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How to make beautiful name stone gifts



Name stone gifts

Have you evber wondered how to make name stone gifts?

In a thrifty home there is definitely a place for making your own gifts. And it really isn’t hard you just need the right tools.

I had my first go at making strawberry jam the other day and this of course makes a lovely gift, We had grown our own strawberries so just a spare jar and jam thermometer were required. Simple.

I love personalized gifts though and I love nature crafts. Making personalized varnished stones as little gifts for my daughters friends birthday seemed a wonderful (and very inexpensive) idea.


I managed to track down some letter transfers (you know the ones you rub with a lollystick) I adored these in my youth and I found them eventually in out local toy shop. Then once I had found out what they were called  managed to find the Letraset transfers on Amazon for just a couple of £. (they come in gold too!)


You simply peel off the protective layer, place the transfer paper on top and placing it on the stone rub with the lollystick. You have to be a little careful but you will soon get the hang of it.

A quick varnish by an open window or outside will seal it and add a lovely shine to the stone. Leave till completely dry though before handling.


I may have got a tad obsessed with this now…anyone want a name stone?


We love crafting it’s fun for grwon ups and even the littlest kids. I hoep you have enjoyed this post on how to make name stone gifts. Have a pop pver to Red Ted Art and take a look at her Summer Crafts for Preschoolers

and if you are looking for more special gifts take a peek at these 7 gifts that will cheer someone up

Just fabulous.


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  1. July 29, 2014 / 7:17 am

    What a wonderful idea, these would be great to give to teachers, grandparents etc too. I loved those letter transfer sheets in my youth too 🙂

  2. July 29, 2014 / 9:34 am

    I want one, they are epic (as the boys would say)!

  3. July 29, 2014 / 12:28 pm

    Love this idea, Becky. So creative and unique. You could fill a whole jar with positive words and take one from the jar whenever you feel a little down x

  4. July 30, 2014 / 7:24 am

    I love this! I may have a go – perfect little gift!

  5. Ali
    August 5, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    These are lovely! So simple (though sure I could mess it up!) and look gorgeous! Love them 🙂

  6. August 10, 2014 / 8:16 am

    this is such a cool idea! and so simple too
    thanks you for sharing and i will add it to my carnival post on the 12th x

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  8. Lou Stasny
    April 23, 2015 / 12:20 am

    Love, Love, the letter stones. Thank you for posting with instructions. Gonna try it.

  9. April 23, 2015 / 12:22 am

    Really love your Post, thank you for all the good info,

  10. November 5, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    That is such a nice idea. I shall be making a few of these now…. one is never enough is it 😉

  11. July 6, 2019 / 11:01 pm

    This is lovely. We have a nice little cottage that we rent. I think I’ll start adding those to it with guest names on them. It will be a nice touch.

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