Thursday, February 7, 2013

Homemade Valentine Gift Idea


ROCKS IN A BOX

Men do not want flowers, jewelry, or other silly gifts for Valentine's Day.  What do men want?  I have tried to think like a man (G-rated man) and have concluded that they want a lady friend, food, sticks, rocks, and other manly things.  So...this year my Other Half is getting just that, ROCKS in a BOX from his Lady Friend!

I gathered and cleaned 14 rocks from my neighbors yards (just kidding) and came up with 7 Favorite Memories and 7 Promises for the future.  Using rubber stamps, acrylic paints, permanent markers, and paint brushes I decorated each rock to represent one of the favorite memories or promises.  I will include a note which briefly explains each rock.  However, I will not give the note to him until after he has made a few humorous guesses.

Would you like to peak at my rocks?






Some of the rocks had messages on both sides:

Other Side:





My Box was a re-used tissue box!  I removed the plastic pieces from the box, placed my note upside down in the bottom, wrapped each rock in tissue paper, and then stuffed the top with more tissue paper.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S!






2 comments:

Jon said...

I LOVE THIS! Alas, I am not nearly as artistic as you and could not make my rocks look this nice - did you actually draw/paint all of those yourself?! They look amazing! What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing! ~Sarah :)

Courtney said...

This is a really cute idea! I can't draw/paint worth a darn though so I might recreate it with small items from the dollar store.