Simple DIY: River Stone Magnets

By Kate Riley September 15, 2020

I’m always looking for ways to bring more natural or organic materials indoors. I ordered some polished river stones to cover some roots on my indoor tree but I set a few aside so I could use them as magnets for my little black refrigerator in the small kitchen in my studio. I love smooth river rocks, they feel so good to the touch! I once used a shower in a Hawaiian vacation rental and it had a mosaic river rock floor and I never forgot it. River stones are so soothing!

I bought a set of gold circle magnets and river stones online (I bought the 2-4 cm size), then used an all purpose adhesive to attach them to the stones.



To make your own, you’ll need small magnets, I ordered these gold ones, but they are also available in nickel too. You’ll also need smooth river rocks too. It’s the simplest project in the world, glue the stones to the circle magnets with an all purpose adhesive and allow them to dry.


Once the glue is dry, use them on any magnetic surface, from memo boards to refrigerators!



I do love the natural addition to my indoor potted tree although I do need to order another 5 lb. bag for full coverage!



I can see these as drawer pulls too, can you? The same concept can be used on a bathroom vanity or a dresser.

Yet another way to bring something natural into your home!

Weekend Reading 9.13.20

By Kate Riley September 13, 2020

I was reminded that three years ago this week I was touring the south of France, and the pictures and videos made me reminisce about some very special spots I’ve been lucky to travel to. International trips are off the table until next year and I’ve made peace with that given the state of the world, but I do look forward to exploring again.

I’m finishing a little DIY project today and I also have some creative work I’ve been doing behind the scenes that I’ll be sharing in the weeks to come. The one thing this quieter lifestyle has brought is more time to dive deep into creative work and also more time to connect with people in my circle.

We still have a lot of wildfires happening here on the west coast, but thankfully the air quality has improved where I am in Northern California. I may take a quick trip to the coast this evening just to breathe even fresher air, that always helps. :) Favorite links from the week below:

This light filled tiny home is a guest cottage in Malibu.

DIY: how to build a farmhouse plant stand.

Nicely done! This inspirational attic transformation.

How to makeover your coffee table with plywood scraps.

How fun is this foliage filled yurt!

Outdoor activities to try when you feel stuck inside.

Six ways for artists to tackle perfectionism.

Norway’s concept of ‘friluftsliv’ may be just what you need.


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