You can display painted rocks by using wooden display easels, a plate stand, or DIY stand made from drapery slip-on hooks.
I found these wood veneer folded easels at Hobby Lobby and they nicely and attractively hold the the weight of painted rocks. They are available in 3, 5, 7, 9 and 12-inch sizes with a black or walnut finish. Regularly priced from $1.99 to $7.99, Hobby Lobby often has them available for 50% off. (Note: if your rock is too heavy, it may spread the stand's feet, making the stand unsuitable for that stone.)
|Painted Stone is Displayed on a 3-Inch Folding Easel|
|The Metal Stand (Right) is Displaying a 5-lb. Painted Rock|
Artist, Marilyn Boyle, came up with this clever idea for DIY display stands using slip-on drapery hooks.
|DIY Stand How-To by Marilyn Boyle|
I have tried 3 types (brands) of slip-in drapery hooks and learned they are not created equal when it comes to shaping them into stands for painted rocks.
The slip-in hooks are listed in the order of my preference:
- The most expensive set costs around $3.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond for 14 hooks. It was the easiest to shape into a rock stand.
- The medium-priced set costs around $2.49 at Hobby Lobby for 14 hooks (4 hooks were end hooks and could not be used as stands). It took more time to create a stand because of the 4 "legs" but it was fairly easy to bend and shape into a stand.
- The lowest-price set costs around $1.97 at Lowe's for 14 hooks. The metal was thicker and more difficult to bend and shape into a stand. In addition the piece used as a back support (soldered to the "legs") would snap off if I was not careful.