Nature-Inspired Beauty – How To Use River Stones In DIY Projects

River stones are so versatile and there are so many beautiful things you can do with them, from decorations to garden landscaping. What makes these stones so beautiful is the fact that they’re smooth and shaped by the water. Also, they have the perfect dimensions for a variety of lovely projects. For example:

Succulent Planter.

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Make a beautiful succulent planter and bring spring into your home, even if the plants aren’t real. You’ll need faux succulent plants, a flower pot or bowl, paint and river stones. Have fun with the project but remember that simplicity is often more powerful than anything.{found on lizmarieblog}.

Succulent table.

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Similarly, you can built a succulent table. It would basically be a simple wooden table with a planter down the center. There you’ll be putting river stones and succulent plants. Use the table as an accent piece on the patio or in the garden.

Placemats.

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Spruce up your dining room table with some unique river stone placemats. To make sure your table won’t get scratched you should use mesh on the back of the mats. You can combine different colors and sizes of river stones or go for a simple design.

Let’s take a closer look at how you can make a river stone placemat. For this project you need shelf liner, decorative river rocks, adhesive and some spare time. Decide on the dimensions and cut the shelf liner to size. Then start gluing the stones starting from the middle.{found on blissbloomblog}.

Doormat.

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And speaking of river stone mats, you can also make one for your entrance or for your bathroom. This time you’ll have to use larger stones. Attach them to a simple mat with silicone. The holes on the back allow the water to drain.

Base floor lamp.

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Another interesting use for river stones would be a decorative piece, for example, a lamp. You can use the stones to make a beautiful base for the lamp. Choose the stones you want to use, preferably a big one to put on the bottom and smaller ones to stack after that. Drill a holes down their center and make the base as big as you want.{found on ashbeedesign}.

River stone planter.

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Here’s how you can actually make a planter out of river stones. You’ll need a pot, a hot glue gun and river stones. Starting from the base of the pot, glue the stones one by one. It’s a time consuming process and you have to pretty much think of this as a puzzle.{found on site}.

Pathway.

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Of course, river rocks can also be used in landscaping. In the garden, you can use them in numerous ways. For example, these river stones circles look quite intriguing and they complement the fresh herbs and flowers beautifully. The stepping stones let you explore the garden while also making it look amazing.

Mirror update.

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Inside the house, river stones can be useful when you’re trying to give a piece a makeover. For example, take a look at this mirror. It has a nice wooden frame and river stones were used to give it a unique and stylish appeal. The gravel fills in the holes.

Kitchen backsplash.

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River stones also offer you an interesting alternative to the traditional backsplash. You can find river stones that come in square tiles. They’re not difficult to install and not very expensive either.{found on homestoriesatoz}.

Boots tray.

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Here’s a project that’s fun, interesting and functional: a pebble boot tray. All you have to do is find a tray and throw some river stones or pebbles in it. Place it at the entrance, in the garage or in the mudroom.{found on maillardvillemanor}.

Knobs.

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Another stylish use for river stones can be seed here. These cabinet knobs are actually rocks and they’re hand made. So next time you’re on vacation make sure you bring back some souvenirs you can later use in your DIY projects.{found on lilliedale}.