We are finally getting around to planting our flowers and vegetable garden this year. As we try to get the soil tilled, it seems like there are more rocks than dirt in the ground! I happened to complain about it to my next door neighbor, who told me our houses are built on top of an old river bed. That explains a lot! The silver lining on our rock cloud is that the smooth stones are perfect for this painted rock garden markers craft I recently pinned on Pinterest.
Aren’t these such a fun and colorful way to mark your plants? They are simple to make and I think would be a great DIY gift for anyone with a garden. I have made garden signs for our vegetables, but it is just as easy to make these for your flower garden too. If you want to paint rocks but can’t find any good ones lying around your yard, feel free to stop by mine and pick some up. I have plenty to go around.
- Rocks (washed free from dirt and dried completely)
- Outdoor Acrylic Paint (try DecoArt Patio Paint or MultiSurface)
- Small Paintbrushes (I used watercolor brushes)
- Foam Paintbrushes (I used 1 inch foam brushes)
- Black Paint Pen or Sharpie Marker
- Clear Acrylic Sealer Spray (I used Modge Podge Matte spray)
1. Use a foam brush to apply a coat of outdoor acrylic paint to the rock. I only painted the parts you can see, leaving the bottom unpainted. Allow paint to dry completely. Apply a second coat of paint and allow to dry completely.
2. Use the tip of a small paintbrush to add dots or other decorative details. Allow paint to dry completely.
3. Use a black paint pen or Sharpie marker to add the name of the vegetable, flower or herb to the rock. Allow to dry so the letters don’t run. Tip: Make sure that there is enough room on the rock to write the plant name. You don’t want to run out of writing space.
4. Spray the painted rock surface with Clear Acrylic Sealer Spray. Repeat this step 2 to 3 times, allowing the rock to dry at least 15 minutes in between coats.
I just set my painted rock garden markers out with my newly planted herbs and veggies, so we will see how they hold up this summer.
Looking for more fun Pinterest Remakes? Check out a few of my favorite blogs:
- How to Distress a Flower Pot by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Inspire Creative Play with an Easy Mask Craft for Kids by Our Family World
- DIY Project Using Old Window Frames by Simply Southern Mom
- Easy Succulent Centerpiece by Upstate Ramblings
- No Churn Minion Ice Cream by Homemaking Hacks
- DIY Oriole Bird Feeder by My So Called Balanced Life
- Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies by LW Vogue
- DIY Jewelry Organizer by How Was Your Day?
- Banana Pudding Eclair Cake – No Bake Easy Dessert by Sweep Tight
- Grilled Chicken Fajitas Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice by Oh So Savvy Mom
- Sand Pudding Cups by Better in Bulk
Do you have a garden? What are you planting this year? Let me know in the comments. Please share this Garden Craft with your friends.