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Painting Rocks Isn’t Just For Kids, It Also Makes Great Garden Decor

Rocks can be a lot more than pets and tripping hazards, they can actually make for great paint canvases to place in your garden!

Why should kids have all the fun? Give a few stones a splash of paint, then place them in your garden as vibrant color splotches to decorate the soil!

Grab a paintbrush and your favorite drink, put on some music, and enjoy a calming day of rock painting with this fun garden DIY.

Classic ladybugs with a colorful twist.

Put a refined spin on a rock painting classic by making colorful ladybugs out of stone!

Achieve multi-colored dots by using a fun toothpick technique. Simply dip your toothpick into the first color and drop it onto the stone. Then drop a different color into the center while it's still wet, and so on! The paint will naturally form concentric rings, giving you a beautiful multicolored effect.

Words of affirmation, painted to last.

In need of a bit of a pick-me-up? Write happy messages onto stones and place them in your garden! That way, anywhere you walk you'll be reminded that you're special and deserving of happiness. What better craft than that?

A prickly planter without the prick.

If you don't have the greenest of thumbs or simply want a unique decor piece, try making personalized rock-cactus planters!

Find a bowl and fill it with rounded stones, then paint the cactus arrangement of your dreams (one that's impossible to kill, no matter how hard you try)!

A mesmerizing mandala gradient.

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If you want to play with mandala designs and trickier effects, try painting your rock with a mesmerizing dot gradient!

Starting with the very center dot, work your way out, growing bigger and bigger in size, transitioning from one paint color to the next.

Color, pattern, and even more mandalas.

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Once you get the hang of the toothpick technique, the world is truly your oyster. Mix and match colors, patterns, sizes, and designs to create a garden full of eye-catching decor!

What do you think, is it time to treat yourself to a relaxing rock painting day? I promise you that you and your garden deserve it.