45+ Fun and Fabulous DIY Painted Rock Ideas for Summer Afternoons

To kick-start your rock art project, all you need are some pebbles or rocks that you like, acrylic paint and brush and a bag full of DIY painted rock ideas. For the latter, we have curated the best of summer rock painting ideas in our gallery, so as soon as you are set with the pebbles and the colors, you are good to go! If you haven’t painted on rocks before, or haven’t painted much at all, you might find easy rock painting ideas for beginners to be more appealing. Beetles, fish, hedgehogs and other cute animals are popular amongst beginners. 

 

DIY Painted Rock Ideas for Home Decor 

  • Quotes on Rocks: Whether you need a quick pick me up or mini doses of positivity all through the day, you can paint rocks with inspirational quotes or short one-liners like ‘You got this’, ‘never give up’, ‘smiles look good on you’ etc. and use those rocks as a paperweight on your desk or as decor pieces so that they are sure to catch your eye. You can use rock painting stencils to perfect your project. 

 

  • Mandala Rock Art: Pebble mandalas mostly feature on lists of rock painting ideas for adults. There are a couple of popular techniques that can be used to make mandalas on rocks. Dot mandalas are a meditative practice and you end up with stunningly colorful pieces that you can place in the garden or on the table/mantelpiece for décor. You can also paint regular mandalas in white paint after painting the rock a base color like charcoal grey, black, blue or other solid shades. 

 

 

Simple Rock Painting Ideas for Kids

Beginners and children can enjoy rock painting activities as well. Zigzag lines, dots, spirals, straight lines, and other geometric shapes work well on pebbles. Kids can create these beautiful designs to display in their art corner or as gifts for adults and teachers. Other easy ideas include making vegetables, Q-tip flowers, etc. Find more interesting DIY painted rock ideas as you browse through our gallery. 

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