Make Painted Rock Garden Markers

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Some of my favourite DIY projects have been the ones where I use salvaged or free materials that I find in my crafty supply stash or even in nature. These DIY painted rock garden markers are a project just like this! We found these river rocks several years ago, and I decided to repurpose them with a little bit of paint and Mod Podge to use them as pretty signs in our garden this year. Come see how I made them and make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for more outdoor painting projects from my blogging friends as part of Outdoor Extravaganza!

Beautiful & easy DIY painted rock garden markers


I’m really happy to be a part of the Outdoor Extravaganza blog hop this year with some of my favourite blogging friends! Please make sure to visit the other fabulous outdoor decor ideas linked below, and come back TOMORROW to be a part of an epic outdoor decorating link party.

Beautiful & easy DIY painted rock garden markers

To make these simple garden markers, start with a clean, dry rock. I found the rocks with the smooth surfaces worked the best for this project. Quickly sketch out what you want to paint onto the surface of the rock with a pencil. You can erase it and re-draw as needed until you’re satisfied. I chose to have a couple of garden sayings on my rocks (“garden” and “grow”). Then I also made a couple to mark where we’ve planted our onions and potatoes so far.

Beautiful & easy DIY painted rock garden markers

Then, paint over the pencil lines with a thin paint brush and some acrylic paint. I really love the look of cream coloured paint on the natural rock colour. It’s so simple and pretty! I also added a few swirls and dots with my brush as embellishment.

Once when the paint is dry, seal the rocks with a coat of Mod Podge. This will help the design stay intact when the markers are placed outside.

Beautiful & easy DIY painted rock garden markers

Beautiful & easy DIY painted rock garden markers

So simple, right?

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Now it’s time to see what my blogging friends have painted for their outdoor spaces this week!

Outdoor Paint Projects

Patio Dining Set Makeover by Craftberry Bush

DIY White Washed Terra Cotta Pots by Setting for Four

Make Painted Rock Garden Markers by The DIY Mommy

Succulents in Weathered Pots by Satori Design for Living

The Perfect Accent to my Front Porch by City Farmhouse

Make sure to visit all of these fabulous DIY projects, and don’t forget to pop by tomorrow to link up YOUR outdoor DIY project here for all to see! Happy crafting!


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