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How to make beautiful name stone gifts

 

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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.

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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!)

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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.

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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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13 Comments

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. Ali
    August 5, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    These are lovely! So simple (though sure I could mess it up!) and look gorgeous! Love them ๐Ÿ™‚
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  4. Lou Stasny
    April 23, 2015 / 12:20 am

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

  5. April 23, 2015 / 12:22 am

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

  6. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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