Sweet and Simple Painted Rocks

Make these sweet and simple painted rocks to add to your Summer home decor.

Sweet and Simple Painted Rocks

With starting a new job it’s been a while since I’ve taken time to craft, so when the opportunity came up to participate in the Craft Lightning Painted Rocks series I jumped at the chance. Surely I could find 15 minutes to be creative. Well, it just so happens that this quick 15 minute craft project got me back in the crafting spirit and now I can’t stop. I’m sharing how to make these sweet and simple painted rocks that are perfect to add to your Spring and Summer home decor. Now I want to paint rocks for every holiday and season. Let’s get started!

Painted Rocks flowering plants

Painted Rocks supplies needed:

rocks (you’ll want them to be pretty smooth and have a flat surface area)

paint brushes (thin ones)

sponge brush (to paint the rock surface)

paint (selection of colors) I use DecoArt

tool to make dots or toothpick

sketches or an idea of what you want to paint

Painted Rocks supplies

Start by painting the rocks white. I used 2 coats of paint and let them dry thoroughly between each coat and before painting on them. The 15 minutes doesn’t take in the drying time. 

Painted Rocks white

As you can probably tell by the pictures I’m a little rusty when it comes to painting but I’m still pleased with how they turned out. I think my pencil sketches are much better than the painted version. For this first rock, paint the stems using a thin paint brush. For really thin lines I’ve also used a toothpick instead of a paint brush. You can also draw the design on with a pencil before you start painting. Or just wing it like I did!

Painted Rocks stems

Use the dot tool to create the dots for the flowers. You can also use a toothpick. It works just as well. 

Painted Rocks purple flowers

I used a lighter green for these stems. I started out just outlining the leaves but then decided to paint the inside.

Painted Rocks leaves

I like the inside painted so much better. The inside is the same darker green used with the other flowers. 

Painted Rocks greenery

I might have cheated a little on these vases. Use a black sharpie to draw the vases if your painting skills still need a little work like mine. Aren’t they cute though? 

Painted Rocks vases

These rocks can all be painted in 15 minutes because they’re so simple. I really love the simplicity of them. 

Painted Rocks vases and plants

These are the sketches I made before painting on the rocks. Like I said my sketches are a little better. I obviously need to paint more but I’m still happy with how they turned out.

Painted Rocks and sketches

How cute is this little display? Are you ready to try your hand at rock painting? Click on the Craft Lightning button below to see other rock painting ideas. There are so many fun and creative ideas!

Painted Rocks display

Enjoy these quick 15 minute craft ideas!

 

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