16 Beautiful Painted Rock Projects: Art in Your Pocket

I’ve been seeing painted rocks popping up throughout blogland lately and for good reason. They are an irresistible piece of traveling art. There is something relaxing about painting a beautiful smooth stone in the palm of your hand. The kids will love it too! Here are 25 inspiring rock painting projects from talented artists. They will make you want to run out and hunt for stones…
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  • Lovely Ladybugs 1 of 16
    Lovely Ladybugs
    What little one wouldn't want a little rock ladybug in their pocket?
    Get the scoop at Martha Stewart.
  • So Many Owls 2 of 16
    So Many Owls
    Whooooo wants to paint owl rocks?
    Get the scoop at Lori-Lee Thomas.
  • Rock Dominoes 3 of 16
    Rock Dominoes
    Smooth, flat stones aren't just for skipping.
    Get the scoop at Martha Stewart.
  • Graphic Beauties 4 of 16
    Graphic Beauties
    I love that you can see the natural beauty of the stones through the design.
    Get the scoop at Ashes and Milk.
  • ABC’s 5 of 16
    ABC's
    This rock alphabet would get a lot of play at our house.
    Get the scoop at Bargain Hoot.
  • Fox Rocks 6 of 16
    Fox Rocks
    This curled up fox belongs on my desk.
    Get the scoop at Lori-Lee Thomas/a>.
  • Garden Markers 7 of 16
    Garden Markers
  • Rock On Table 8 of 16
    Rock On Table
    Use painted rocks for your next party as table numbers.
    Get the scoop at Real Simple.
  • Good Eggs 9 of 16
    Good Eggs
    Wow. I want a basket of Easter egg rocks.
    Get the scoop at Our Wild Corner.
  • Mouse House 10 of 16
    Mouse House
    My grandmother made house stones like this when I was little. They look awesome in a garden.
    Get the scoop at Eugenia LaBar Flickr Stream.
  • Stone Dolls 11 of 16
    Stone Dolls
    There is something so soothing about these Russian doll rocks.
    Get the scoop at Maya*Made.
  • Penguins 12 of 16
    Penguins
    You would have to have a heart of stone (ha) not to love these.
    Get the scoop at Eugenia LaBar Flickr Stream.
  • Village 13 of 16
    Village
    Find a boatload of rock painting inspiration including this fishing village.
    Get the scoop at Yay Me.
  • Pebble Fawn 14 of 16
    Pebble Fawn
    This tiny masterpiece is part of a collection of itty bitty animals for sale.
    Get the scoop at RockArtiste.
  • A Fine Touch 15 of 16
    A Fine Touch
    Unwind at the end of the day by painting a floral paperweight.
    Get the scoop at Geninne's Art Blog.
  • Bollyrock 16 of 16
    Bollyrock
    Loving these colorful Indian-influenced treasures.
    Get the scoop at Adrifza's Flickr Photostream.

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