DIY: Vacation Rock Doorstop Memento

by Jenn @ Frugal Upstate on May 3, 2013

It may not be summer yet, but it’s coming!  Long days, kids out of school and, oh yes, family vacations!  Here is an idea for an inexpensive but meaningful memento that the kids can make.  A special rock doorstop!

Yes, I know.  It’s a rock.  But it’s not just any rock.  This was a beautiful rock that we found in the lake by the cabin my Mother in Law rented in the Adirondacks last summer.   This rock has MEMORIES attached to it.  Plus it’s pretty!

The project is simple and only needs a few things.  The rock (of course), Mod Podge (sent to me last summer by the kind folks at Mod Podge), copy paper, a permanent marker, and a brush.  That’s it.

Vacation Rock Doorstop Memento

I just wrote out what should go on the tag and had the kids copy it onto paper.  Then to make the rock as pretty as it had looked under water we used the gloss Mod Podge to decoupage.  I think I did 3 layers with drying time in between. Simple.

We actually made four of these, one for us to keep and one for each family that was there.  Yes.  I gave family members rocks for Christmas–but they weren’t just any rocks–they were Vacation Doorstop Memento rocks!!

Of course you could do a variation on this–the “Vacation Rock Paperweight Memento” ;)

What do you think?  Sweet and neat or completely dorky?

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Jennifer May 3, 2013 at 10:44 am

“Sweet and neat or completely dorky?” BOTH! :) I think it’s fun, creative, and unique.

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Jenn @ Frugal Upstate May 3, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Glad you liked it :)

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John June 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Wow! what a great idea! I have a bunch of rocks we collected when we were on the Schoodic Penisula in Maine. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks!

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Jenn @ Frugal Upstate June 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I’m glad you like it! It always makes me smile when I see our rock by the front door–a reminder of good times!

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