DIY Rock Curio Display Case
After seeing a little display case, I knew I wanted to make my own because I love these vintage glass curio cases, and I’ve always been obsessed with rocks my entire life. I remember when I was a kid, thinking I was SO RICH after buying a 25 cent piece of pyrite at rock store downtown (I thought I found an undiscovered steal on real gold). I treasured that thing for years. But even the less glamorous rocks appealed to me. I’d always have some from the yard stuffed in my pockets, and displayed around my room. So, it was only fitting to pick out my favorite rocks and display them, museum style, in this little vintage curio. I do like the idea of switching out the contents every month or so. Next month: gold-leaf cats.
To make this for yourself:
- Search around on Etsy, Ebay and thrift stores for vintage curio display cases. You can find some fun geometric shapes!
- Pick up some rocks. I found these online at a kid’s science store, where you can individually pick out each rock. You can also buy a bag of rough stones here, if you like one type of stone in particular, or if you scroll down to the the bottom you can get a mixed bag.
- Arrange your rocks in your box!
This might possibly be the laziest DIY ever, but very pretty nonetheless. No skills required except online shopping!