It is time once again for Craft Lightning and I am kicking things off with these gnome painted garden rocks. Yep, this week is all about painting rocks. This is one quick and easy craft and can definitely be made in 15 minutes or less. You can also scroll down to the bottom of this post to see more painted rock crafts from our blog partners for this series. If you love gnomes, you will definitely want to make a few of these cute gnome rocks for your outdoor decor this summer.
Supplies needed to make these gnome rocks:
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- Rocks (I look for ones that are fairly long and skinny)
- Craft paint in red, white, black, and brown
How to make painted garden rocks to look like gnomes:
Start by adding a hat to the top of your rock. You can paint both sides of your rock during these steps or stick with one side. That is completely up to you. This will require 2 – 3 coats so allow to dry in between coats.
You will then add a beard to your gnome rocks. Just brush the white paint on leaving room for a nose later. You want to see the brush strokes here as they will make the beard look more real. I did two light coats.
Mix a little bit of brown with the white. Then paint the nose in the center. Allow everything to dry before continuing.
Use the wrong side of the paintbrush dipped in white paint to add dots to the hat. Then use a fine paintbrush and black paint to add a smile to your gnome painted garden rocks.
Allow everything to dry then add these around your garden.
You are going to love the whimsical feel of these gnome painted rocks and how great they look around your flowers.
So, get out there and hunt down the perfect rocks for this project.
Because painted garden rocks are a project that the entire family will love to make!
More Painted Rock Ideas
I promised you even more painted garden rocks! Here are the ideas from our blog partners for today. First up is Country Hill Cottage who is sharing how to make these gold leaf rocks that are perfect for fall.
Want to leave rocks as Random Acts of Kindness? Try these motivational painted rocks from 365 Days of Crafts.
Our co-hostess for this week is Carissa from I Love Painted Rocks! She is the perfect one to share her rock painting experience. Her first project is this fish painted rock that is simply adorable.
Want even more ideas for painting rocks? First, try this book on rock painting for beginners. Second, stay tuned as we have more painted garden rocks to come this week!