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

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 rock painting ideas!

Stone painting has been around for years! 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, 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 try rock painting. Even the beginner can make beautifully painted stones. You just need a few more tips!

Painted Rocks

If you’re just browsing for inspiration, no worries! Save this collection of cute painted rocks and you can reference them any time!Rock Painting Ideas that will inspire you to pick up that paintbrush (or a paint pen) and start creating! Don't be intimidated by all the rocks you see online. These easy ideas are perfect for beginners!

Things to paint on rocks:

Base Coat Ideas

Starting your rock painting project with one of these base coat ideas is a great way to give your rock that added wow factor. You can do a solid color or add a fun pattern.Start your project with a simple or extraordinary base coat idea!

Animal painted 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 easy animal paintings are perfect for stone painting. Trust me, they are much easier than they look! The videos will walk you through how to paint each animal with simple tips along the way.

Beach stone painting ideas

These beach painted rocks are great for summer rock painting. From sea shells to beach animals, there is something for everyone. #rockpainting101 #beachrocks #summerCan’t keep your mind away from the waves? Check out these fun beach stone painting ideas.

Flower painted rocks

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!When it comes to easy, flower rock painting is the way to go. There is definitely a flower painting tutorial for every skill level.

Galaxy 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 painted rocks are out of this world! (Oh yeah, that pun was intentional)

Hand Lettering on Painted Rocks

Hand lettering a single word is the best way to learn how to hand letter onto painted rocks. Check out these tips and video tutorial to create kindness rocks or holiday rocks! #handlettering #tips #rockpainting #howtopaintrocks #kindnessrocks #holidayrocks #blessed #peace #paintedrocks #rockpainting101Hand lettering can be very challenging for people. These tips will help you create lettered rocks that are perfect for holidays or kindness rocks.

Heart rock painting ideas

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.These easy heart stone painting ideas are perfect for the beginner.

Holiday Themed Painted Rocks

       Valentine’s Day

Share the love with these fun Valentine’s Day painted rocks.

       St. Patrick’s Day

Create fun St Patricks Day painted rocks that are perfect for hiding, giving, or decorating this March.These rock art ideas are a colorful way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.


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.

       Mother’s Day

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!


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!


Christmas 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!

Mandala Painted Rocks

Learning how to draw mandala rocks can be daunting. But these tips will help you create beautifully painted rocks, regardless of your skill level. #rockpainting101Mandala rocks may seem very intimidating. But these tips and tricks will have you painting them with ease.

Optical Illusions on Rocks

how to make optical illusions ON ROCKS. Rock painting ideas for beginners. #rockpainting101These funky looking rocks may seem super complicated. But when you watch the optical illusion video tutorials, you’ll see that they are perfect for beginners.

Pour Painting on Rocks

Pour painting on rocks is lots of fun and you never get the same rock twice. These tips and tricks will have you pouring like a pro.

Rainbow rock painting ideas

These 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 #rockpainting101Add the colors of the rainbow to your painted rocks. Rainbows make amazing backgrounds, give your kindness rocks a pop, and always make people smile.

Seasonal Painted Rocks


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!


Spring rock painting ideas. Simple painted rock ideas that are perfect for spring crafting, hiding, gifting, and decorating!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 easy summer themed rocks are perfect for beginners. From rock hunting to gifting, these stone painting ideas are sure to brighten anyone's day!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!


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.

How to paint rocks

Mandala’s have you intimidated? Is that straight line making you frustrated? Check out our tips on how to paint rocks!

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 rock art guide.

Rock Painting Supplies

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

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Rock Painting 101

Thanks for stopping by Rock Painting 101! If you still haven’t found that perfect rock painting idea, check out one of my favorites!

If you are painting with children, you’ll love these rock painting ideas for kids!

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