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Make Patriotic Tablecloth Weights

31 May 2010 4,204 views 6 Comments

by heather

Summer is unofficially here, and so is picnic season! Keep your kids occupied painting rocks while you take care of the picnic details, then turn the painted rocks into tablecloth weights you can use all summer. Your children are sure to paint enough rocks for several sets of table weights, so don't forget to wrap a set or two up for gifts when you go to your next family picnic. [get the details on this simple summer craft in the tutorial I wrote over at AmazingMoms]

Project Materials:

  • River rocks, $1 (I got a bag of 'em at the dollar store)
  • 1 pack of ironing board cover fasteners (will make 2 sets of weights), $1
  • Acrylic craft paint, on hand
  • Clear acrylic spray, on hand
  • Strong glue that can bond to non-porous material, such as E6000

Total: $2 for 2 sets

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6 Comments »

  • Kathryn said:

    What a cute idea!

  • kelli hansen said:

    How fun. I need to do some large ones for my yard. Thanx for sharing.

  • Elle Sees said:

    Just saying HEY to the lovely lady! Hope you had a great holiday!

  • Rachel said:

    This is such a fun idea Heather! I’m so glad you posted this here, I’ll be linking to that tute.

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