Saturday, July 14, 2012

Do You Need Rock Painting Ideas?

Look what's possible with ordinary rocks and acrylic paint.

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Sample of Painted Rocks by Cindy Thomas

Is your garden looking a little dreary because all the flowers have bloomed and gone to seed? A painted rock gnome home would add some color to your garden nestled among the greenery.

Do you need a gift for a friend in the hospital? A basket of hungry baby bird painted rocks are sure to lift their spirits?

Do you want something different to display at the holidays? There are painted rocks for all holiday occasions - Christmas Santas & nativity sets, Halloween ghosts & pumpkins, Valentine's love bugs, and Easter chicks.

Do you want to play a joke on unsuspecting friends? Painting rocks to resemble food will certainly catch them off guard. Please note that small painted rocks may look so yummy that young children will actually try to eat them. PLEASE USE CAUTION with this idea.

Do you need a gift for an animal lover? Rocks can be painted as cats, dogs and other pets as well as wild animals, farm animals, and more.

Once you start painting rocks and stones, you'll discover all sorts of ideas. The only problem will be finding enough time to create all of your masterpieces!

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© Cindy Thomas Painted Rocks


  1. Thank you for sharing all your ideas! I have been wanting to paint rocks for the longest and just didn't know where to start. Thanks to you, I feel like I now can pursue this project with confidence.

    1. You're so welcome, Rexxy. Just grab some rocks and start painting; they're very forgiving. If you mess up, cover with white and start over. I'm going to post about one of my rock painting projects that didn't turn out well and how I transformed them into something new (and better).

  2. Thank you for the great info. My grandson is coming out and I thought this would be fun for both of us. We have never painted rocks and it looks like a lot of fun. Thanks again for the tips.

    1. You're so very welcome. This will be a fun project for you and your grandson. Happy rock painting!