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Lava Rock Bookends

I was born and raised in Southern Utah where we have red rock and lava rock right outside our door.Living in such a beautiful place always makes me want to bring the landscape in with me!  I thought it would be fun to put together a quick DIY with things you could find for free outside. It doesn’t get much more ‘budget friendly’ than rock collecting.

I love bringing in a natural touch to my home decor. These lava rock book ends are so simple but look really nice on your shelf!

What you’ll need:
  • Lava rock (or any rock of your choice!)
  • Felt
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glossy Acrylic Sealant
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I love bringing in a natural touch to my home decor. These lava rock book ends are so simple but look really nice on your shelf!

First, you’ll need to go rock collecting! In Southern Utah there are plenty of places to do this. If you don’t have the luxury of living next to such beautiful landscapes, you can also buy them online.

These lava rock bookends let you bring a little bit of the beautiful desert landscape right into your home. And they're so easy!

Then you’ll wash all the dirt off your rocks. I rinsed them in super hot water then let them air dry.

 

I love bringing in a natural touch to my home decor. These lava rock book ends are so simple but look really nice on your shelf!

Then spray them with acrylic sealant. This just makes them look a little more like bookends a  little less like rocks. Definitely not totally necessary, but I think it finishes off the look a lot!

These lava rock bookends let you bring a little bit of the beautiful desert landscape right into your home. And they're so easy!

Next you’ll lay the rocks down in the position you want them on your shelf, and trace the base onto the felt. Cut the felt out inside the lines.

These lava rock bookends let you bring a little bit of the beautiful desert landscape right into your home. And they're so easy! These lava rock bookends let you bring a little bit of the beautiful desert landscape right into your home. And they're so easy!

Add your hot glue to the felt and put your rock back on top. Wait for it to cool, and you’re done!

These lava rock bookends let you bring a little bit of the beautiful desert landscape right into your home. And they're so easy!

I am just loving the look of these. I love bringing a natural touch into my home! I have had so many people ask me where I bought them which is the best compliment of all.

 

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