Thursday, August 26, 2010

A kid friendly pottery barn knock off craft

Have you seen the chalkboard rocks that Pottery Barn is selling now?

Did you see that there are 4 rocks for $16?!!!

It's ludicrus people!

So I decided to make my own chalkboard rocks...for Free and get my boys to help with it!!

The boys got to help and quite frankly they LOVED it.

I took the boys to a creek to go on a mission to find smooth rocks.

And to conquer the world one limb at a time.

Look at that nice little muddy bottom.

They took it very seriously over finding the smoothest rocks.

It wasn't until towards the end that I got smart and got them to take off their shirts.

When we got home, we then cleaned to rocks with some old toothbrushes.

Another part that they Loved to do.

Then after lunch when they were dry we primed them.

Poor guy. Next time I will need to get one of those sprayer attachments. Then again...that could be dangerous.

Romeo just pointed out where Wild Man missed a spot.

Then he balanced the top on his knee.

I sprayed the chalkboard paint, which took a while.

I kept flipping and flipping and it seemed like I always missed a spot.

So today the boys finally got to color on their rocks today.

We had a lots of fun making all sorts of things.

Luckily I already had the spray paint on hand, but if I didn't I know that it would cost less then $10 for about 20 rocks.

Now you try it.

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Katie said...

Oh my gosh, such an AWESOME idea!!!

The Activity Mom said...

ahhhhhhhh I love this idea! So cool!

- Kim said...

Love these! Thanks for posting. Adding to my long list of crafts to do.

Denise said...

DEF. better than $16. for 4. Good Grief!! Looks like you had lot's of fun with this. I hopped over from It's Fun to Craft:)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great idea. Your boys are absolutly darling, oh and the little one can really balance a paint cap well! ha! Thank you for a fun post!


Debbie said...

Amazing that PB can sell something like a rock for so much money - and you did such a good job, and your helpers - it makes your project far more worth than something you can buy from a catalog.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I loved you sharing the rock collecting...such fun photos, and what a fun project it is!

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Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

That is such a great idea! I haven't gotten my new PB catalog...I wonder if they took me off the list since I never order. I feel like I'm missing out for sure!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Great idea, mom! I look at the Pottery Barn catalog online and just drool at their ideas and shake my head at their prices. Love how your rocks turned out, so much fun for your cute boys.

Cristin@ Serendipity said...

Great idea! ...and I'm sure the process was half the fun!

Cecily said...

Brilliant and super neat! Love it!

Kori said...

My boys would love this!

Holly said...

$16 bucks for rocks - I LOVE your idea!

Gabrielle Krake said...

AWESOME!! I love it when I can outdo Pottery Barn! Great job to you!