Decoupage Rocks

Categories: Crafty's Projects, Nature Crafts, and Whimsy.


The latest project I’m working on is decoupage rocks. I did a lot of rock painting which was lots of fun but I wanted to change it up a little bit.

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decoupaged rocks

My inspiration for this craft came from my mother in law many years ago when she gave us some rocks she had decoupaged. She was a crafter just like me. Unfortunately after about 35 years the flowers on this rock are starting to wear away. I keep it on my desk and use it as a paper weight.

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the inspiration rock

You need flat rocks, paint, mod podge, pictures from magazine or cut out from old cards (not too thick), paint brush and patience. All crafts require patience – to find the right photo and to let things dry before moving on.

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starting a decoupage rock

I purchase Mod Podge at Dollartree. It comes in matte or gloss finish. I checked prices elsewhere and you can buy 4 containers at Dollartree which gives you the same amount as at the big superstore for half the price.

First you find a photo you want to use (magazine, old card) and carefully cut it out. Choose a complimentary colour and paint both sides of the rock. I like to do both sides just to give it a finished off look. Sometimes you need two coats of paint on the top of the rock. This is where the patience comes into play. Be sure it is totally dry before moving on to the next step.

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After the paint is dry, add some Mod Podge to the back of your image and spread it around. Then place it on the rock and smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles by using the paint brush. Let it dry. Add more Mod Podge right overtop of the image and spread it all around. Do worry, it will dry clear. let cure overnight and then I added a sealing layer so it would last a long time.

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I was working on four rocks at the same time … one with a garden saying, one a simple black and white butterfly, another with a monarch butterfly and a smaller one with a goldfinch. These rocks all fit into the palm of your had but you could do bigger sizes as well. You are only limited by your own imagination.

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decoupaged rocks

Decoupaged rocks would make nice little gifts which could be personalized, or would be great to leave in various places for other to find, as I did with my trillium rocks

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Nature crafts – using shells, rocks, driftwood, sea glass, pinecones

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  1. Mother of 3

    What a great idea! My kids would probably enjoy this so much more than trying to paint designs on the rocks. Pinned.

  2. What a fun idea! I’ve seen people painting on rocks, but my painting skills are non-existent. This offers a way to make beautiful rocks even if you have no painting skills. Well done! Great post!

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