Canada Rocks

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For Canada Day this year I painted some Canadian flag rocks. Some will be hidden when we go for our daycations and of course some will take a prominent place in the garden.

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I made a small template of a maple leaf to trace onto some rocks that were painted white. And then added red stripes on each side of the rock.

how to paint Canada flag rocks at craftygardener.ca

Steps in rock painting:

  • clean the rocks
  • paint each side of the rock, (this is my choice but not necessary), sometimes the natural rock is really pretty
  • let dry thoroughly before turning over
  • add your details, let dry
  • add a Mod Podge gloss layer, (again this is my personal choice), let dry before doing the other side
  • you can add a second Mod Podge gloss layer if you wish
  • let dry
  • spray with a fixative, sealant, or a varnish
  • let dry completely before turning over, the longer you let it dry the better the finish will be

Another painted Canadian flag I made a long time ago used 3 flat pieces of rock.

how to paint Canada flag rocks at craftygardener.ca

Your flag size is only limited by the size of the stones you use.  How about using three patio stones? or a lot of little ones.

how to paint Canada flag rocks at craftygardener.ca

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I also updated my version of a trillium rock, and added the word Ontario to it. The original ones were painted to take on a trip to Victoria, British Columbia and hide.

making a Canadian spoon chime at craftygardener.ca

Another Canadian project I finished off in time to display on Canada Day was a spoon chime made with all the souvenir spoons I have from across Canada.

Make a bit of Canadian flag whimsy by following these directions.

I hide lots of my rocks. They are for you to keep or rehide. You can even take a photo and share it with me or the Facebook group mentioned on the back of the rock. Please sign here or use the contact form if you see/find/keep/rehide one of them. Thanks in advance. I love knowing if my rocks are found and where they end up.

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Be sure to have a look at my rock projects and see all the other types of rocks I’ve painted.

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Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends.

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11 Responses

    • Crafty Gardener

      Hi Marie, so glad you stopped by for a visit. I popped over to your site, saw your link party, but too late for this week, so will join next time. Happy Canada Day.

  1. Rebecca Payne

    I love your creativity with rocks. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Margie

    Love the puny post title! The maple and trillium rocks look great and would definitely catch people’s eyes.

  3. Jenna

    Your rocks are wonderful! I have a friend who paints and hides rocks around her town, and the finders get so excited when they discover one!

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