Logo

Father’s Day Hero Stones

Father's Day Hero Stones by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Paperweights have always made great gifts for Father’s Day. They use inexpensive supplies, just head outside and find some rocks, and are easy to make! They’re also useful. Dad can use them at work at his desk, or at home in his own space. These rock paperweights tell dad what he is to you. He is your hero, so tell him!

Father's Day Hero Stones by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

This is a great project for older kids to make for dad. However, with some help from mom, these are also great for the younger set. I’ve put these into a little wooden crate as well. These crates can be found at Michaels and are only a couple of dollars.

Father's Day Hero Stones by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

I’ve suggested some words in the instructions, but you can certainly substitute any others that you see fit.

Father's Day Hero Stones by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

As I mentioned, you can get rocks out of the yard, or you can buy a bag from Michaels or other craft stores. I found mine over by the seashells near the florals.

Father's Day Hero Stones by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Start by painting the rocks black. Once they have dried completely, paint a circle of white paint in the center of each. You may need 2, or even 3 coats.

Father's Day Hero Stones by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Sand the edges of the wooden crate and paint it black. After it dries, sand the edges to expose some of the wood. When you’re all done you’ll write “my dad is…” on the front of the crate.

Father's Day Hero Stones by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

To decorate the rocks, use colorful paint pens to write the words on the rocks. Add polka dots around the border of the white circles.

Father's Day Hero Stones by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Note: I used DecoArt’s paint pens, which I LOVE. I used them for the first time when I made my Colorful Mustache Mugs. However, you could use colored Sharpies if you want to. However, if you do, you will need to allow the Sharpies to dry for a couple hours before adding the sealer. If you don’t, the Sharpies might run and ruin all your work!

Father's Day Hero Stones by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Full detailed instructions below. Have a Happy Father’s Day!

Father's Day Hero Stones by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Father’s Day Hero Stones

Rating: 51

Father’s Day Hero Stones

What you need:

  • Small wooden crate
  • 6 smooth stones
  • Black and white acrylic paint
  • Paint pens or colored Sharpies
  • Sandpaper
  • Acrylic sealer, matte or satin finish

What you do:

  1. Paint the stones black and let dry completely. When dry, paint a circle on the stone with white paint. You will probably need 2-3 coats to cover; allow to dry between coats.
  2. Sand the wooden crate and paint it black. When dry, sand the edges to expose the wood underneath. Use a white paint pen to write "my dad is…" across the front on both sides.
  3. Use colored paint pens to write the following words in the white circle of the stones: strong, brave, smart, loving, honorable, my hero.
  4. Use black paint pen to add small dots all around the inside edge of the white circles.
  5. Allow everything to dry for several hours. Sharpies will run when sprayed with sealer if not allowed to dry completely so be sure not to skimp on this step!
  6. Spray the crate and the stones with acrylic sealer. When dry, apply a second coat.

Notes from Amanda

Use smooth stones you find outside, or you can purchase them near the floral department at your local craft store.

http://craftsbyamanda.com/2013/05/fathers-day-hero-stones.html

Me

17 Responses to Father’s Day Hero Stones

  1. 1

    [...] kids of almost any age can make for their father this year. You can find the full tutorial over Crafts by Amanda… who also happens to be our H&G Editor here at Craft [...]

  2. 2
  3. 3

    What dad wouldn’t go nuts over this!?! Thanks for providing such great instructions too. I’d love it if you’d share this on the After School Linky Party on my blog right now!

  4. 4

    [...] Formaro, owner of Crafts by Amanda shares an amazing Father’s Day gift you can easily make at home. You will need to buy a few [...]

  5. 5

    […] Father’s Day Hero Stones @ Crafts by Amanda […]

  6. 6
    Cindy Thomas says:

    This is a fantastic Father’s Day gift idea using painted rocks. I just shared it on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CindyThomasPaintedRocks

  7. 7

    […] Father’s Day Hero Stones from Crafts By Amanda […]

  8. 8
  9. 9

    […] Down Best Dad Printable | Hero Stones Paperweights | You are One Smart Cookie | I’m Nuts About You Printable | Mason Jar BBQ Sauce | […]

  10. 10

    […] Day Hero Stones by Crafts by Amanda – personalized colors and […]

  11. 11

    […] Father’s Day Hero Stones […]

  12. 12

    […] would you describe your dad? This year you can create an entire collection of Father’s Day Hero Stones and let him know exactly you feel.  These rock paperweights will also come in handy for his desk […]

  13. 13

    Love these stones – for any day of the year! Added them to our Father’s day round up (http://2crochethooks.com/11-kid-crafted-fathers-day-gifts/). Thanks for sharing :)

  14. 14

    […] Down Best Dad Printable | Hero Stones Paperweights | You are One Smart Cookie | I’m Nuts About You Printable | Mason Jar BBQ Sauce | […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>