Rocks are everywhere – in your yard, in the street, around the park and down paths and near lakes. So it’s no wonder that there are so many incredible rock painting design ideas!
The materials are free if you can find them, and are very inexpensive if you need to buy some from a garden store.
Painted Paisley Rocks via Suzy Sitcom
These lovely painted rock ideas look beautiful inside or out. They can be used to decorate your garden or add some color to a room. There are ideas for adults, kids, and everyone in-between!
Rock painting can either be done with actual paints or by using special paint markers if you want to be more precise. To get you started, here are a few handy rock painting tips!
How To Paint Rocks Video Tutorial
Before you start painting rocks, this video tutorial is a must view. It will show you the steps involved in painting up your rocks. Once you have viewed the video, continue scrolling our page to view all the great ideas. We have also included Part 2 of this video that tells you all you need to know about the best paints to use for your rocks. Click Play above ^
Rock Painting Tips via thrive360living.com
When it comes to Painting your rocks, start with a nice clean surface. Remove any debris and rinse them in water. Have a selection of different brushes on hand. Bigger brushes will cover more of the rock and the finer brushes will be perfect for the more intricate details and effects you want to add to your creation.
Marbled Nail Polish Rock Painting via Kiwi Crate
There are so many ways you can paint up your Rocks. We love this marbled nail polish technique and you can use the finished product as a pretty paper weight on your desk.
Inspiring Rock Ideas via Hello World
Your rocks will absorb the paint so several layers is recommended. Be sure to let the layers dry in between. Use a pencil to sketch out your design and cover with Mod Podge for a long lasting result.
These beautiful Mandala Rocks would be an absolutely beautiful way to add brightness to your garden or bring color to a dim room. Did you know that the Mandala is a symbol that holds a lot of special meaning? You can read all about it, and see more of these gorgeous rocks here.
We just can’t get over how cute these little ladybug painted rocks are! They’re easy to paint and can be made in any amount of colors you like. You can see the full tutorial for them here
Owl Rocks via Sassi Dell’Adriatico Etsy
In case you haven’t noticed, we love owls around here! These beautiful owl stones are hand painted and really intricate. But with some easy sketching beforehand, you could make these gorgeous birds. This artist sets them up in so many beautiful ways too.
Painted Owl Rock Ideas
She places her painted owl stones on top of a branch and places some lovely painted stones to look like leaves beneath. These would look great on a wall or shelf, or even outdoors in your yard. You can read all about these rocks and how to DIY in our Painted Owl Rocks post.
Here is a great way to not only make your garden look great, but to help you remember where you planted what! When you’re doing early spring planting, you probably mark where you planted which seeds with a small post or sign that came with your plants. But wouldn’t these rocks look so much cuter? You can see how to make them by here.
Everyone seems to be loving little fairy houses in their gardens, and what better way to make some than to use some rocks from around your yard or neighborhood! This post on Painted Rock Fairy Houses shows you a ton of ideas and creative ways to use differently shaped rocks. View here
We love the look of those small succulents that seem to be everywhere, but these painted rock cactus gardens are just as charming! We’ve got the full video tutorial that shows you how to make them here.
This is a great use for smaller rocks or pebbles – Monster Magnet Rocks! These guys are so cute and really so simple to make. They would be a great class gift and the kids can even help make them! See how here.
Kindness Rocks via Crafts Unleashed
These Kindness Rocks are a wonderful idea and you can pop them in a bowl on your table to remind the family how to treat each other!
Right Paint For Rock Painting Video
To achieve the best results for your Rock Painting Project, this video is excellent for explaining to you the best paints to use. Click Play above to watch ^
Pig Rock via 10 Marifet
Vintage Camper Rocks via Atta Girl Says
Troll Painted Rocks via The Keeper of the Cheerios
If monster rocks aren’t your thing, how about these cute, colorful Troll Painted Rocks? They’re simple to make too, and another great one for the kids!
Fruit Rocks via Indulgy
How nice would these rocks look in your kitchen! Use small, flat pebbles and try to be creative with fruit-like shapes and sizes!
Painted Feather Rocks via livemaster.ru
Painted Bee Rocks via Easy Peasy and Fun
Painted Strawberry Rocks via Panea More E Creativita
Painted Emoji Rocks via Cara.Dura.Designs on Instagram
Ice Cream Sundae Rocks via Pinterest
M&M Painted Rocks via Blanca on Indulgy
Painted Rock Shoes via RockArtAttack on Etsy
Inspirational Painted Rocks via artist Phyllis Plassmeyer
Ninja Turtle Painted Rocks via Linda Berner
Painted rocks via DaRosa on Etsy
Painted Rock Ideas via Pinterest
Painted Minion Rocks via Pinterest
Painted Inspirational Rocks via Pinterest
Painted Sheep Rocks via Ponila.com
Painted Superhero Rocks via Alimtaupdate
Here is one for the superhero fans! You could easily find some printable stencils online like these ones, and resize them for the rocks you find.