Paint stones: 40 ideas for original crafts with stones

Wondering what skills and knowledge you need to paint stones? Above all, you should feel like it! And you need stones. It's best to collect it yourself on a riverbank or on the beach during your sea vacation. Every single stone always has its own character. Stones have undiscovered beauty that usually never and never repeats.

Get ready for a true artistic process

To paint stones artistically, you need the right attitude. You should perceive this action as something amusing and beautiful.

Paint stones and use them as an original garden decoration

Stones painted colored flower pattern crafting with stones

Paint colorful little birds on white stones

Stones painted colorful birds painted stones




preparation

First you have to clean the stones carefully. Every dirt has to go. The stone surface must be as smooth as possible. You should already have this in mind when choosing the stones.

Paint mandala stones in white

Stones painted white motifs Mandalas painted stones

Note the stone shape and paint a suitable motif on it

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Matching colors

For painting the stones are above all oil and acrylic in question. For their fixation you need a special spray. Clear nail polish would be a very good alternative here.

Wide color spectrum

Stones painted colorful stripes Yin and Yang painted stones

Decorate or transform into "living things"

Two are the usual approaches to painting the stones. You can decorate them or "breathe" them. In the first case, apply a suitable background and then you can apply various decorative shapes on it. A typical example is the attachment of geometric shapes such as triangles or squares. They can then be filled with various little pieces and other colored decoration.

A brightly painted cat

Stones painted colorful cat crafts with stones

Some artists are inspired by the natural shapes of the stones and turn them into real works of art. They often discover the figure of lying animals. Sleeping cats or small fish are the frequently used motifs. With the help of painting or other decoration techniques they make small replicas of these creatures.

Beetle with blue and white stripes

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Use of painted stones in interior and garden decoration

The painted stones can be widely used in both interior and garden design. Indoors, we would recommend them as a table decoration. You can use it to fill glass vases or decorative bowls. In addition, they can be distributed in the flowerpots on the earth.

Mandala Stone as a creative decoration in the garden

Painting stones mandala lotus tinkering with stones

Painted stones can also be used in the garden. Distribute these as interesting accents on your garden paths. Again, they can decorate flower pots and decorate various pieces of furniture.

You must be aware that the color will fall off faster under the influence of the outside conditions.

Huge ladybugs in the entrance area

Paint Stones Ladybug Garden Decoration Crafting with stones

Paint stones with children

You can paint stones together with your children. Besides, they could play with it. However, small stones are not very suitable for toddlers because they may swallow them or put them in their mouths. Do not let them go unobserved.

Paint all letters on pebbles - This is how the little ones learn the alphabet much easier

Stones painted alphabet tinkering with stones

Simple motifs in black

Stones painted black motifs flowers and letters painted stones

Various alternatives for decorating stones

There are different variants that can be considered for decorating stones. If painting is not your thing, then you can decorate them with imprints or decoupage technique. An interesting variant is the vintage decoration technique of stones dar. This used cutouts of old newspapers.

Paint the stones or choose a different technique for your decoration! Do not miss these beautiful DIY projects.

Do you want to paint mandala stones?

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Beautiful motifs in bright shades
Paint stones painted mandala make stones themselves

Choose a color palette that matters to you

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The iconic VW bus

Stones painted on Volkswagen Bus Basteln mit Steinen

Fresh decoration ideas in green

Stones painted green stone decorating with stones

Create a decorative cactus of green painted stones

Stones painted green pebbles Cactus crafts with stones

Create optical illusion - an original deco idea

Stones painted cactus decoration ideas tinkering with stones

Let yourself be inspired by the following examples!

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