Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sign a Stone

I have often heard of homeowners having their guests paint their name on a wall, or sign a ledger when they visit, thereby leaving a visual reminder that they were once there.  But what if you don't have a large wall in your home crying out for guest graffiti or don't want to bother with a coffee table book that may be misplaced now and again?   Or perhaps you are having a baby shower or wedding reception that necessitates some kind of a guest book...

guests sign rocks
What about an apothecary jar full of signed stones? 

Start by adding some moss at the bottom of a large clear vase or jar.  Select smooth (and preferably flat) stones light in color.  Keep a Sharpie nearby and voila!  Whenever a guest graces your home, have them write a message on a rock and place in the jar.  Or at the conclusion of a baby shower or wedding reception, presenting this jar to the honoree is a beautiful reminder of those who were in attendance.  

Pretty cool, right?

Sidenote:  As much as I love this idea, I still have little kids running around my house and I fear that any kind of an open container with rocks inside invites some bad decisions :).  Save this idea for a more adult home or if you can trust your kids.

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