Materials Needed

  • smooth rocks and/or pavers
  • outdoor craft paint in assorted colors
  • small paintbrush and/or dabber
  • colorful glass discs, tiles
  • all-weather adhesive
  • stencils (optional)
  • fixative (optional)

Step 1: Prepare the Rock

Clean rock, removing dirt, sand and loose particles. Dry. Plan and sketch out your decorating scheme or artwork. Apply a base coat (optional).

Step 2: Paint the Rock

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Paint the designs you have in mind — like names of plants — either freehand or using stencils. Paint abstract designs and other decorations. Allow to dry.

Step 3: Add Embellishments

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Add decorative touches by gluing colorful glass marbles or tiles onto the rock following the directions on the adhesive package. If advised, work in a well-ventilated area.

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