Monday, November 23, 2015

gratitude stones

When it comes to entertaining, I love having something that my guests can take away. Since I love all things handmade, my little gifts are always creative. This year I made what I am calling "gratitude stones". They are flat painted stones with a quote about gratitude. 

While I wish I could have hand lettered all of the stones, we have a huge Thanksgiving feast to prepare this week so I took a short cut and printed out my gratitude quotes.

Next, using Mod Podge I glued the quotes to the stones.

Then I painted them.

And added a few small embellishments.

These colorful little stones will be in a bowl as part of my Thanksgiving table setting. Guests can grab a stone to take home with them and be a great reminder to embrace gratitude every day!


Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

What a lovely concept Alisa. Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie said...

I have something similar... I write inspiring and uplifting quotes on stones and place them in a bowl. When I'm having a hard day I'll pull one out and place it in my pocket. It reminds me throughout the day to stay positive! :) These are really beautiful!

pingotine said...

total in love with your so pretty stones!
thanks a lot!

Virginia said...

Gorgeous as always!

Emie58 said...

Thanks for bringing up a great memory of my Dad... we used to paint rocks and put them in our garden... I don't remember why we did it, but we did. One rock said "Turn Me Over" and the other side said the same thing. When someone would pick it up and read it, my dad and I would giggle b/c we shared our own little secret! I was about 13 and thought it was so funny!!!

Maureen Hayes said...

What a lovely idea for your guests! I live alone and don't have anyone to celebrate with, but if I did, I would make these. I wish you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

Maureen Hayes said...

That is a lovely memory! Thank you for sharing with us. I know your Dad is smiling down on you this Thanksgiving.

Maureen Hayes said...

That's a great idea! I just commented that I live alone, but I could make some for myself and use them this way. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynda said...

Wonderful idea. Where did you get those nice stones? I have some but way too small. Thanks for another great post!

Mary said...

Love these! What a Great idea!

Mary said...

Love these! What a Great idea!

Grace said...

Terrific idea! Thank you for sharing with us!

Brig said...

You are amazing with your ideas Alisa. Happy Thanksgiving. We don't celebrate it here but we hear a lot about it.

myownplace said...

I love these! What did you use to paint them so the words showed through?

myownplace said...

I love these! What did you use to paint them so the words showed through?

myownplace said...

*I love these! What did you use to paint them so the words showed through?

Sharon Stanley said...

lovely, thoughtful, clever and perfect. of course, i'll be copying this!!

Nanci said...

These colourful stones are a great reminder to be grateful, today and always. Lovely idea Alisa, thanks.

Donna B said...

These are so beautiful and what a wonderful idea! I must try! Thank you Alisa and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tina H. said...

Lovely idea and very pretty. Everything you do is great. But, did you notice that gratitude is spelled wrong in a few of the quotes?

donna joy said...

great idea~thanks for sharing all your creativity with us!

Steffi said...

Ohhhhhhh, love the stones. Thank you for the DIY. :-)

remas haytham said...

شركات عزل مائي بالرياض
شركة تنظيف انتريهات بالرياض
ارقام نقل العفش
تهريب الحمامات
دهانات غرف نوم
التخلص من الحشرات المنزلية
شركة مكافحة الفئران بالرياض
شركة مكافحة الفئران شرق الرياض
شركة مكافحة الفئران شمال الرياض
شركة مكافحة الفئران غرب الرياض
شركة مكافحة الفئران بالمدينة المنورة
شركة مكافحة الصراصير بالمدينة المنورة
شركة مكافحة بق الفراش بالمدينة المنورة

alsabaak said...

شركة تنظيف مساجد بالرياض
تنظيف مساجد بالرياض
افضل شركة تنظيف مساجد بالرياض
شركة تنظيف مساجد بالدمام
تنظيف مساجد بالدمام
افضل شركة تنظيف مساجد بالدمام
شركة تنظيف مساجد بجدة
افضل شركة تنظيف مساجد بجدة
تنظيف مساجد بجدة

alsabaak said...

شركة تنظيف شقق بالرياض
شركات تنظيف شقق بالرياض
افضل شركة تنظيف شقق بالرياض
تنظيف شقق بالرياض
تنظيف شقق بالرياض
شركة تنظيف شقق بالرياض رخيصه
شركة تنظيف فلل بالرياض
افضل شركة تنظيف فلل بالرياض

Pam said...

So talented! I love it but surfing through your blog and looking for the dishwasher I seen in a couple of did you do that?

Shyla said...

What pens did you use besides the sharpie? I LOVE this idea! And Maureen, you could still hand these out to your neighbors - they would love them and you would be so blessed by sharing this spirit of giving.


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