that the winter months bring about quite a bit of crafting for my family. We try to enjoy creating each and every day. Many of you know of my affinity for stones! Like some of you I have quite a collection of stones collected from the ocean this past summer...
I am usually one who will use materials found near-at-hand or materials that can be recycled. Today we mixed things we had on hand and something that caught my eye at the craft store!
.: Choosing our stones for the project! :.
We gathered up a few stones from the collection and placed them in a bowl. These stones were chosen for their smoothness and size so that the images we transferred onto them would fit proportionately.
.: The sheet of transferable images :.
I purchased this sheet of transfers from the craft store. Some of the images appealed to me as I imagined them transferred onto the stones.
.: By rubbing over the image it transfers onto the object :.
I started with a few and soon all three children were gathered around to choose their own images and transfer them onto the stones! The simple process entails placing the transfer onto the stone and with the stick provided you rub over the image and it transfers itself.
.: Butterflies hold significant meaning for me, this one is beautiful! :.
.: I appreciate this little bird sitting atop a stone! :.
The butterfly and bird stone are two of my favorites--they make me happy and now live in my kitchen!
.: A sweet pairing of stones :.
The bird and bird cage made for a fun pair! I think these stones would make beautiful Valentine gifts for friends, or as party favors!
I appreciate discovering them in unexpected places around the house. It makes me smile to see their simple beauty paired with nature!
.: Admiring their work! :.
.: My favorite stone which holds symbolic meaning for me :.
Ginny, who writes the blog Sweet Myrtle wrote a lovely post that I enjoyed reading today. She spoke of choosing a word to focus on in this new year. Ginny wrote a long list of words that bring inspiration to her before choosing one word to focus on.
This resonated with me because over this past year my family adopted the mantra: "Be here now." Many times I have pondered this mantra and it rang true for me in times when I needed it.
.: A warming word bringing peace to my heart :.
I know firsthand that writing a positive or inspirational word on a stone is powerful. Wouldn't this be a great project to create a few stones with life-affirming words on them and place around your home to bring more encouragement, joy, and mindfulness into your day?
.: Wishing you creativity, beauty, and inspiration today! :.