Crafts & DIY
Six nifty craft ideas to make with rocks that only take a few minutes to complete
These look almost too easy. I'm trying numbers 5 and 6 right now.
Laura Shallcross
07.28.21

Whether you’ve got kids or not, getting creative with stones is always a recipe for fun.

And now the weather’s nice, we can enjoy the activities that bring us a little closer to nature, even if you don’t get any further than your backyard.

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There’s actually such thing as outdoor ecotherapy today – where people pay to do outdoor activities that promote mindfulness. Why pay when you could grab some pebbles from your own garden and enjoy the mental health benefits of nature right where you are?

Read on for six unique stone craft ideas that you’ve probably never thought of before.

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1. Pebble Doormat

You’ll need some white pebbles and a car mat for this one. Wash the pebbles with your garden hose, then lay the mat on a flat surface.

Squeeze silicone sealant onto the bottom of your first pebble, then press it into the corner of the mat. Repeat until you’ve covered the entire surface area of the mat with stones. You now have a beautiful doormat to use in front of your home’s entrances.

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2. Spare Key Holder

For this crafty project, you’ll need brown pebbles and an empty cylindrical bottle, such as a travel-sized shampoo bottle. Glue the lid of the bottle and stick a pebble on top.

Put your spare key inside the bottle and close the lid. Press the bottle into soil or ground near your front door, with the pebble pointing up. You’d never know that it was hiding a bottle beneath the earth – just don’t forget where you’ve placed it!

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3. Pebble People Tea Light Decoration

You’ll need grey pebbles of different sizes for this one. Lay a large, flat pebble on a surface, then glue the underside of a smaller pebble and stick it onto the flat pebble. Repeat with another smaller pebble.

Time to get creative! Use a white paint pen and black marker to draw eyes onto your pebbles. Then place a smaller, flat stone in front of your original pebble design and place a tea light on top. It looks like the pebble people are sitting around their own little bonfire.

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4. Pebble Photo Holder

For this project, you’ll need cream-colored stones and a wire. Take a stone and bend the wire around it, wrapping it at least twice. Then twist the wire to hold the stone in place.

Loop the top of the wire twice around your finger to create a circular design. Then repeat with one or two other stones. Place the stones on a flat surface with the wires pointing up and slot photographs into the circular wire at the top.

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5. Pebble Teapot Holder

This project requires a handful of small brown pebbles and a piece of black cloth, cut into a circle. Glue the undersides of the pebbles and stick them to the cloth, covering its entire surface area.

Place the pebble-covered cloth onto a flat surface, then fill a teapot and place it onto the stones. You now have a safe, pretty teapot holder that’ll prevent heat damage to your wooden surfaces.

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6. Cactus Stones

For this final project, you’ll need white stones of various sizes and some green paint. Paint one stone entirely with green paint, then use a white paint pen to draw cross markings on the surface. Repeat with two more stones.

Fill a small pot with sand or soil and place the stones into the pot. They look like adorable cartoon cacti.

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Inspired by these projects? Check out the full video to see each craft in action!

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By Laura Shallcross
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Laura Shallcross is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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