Stones with stickers, a quick and easy craft
This stone craft with stickers is very simple and easy to make by children because they are only 3 steps:
- Paint a white background.
- Paste the stickers
- Apply the varnish
This creative work has been done by Marcos and he has loved it because the DIY have been easy and funny.
The materials you need are:
- Acrylic white paint
- 2 brushes
- Vitrifying varnish
- 1 wooden box
- Masking tape
Steps to follow
Before starting to do this type of craft, cover the surface well with paper or newspapers to protect it, put on clothes that do not mind getting dirty, and … Enjoy it!
If this is the first time you paint stones, see our tips section, there you will find several articles such as the “Top 10 tips for painting stones with kids”
Choose and wash the stones
The first thing you should keep in mind is the size of the stickers, since it will be the reference to choose the stones of the right size.
Paint in white
Paint two layers of white acrylic paint, it is important that you let them dry very well between each layer.
Paste the stickers
Once the paint is dry (we wait until the next day to paste them) stick the stickers on the stones. In case they do not stick well, use a contact adhesive or flexible type (if you use a glue, expect it to be well dried for the next step).
Varnish and protect
Apply varnish to protect and obtain a good finish. This step is very important, since you will get the sticker and the painting are well fixed and your work will last in time. We leave you a link of different types of varnish that you can use.
Prepare the box
Before painting the box, protect the clasp and hinges with body builder tape. Next, sand with fine-grained sandpaper.
Paint the white box
Once you have the box ready (after you have sanded it), clean it with a soft cloth to remove any dirt. Then paint with white acrylic paint (we have used the same stone).
Decorate the box with stickers
When the paint has dried, paste the same type of stickers to the lid of the box to decorate it.
Apply varnish to the box
Varnish the box with the same type of varnish that you used with the painted stones, so you will fix the paint and the stickers. And ready! we only have to wait until it is dry and wrap it with wrapping paper.
We hope you liked this easy way to decorate your painted stones and … Merry Christmas!