Do you have whole collection of different-sized rocks, pebbles and stones collected at the beach from those memorable family trips? Instead of simply keeping them in a random drawer, why not transform the little beauties into gorgeous crafts that bring out the best of their varied textures, colors and shapes? Below are 15 magnificent DIY rock, stone and pebble crafts that will add a nautical appeal to your space.
Best DIY Rock, Stone and Pebble Crafts
1. DIY Pebble Jewelry Hangers
Display and organize your jewelry with a great deal of style with these closet or wall-mounted jewelry hangers. Actually, the rustic hangers are nothing but cute little pebbles adhered to the surface with the help of double sided tape. For added brightness, coat the pebbles with your choice of paints. Prefer going for pebbles that are light and flat on one side to make them stick to the surface with ease. Once done, hang your bracelets, chains and other accessories on the pretties.
DIY Details : findawaybyjwp
2. Ladybugs Vs. Tadpoles Outdoor Tic Tac Toe Game
Is there anyone who doesn’t adore the classic game of tic-tac-toe? Build a 3-dimensional version of the game, making the outdoor playtime for your kiddos even more fun-filled. This DIY stone tic tac toe goes for a large basswood round wooden plank for the base, while tiny stones are painted to look exactly like cute tadpoles and ladybugs. Also, the base here is painted a bright blue with little dots working as the game slots. Apart from the paints and 10 smooth rocks, you will need some wax paper and paintbrushes.
DIY Details : attagirlsays
3. Ladybug Painted Rocks
There’s no denial that ladybugs somehow manage to be the cutest-looking insects of all time – all thanks to their bright colors and adorable shape. And the great similarity between the shape of tiny pebbles and ladybugs allows you to turn a bunch of garden rocks into the pretty bugs that can add to the decor of your yard. Oh yes, you can get as experimental as you like when it comes to the color combinations for the ladybugs and they are only going to charm up the flower beds when lying at random spots around the plants.
DIY Details : craftsbyamanda
4. Alpha Rocks
Make everyone you love feel a lot more special with tiny handwritten messages dedicated by you for each one of them. A few small stones and a Sharpie pen is all one needs to write down messages on them, ending up in a beautifully personalized present for one and all. The Write Start also shows how you can display these Alpha rocks – use them to adorn the fridge by attaching magnets behind the rocks, put them in a large glass vase, or simply keep them with you as reminders of love.
DIY Details : thewritestart.typepad
5. DIY Moon Rocks
How about shrinking the moon into miniature versions of itself that are so portable that you can carry them in your pockets or simply use as one-of-a-kind paperweights? The recipe to whip up these rocks calls for ingredients that yield a soft moist dough perfect to mold into the form of rocks. You need to gather some baking soda, water, black food coloring, and some gold and silver glitter. The reason that the rocks are made black and adorned with lustre is because we want to get the illusion of sun reflecting off the surface of the moon.
DIY Details : thecraftingchicks
6. Mandala Stone Tutorial
Don’t those lavishly painted mandala stones found all over the internet seem to a true thing of wonder? What if you could create those intricate-looking dotted designs with all their vibrant colors brought onto the surface of tiny stones all by yourself? Colorful Crafts teaches you how you to get it done in a beautiful green-blue theme using some acrylic paints, synthetic brushes, or some readily available nail art brushes and dotting tools. Of course, you can experiment with other color combos.
DIY Details : colorful-crafts
7. DIY Stone Cactus Yard Art
Looking amazingly real when standing in the yard, these mini cacti wouldn’t let anyone figure out that they actually are stones subjected to some creative paint and brush work done in bright white and bottle green. And not just the yard, you can also use them to decorate the workspace or your home – simply load a terra cotta pot with mud or small pebbles and insert different-sized stone cactus pretties into the same to create a unique faux plant.
DIY Details : pin.it