Monday, June 11, 2007

Garden Stones






These are not works of art but I have a great time making the stones! My daughter says the round one looks like a chocolate chip cookie with blue M & Ms.

11 comments:

Sally said...

How..what..WHERE did you get those colored stone thingys? Did you make those? How cool!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

The glass stones are from the floral department at Wal Mart, Hobby Lobby or Michaels, or all of the above......lol.. I now have to travel to Marion to the nearest Michaels, I miss our Michaels, it closed two or three years ago.

Connie Peterson said...

I love your stones. I used to make them, too. Try some dried flowers laying on the top then paint with a shellac type of stuff to help hold them in.

Blessings

Nicole said...

These look really cool! In the Caribbean they traditionally use breadfruit and other leaves to make patterns in the concrete step-stones. reminds me I have to go collect some pebbles at the beach to try this.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Nicole, I am going to try the leaf imprinting! Thanks

Sandy said...

I really like these!! Especially the rectangular ones with the stones. I would definitely use those in my garden. Wonderful!! sandy

Andrea's Garden said...

These are so great! All of them. Would you tell me how they are made? Maybe by email? Plllleeeeaaasssse? :-) exile61@googlemail.com Thanks, Andrea

kris said...

Your stones are very cool - how fun!

Marsha said...

These are very cool looking stones! Where did you get the letters to do the "written" ones.. would love to try that!

I made some with the smooth glass stones a few years ago...using some colored and some clear that I used clear silicon to "glue" photos to the underside of so photos of flowers and dear ones show through...however after 4 years the photos are starting to fade in the sun so next time I would spray them with UV spray before gluing.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Marsha, I bought a kit from, http://www.wordsandcrafts.com/stones/wisindex3.html, the kit comes with the letters and the forms to make the stones.

Where did you find large enough clear stones to put photos under, that sounds really like fun, I would love to try that.

Molly said...

Oh, I love your stepping stones. Every year I tell myself that I'm going to make some but I never do.