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Rock Crafts

Updated on September 8, 2014

Crafting with Rocks

Rocks provide an inexpensive material for crafting. Rock crafts can be made with rocks and stones that often can be found for free. And you can't beat free!

Smooth river rocks or a nice pebble or two can be picked up here or there while you're out on a walk. Of course, if you want to go crazy with rock craft projects, you can seek out more special rocks that are just right for your rock crafts.

Some common rock craft projects include painted rock crafts that are made into paperweights and magnets. This photo shows drawer pulls made from Lake Superior river rocks.

Photo credit: Naturally Unique Rock.

Rock Crafts for Sale on Etsy - Click a small image to enlarge it. Links to all of these rock crafts are provided after the photos.

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Bud vase made from rock by Naturallyuniquerock.Rain gauge with rock base made by Naturallyuniquerock.Crocheted flower lace stone by Monicaj.Painted lace stone by BelleSong.Some of BelleSong's natural stone painted with lace designs.Stone buttons by StoneHood on Etsy.Stone pendants by StoneHood on Etsy.
Bud vase made from rock by Naturallyuniquerock.
Bud vase made from rock by Naturallyuniquerock.
Rain gauge with rock base made by Naturallyuniquerock.
Rain gauge with rock base made by Naturallyuniquerock.
Crocheted flower lace stone by Monicaj.
Crocheted flower lace stone by Monicaj.
Painted lace stone by BelleSong.
Painted lace stone by BelleSong.
Some of BelleSong's natural stone painted with lace designs.
Some of BelleSong's natural stone painted with lace designs.
Stone buttons by StoneHood on Etsy.
Stone buttons by StoneHood on Etsy.
Stone pendants by StoneHood on Etsy.
Stone pendants by StoneHood on Etsy.

Rock Tumblers Turn Rocks Into Treasures

Lortone 3A Single Barrel Tumbler
Lortone 3A Single Barrel Tumbler

Turn those lumps of rocks into treasures with a rotary tumbler. This machine is also great for sea glass or minerals that you want to polish.

It's also great for polishing silver and other metal components as well as for polishing jewelry.

 

Paint rocks with

Glow in the Dark Paint

and line a walkway.

At night the rocks glow!

Rock Crafts by Martha Stewart - Click a small image to enlarge it. See the links below for instructions on making these rock craft projects.

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Make dominoes with flat smooth rocks and some paint. All images courtesy of MarthaStewart.com.Pig magnet made with, you guessed it, rocks.Paint a rock turtle.Dog rock doorstop.Helpful tips for making Martha Stewart's rock craft projects.
Make dominoes with flat smooth rocks and some paint. All images courtesy of MarthaStewart.com.
Make dominoes with flat smooth rocks and some paint. All images courtesy of MarthaStewart.com.
Pig magnet made with, you guessed it, rocks.
Pig magnet made with, you guessed it, rocks.
Paint a rock turtle.
Paint a rock turtle.
Dog rock doorstop.
Dog rock doorstop.
Helpful tips for making Martha Stewart's rock craft projects.
Helpful tips for making Martha Stewart's rock craft projects.

Links to Martha Stewart's Rock Crafts Projects

Count on Martha to offer lots of rock crafts for you and the kids to make.

Rock Painting Is Fun

Check my articles for some basics on Rock Painting and Halloween Rock Painting.

Rock Painting - Rocks I've Painted

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Paisley Lady BugLady BugSunny day
Paisley Lady Bug
Paisley Lady Bug
Lady Bug
Lady Bug
Sunny day
Sunny day

Rock Painting by Lin Wellford

Painting Houses, Cottages and Towns on Rocks
Painting Houses, Cottages and Towns on Rocks

Choose one of Lin Wellford's books on how to paint on rocks for hours of fun!

 

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    • AcornOakForest profile image

      Monica Lobenstein 

      4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      There are some beautiful projects here. I love the natural beauty of stones.

    • jdwheeler profile image

      jdwheeler 

      6 years ago

      The glowing rock walkway is a great idea! Gonna have to try that one!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I'm a rock collector, and I love your craft ideas. I never thought of turning rocks into knobs before. Cute ideas on this lens. :)

    • AcornOakForest profile image

      Monica Lobenstein 

      6 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      I love rock crafts! Thanks for putting together these ideas.

    • BuddyBink profile image

      BuddyBink 

      6 years ago

      I like to collect interesting rocks. It does not matter size or value, it just has to be interesting. I do like the flat rock dominoes in the image above.

    • Gypzeerose profile image

      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      I have become fascinated by rocks recently - started writing some squidoo lenses, making my own rock garden. Now I can add the rock crafts. My sister used to live right by that sight in Sedona - she could see that out of her window. Angel Blessed!

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Your painted ladybug rocks are so cute.....also the drawer pulls are really cool!

    • gottaloveit2 profile image

      gottaloveit2 

      6 years ago

      Very cute lens. I've always loved your lady bug rock paintings. Blessed!

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      poutine 

      6 years ago

      Love the idea of the domino pieces on rocks.

    • marianne sequeira profile image

      marianne sequeira 

      6 years ago

      beautiful ideas ... love the lens

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Great Lens !

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I do like rock crafts, art to me indeed, earned a 'thumbs up' from me too.

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      jebozid 

      7 years ago

      This rocked. Literally. :)

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      anilsaini 

      7 years ago

      another nice lens

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