You probably already know how much I love an inexpensive project. When I can put together a craft quickly and for free, it may be one of the best things in the world! And these Painted Fieldstone Bookends are just the ticket.
Recently, we were tilling the field at the Country House (we plan to plant that area with grass soon) to add space to our yard and we found tons of fieldstones. Of course, it seemed completely natural (pun intended) to use a some of these free stones for a project. After a conversation with my sister, I finally chose to use the fieldstones as bookends, but the needed to be gussied up just a bit.
The supplies used for this project included:
- Fieldstones w/ Flat Sides (size is subjective)
- White Acrylic Paint
- Small Paint Brush
- Pencil w/ Eraser
- Flat Head Pin
For the polka dot rock, I pushed the pin into the end of a pencil eraser for more stability and dotted each little paint circle in a line, creating several rows around the stone.
The striping technique was even easier. I just used a small paint brush to paint on each stripe.
After a few minutes of drying, these Painted Fieldstone Bookends were ready for use. I put them in my son’s room to hold up several of his favorite Shel Silverstein books next to his bed for easy access. We always love reading a little story here and there.
The bookends could even be used as a simple, yet rustic paperweight. I love that I was able to use these cool fieldstones from our property to make a speedy craft.
Thanks so much for checking out my Painted Fieldstone Bookends! The best crafts are free, so if you find a fieldstone around your house, you should definitely try making some of these.