Do your kids love to bring you treasures too? Depending on what we’ve been reading, discussing or watching lately, the girls will bring me flowers (or weeds) and bugs and worms and leaves and rocks. The rocks get all sorts of fun descriptions – they’ll call them “magic crystals” or “gemstones” or “special rocks”. They’re especially prized if they’re a bit sparkly. They end up in pockets and drawers and shelves and boxes. I decided I wanted a place to collect them- especially so that we’ll have ’em gathered for rainy day painted rocks projects later on. And while I’ll make my own next, I decided to start with one for my own mom using supplies sent by Martha Stewart crafts.
Plaid and Martha Stewart sent a whole bunch of supplies I could do anything I wanted with. I knew after at least a year of this idea sticking in my brain, reminded of it with each new rock presentation, now is time to finally make this happen.
To make your own MOM ROCKS jar, you’ll need:
– a glass jar that’s clean as a whistle – especially on the outside for the paint to stick, and inside if you plan to put anything edible in
– Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Paint (works on glass! yay!)
– a round paintbrush
– “Mom Rocks” lettering
If you’re not a fan of tiny paintbrush lettering, you’ll have an easier time if you make your lettering larger. While you’ll be painting more surface area, larger letters require less precision. BTW, that particular round white brush is my favorite. The handles of all of the brushes in the set are lightly rubberized and won’t slip as you work, and they wash up beautifully.
Here are printable letters you can double-click to open and then size up or down in your print menu:
Glitter paint will require a few passes, which is cool because it’ll give you a chance to lay it on thick. Moms like to know you put some effort into it, you know.
As I was painting this I got to explain to my full-of-1,000-questions-6yo that I was making this one for my mom, because we all do something nice for our moms on Mother’s Day. Wink. “All around the COUNTRY?!?” She says. YES, I said. (It is pretty impressive, isn’t it?)
Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a sponsored campaign with Plaid and The Blueprint Social, but all opinions are my own.
Here are a other DIY bloggers participating in this campaign and their ideas for sharing the love this Mother’s Day: