Rock Painting Ideas that will inspire you to pick up that paintbrush (or paint pen) and start creating! Don’t be intimidated by all the rocks you see online. These easy ideas are perfect for beginners!These rock painting ideas are sure to inspire!

Rock Painting Ideas

At Rock Painting 101, we LOVE to paint rocks.  I mean LOVE. But sometimes you see all the rock painting ideas floating around Instagram and Pinterest and think “I could never do that…”

We’re here to help you create beautiful rocks that you will love! So let’s get inspired with some easy stone painting ideas!

I started painting rocks with my kids. As we painted more and more, I realized that I enjoyed it just as much (if not more) than my kiddos did.

When I started looking for inspiration, so much of it was so advanced that I started to feel overwhelmed. I consider myself a very creative and artistic person, so if I was overwhelmed…so were a lot of others.

So I started to share my ideas in a Facebook group. Then I added a Facebook page. Now I have this little corner of the internet.

I hope that you poke around and get inspired to create. Even the beginner can make beautifully painted rocks. You just need a few more tips!

Seasonal Painted Rocks 

Spring rock painting ideas. Simple painted rock ideas that are perfect for spring crafting, hiding, gifting, and decorating!Spring is one of my favorite seasons. I love the flowers popping up, nature coming back to life, and the Easter holiday.

When it comes to spring rocks, you’ll find a lot of flowers, butterflies, pastel colors, and plenty of happiness. Bring in the newness of spring with these fun stone painting ideas.

These Winter rock painting ideas you can create while the weather is cold and you're bundled up inside. Use them to decorate, give as gifts, or hide in your city. #rockpainting101Winter rock painting is perfect for capturing all the snow wonder of this cold and beautiful season. Learn how to paint snowflakes and wintery landscapes!

These fall rock painting ideas are perfect for hiding around town, decorating your holiday table, or giving as a gift. #fall #autumn #rockpainting #stonepainting #paintedrocks #howtopaintrocks #rockpainting101Fall is my favorite season. Pumpkins, apples, and acorns. Plus Halloween and Thanksgiving!! Check out all the fun we’re having painting fall rocks.

These easy summer themed rocks are perfect for beginners. From rock hunting to gifting, these stone painting ideas are sure to brighten anyone's day!Bring on the summer themed rocks. Summertime is when the rock hunting trend really takes off. Kids are home from school and ready to do something creative and outdoors.

If you’re ready to enjoy some sunshine, bright colors, and water fun, then you’ll love this collection of summer rock painting ideas!


Animal Rocks

Animal rocks are fun to paint. From adorable bunnies to fun owls, this ever-growing list of animal painted rocks is sure to inspire. Learn how to paint animals on rocks with these step by step video tutorials.These adorable animal rocks are much easier than they look! The videos will walk you through how to paint each animal with simple tips along the way. These rock painting ideas are some of our most popular!

Unicorn rocks that are perfect for beginners. Learn how to paint unicorns with this collection of rock painting ideas!Looking for something a bit more magical? Check out these amazing unicorn painted rocks.

Rainbow Rock TutorialsThese rainbow rock painting ideas are perfect for brightening up someone's day! Each rainbow has a tutorial and is perfect for beginners. #rainbow #rocks #stones #rockpainting #paintedrocks #rockpainting101

Add the colors of the rainbow to your painted rocks. Rainbows make amazing backgrounds, give your kindness rocks a pop, and always make people smile.

These tutorials will help you master painting rainbows onto your rocks.

Optical Illusions on Rocks

how to make optical illusions ON ROCKS. Rock painting ideas for beginners. #rockpainting101This funky looking rocks may seem super complicated. But when you watch these optical illusion video tutorials, you’ll see that they are perfect for beginners.

Flower Rock Ideas

Flower rocks that are bright, colorful, easy to create, and fun! Check out this collection of easy flower painting ideas that will make beautifully painted rocks!We love painting flower rocks. From realistic blooming trees (that are super simple to create) to happy smiling flowers, there is a tutorial here for every beginner!

Create beautiful cactus rocks that are perfect for hiding, gifting, or decorating. Get inspired with this collection of from rock cactus to painting a cactus onto a rock, you'll find some inspiration in this collection or stone painting ideas. #cactusrocks #cacti #rockcactus #howtopaintacacti #pottedrocks #rockpaintingideas #stonepaintingideas #rockpainting101This collection of cactus rocks is perfect for beginners. From potted rock cacti to amazing abstract ideas. You’ll find some inspiration for your next stone painting project.

Heart Rocks

Heart rocks make lovely painted rocks. You can incorporate so many different techniques that there is a style that's perfect for any skill level. This collection will inspire you to pick up your paint pen (or brush) and create some beautiful rocks.We LOVE heart rocks! And they can be for more than just Valentine’s day. These rock painting ideas will put a smile on someone’s face any day of the year!

Galaxy and Space Rocks

Have you ever just stopped and looked up at the night sky and stood in awe of the beauty? This is what these galaxy rocks are all about. They're a small glimpse into the vast darkness and abundance of space, and they can easily be recreated by you at home! These galaxy rock painting ideas are out of this world! Pun intended. 

Zendangle Rocks

Zendangle rock painting ideas are perfect for beginners. This style of rock is perfect for those that aren't great at painting more complex designs. Plus they are loads of fun to create #zendangle #rocks #dangles #rockpainting #stonepainting #kindnessrocks #howtozendangle #rockpainting101Zendangles are perfect for beginners. They are fun to create and there is really no wrong way to paint them! Get inspired with this collection of dangle rocks!

Holiday Rocks

Get inspired by these fun Mother's day rock painting ideas. These mother's day crafts are the perfect gift for mom! #rockpainting101Put a smile on Mom’s face with these lovely Mother’s Day rock painting ideas!

Get inspired by these amazing Easter painted rocks. Find an Easter craft tutorial that's perfect for you! Maybe even host an Easter Rock Hunt! #rockpainting101From adorable bunnies to colorful eggs. This collection of Easter Rock painting ideas perfect for an Easter rock hunt.

Halloween rock painting ideas. Create fun Halloween painted rocks from fun mummies to friendly monsters. There is a fun stone painting idea for any skill level. Check out the candy painted rocks. They're adorable! #halloween #rockpaintingideas #monsters #mummy #candy #stonepainting #rockpainting101Monsters, witches, candy trick-or-treaters, and loads more! Check out these fun Halloween rock painting ideas!

These fun Thanksgiving painted rocks are perfect for giving, decorating your dinner table, or to use as place card holder. Which will you create first? #thanksgiving #rockpainting #paintedrocks #thanksgivingcrafts #holidaytabledecor #thanksgivingactivities #rockpainting101There is so much to be thankful for this year! Get inspired by these Thanksgiving rock painting ideas!

These Christmas Painted Rocks are perfect for celebrating and gifting this holiday season. From fun Christmas trees to holiday unicorns, there is a tutorial for every skill level! #Christmaspaintedrocks #christmasrockpainting #holidayrockpainting #stonepainting #stockingstuffers #christmascraft #holidayart #rockpaintingtutorials #rockpainting101Christmas is one of our favorite holidays. And there are so many fun reasons to paint rocks. This collection of Christmas painted rocks will inspire you to create the perfect rock this holiday season!


How to paint rocks

Mandala’s have you intimidated? Is that straight line making you frustrated? Check out these fun and easy tutorials!

Learn how to paint rocks with the answers to the top 5 most asked questions by rock painting beginners. From where I buy rocks to what I use to finish them.There are lots of rock painting questions out there. I answer the 5 that get asked the most by newbies in this guide.

Rock Painting Supplies

There are loads of amazing rock painting supplies. Which paints are my favorite? Where do you find the cheapest rocks? Check out all of my recommendations here!

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Rock Painting 101

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