Upcycled Beach Pebbles

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I’ve spent Easter in the fabulous city of Dubrovnik, Croatia with the Fiance and just had to collect pebbles from the beach. Again. I don’t think I will be able to resist the urge ever if I’m honest, but anyway. 🙂 This time I went for the bleached white flat ones and predictably, he asked what I plan to do with them. AND the ones from previous trips too, for that matter. Oooops…

Sadly he just won’t take the ‘it’s craft supply, it’ll be good for something eventually’ bulls**t anymore, but being the absolute sweetheart he is, we brought them home. And now I feel the pressure every time I look at them to come up with ideas.

Then the other day I found some olive patterned paper napkins in my pantry that got me thinking. The green-gray motif would go very well with off-white, so I decided to decoupage some of the stock, thus giving my pebbles a new look. I wrote about this easy technique earlier (read it here) and again, I’m happy with how the project turned out.

So without further ado, this is how decoupaged pebbles are made:

Supplies: pebbles, patterned 3-ply paper napkin or tissue of your choosing (got mine from H&M Home, but it’s from a previous collection), scissors, brush, decoupage glue.

Tip: Since you only need a small amount of glue, pour some into a jar lid or small glass bowl. If your glue has thickened, add a little water to dilute.

Upcycled Beach Pebbles collage

Cover your work surface, clean pebbles from dust/sand. Cut motifs to size, separate layers (you only need the top sheet). Apply glue on the pebbles, fit and smooth out cutouts on the surface. Give it a few minutes of dry time and finish off with 1-2 thin layers of glue to seal. Ready!

upcycled beach pebbles 2 ready

Upcycled Beach Pebbles ready 1

Upcycled Beach Pebbles ready 2

They look good in plant pots, decorative bowls, as vase fillers or simply displayed on their own. Also, grill season is upon us, but this year my stuff won’t get blown away thanks to these lovely weights.

Have fun making them!

Fruzsi

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