Top 10 Best Ways to Paint Pebbles

Each and every day I walk my dog, Alfie. But last weekend just gone (for a bit of a treat) I decided to take him for a walk along the beach. He played fetch, went into the water (despite the biting cold) and generally had loads of fun. But he also found something! When he couldn’t find his ball (because he was stood on it) he picked up a pebble and dropped by my feet. But it wasn’t the stupidity of the “standing on the ball so he can’t find it” that surprised me because he always does it! It was the fact that the pebble was heart shaped! I thought it was amazing and decided to take it home and paint it red. But when looking for the best way to paint my pebble I came across something rather amazing…


Top 10 Best Ways to Paint Pebbles


Sea Creatures painted onto pebbles
Sea Creatures painted onto pebbles

10 – Have you got crabs?!?

NEVER….underestimate the pure power of stick-on googly eyes. No matter what you place them on it brings it to life, but stick them onto a sea creature that has been painted onto a rock and you have something that could bring a smile to even the saddest of faces!

Owls painted onto pebbles
Owls painted onto pebbles

9 – Who gives a hoot about these!?!

If I thought that for one second I could do half as good a job as this person has done I would so have a go at making these! But sadly unless it was a stick person owl I wouldn’t have a hope. So instead I will just say how amazing I think these are and move on.

Monsters painted onto pebbles
Monsters painted onto pebbles

8 – Pebbles, Inc

What did I tell you about the wobbly eyes! And when it comes to these rather amazing monsters that have been painted onto pebbles, it just brings them to life and these just look so much fun to make it is ridiculous! Might have to make a few for myself!

Pebble painted as a bee
Pebble painted as a bee

7 – I don’t ask much from you, but please just bee my rock!

WIN! What more is there to say about a pebble that has been painted rather skilfully to be made to look like a bumble bee!

pebble dominoes
pebble dominoes

6 – Life before Nintendo!

When you tell the little ones all the great games (much like the dominoes pictured here) that you used to play as a kid they look at you like you are mad! Well here is a news flash for them, so people actually had fun painting pebbles to look like dominoes and then playing with them! Crazy days indeed.

wish pebbles
wish pebbles

5 – Make your dreams come true!

Wish pebbles are the perfect little keepsakes, each one carries a good wish to the birthday or birth of a girl/boy and is normally things they might need for now and the future. So a great thing to give and show you care and all because you painted a pebble!

Painted Pebbles made to look like mushrooms
Painted Pebbles made to look like mushrooms

4 – Whoever made this sure is a fungi to be with! …TAXI!

These simply painted rocks are instantly transformed into mushrooms when you place 2 pebbles one on top the other! A lick of paint and you have something that is perfect for a garden or maybe just something nice to put in the window as it is sure to be a great talking point.

Pebbles painted as ladybirds
Pebbles painted as ladybirds

3 – Ladybird, Ladybird fly away home!

Before I say this I’d just like to say that I am still the same 100% Alpha male, family loving guy you have all come to know, but….I kind of like ladybirds! And if ever there is something cool to make with pebbles then it has to be this. Simple and quite, quite beautiful.

Pebbles made into feet
Pebbles made into feet

2 – I seem to have a pebble in my shoe!

There is nothing more annoying than a small stone in your shoe as you walk along, OUCH! But pebbles that have been painted in a glue/varnish solution then attached to a piece of wood and arranged to look like feet is anything but annoying, and, in fact, it is quite amazing! Simple design, but one of the best things you will ever see made with them.

Pebbles painted to look like strawberries
Pebbles painted to look like strawberries

1 – Strawberry Fields Forever

This was my absolute favourite way I have ever seen anyone paint pebbles. Not only would it not be that hard to copy but in a strange kind of a way it also makes sense as if the best way to paint these pebbles was to do it as strawberries! Absolutely stunning.

167 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Ways to Paint Pebbles”

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  2. I made some ladybug pebbles today, but I wish I was better at paining as they looked more like squashed bugs.

  3. I love the feet! These are amazing. I got some new ideas. My daughter will love this. Thanks for sharing.

  4. We already have painted Ladybug pebbles which my then 6 year old daughter painted. Those strawberries ones look fabulous though and I’m hoping I can talk my now 15 year old into painting those! Thanks for sharing the idea.

  5. What a great thing to do. You see you are a nice person despite what they say about you! *LOL* (Just kidding no-one has said anything other than nice things)

  6. Love the feet too! What I like is that the toes are different colors while the foot on each is grey. The word rocks are also great, I gave one to a friend after her mother died that had Spirit engraved. I told her she will always have her Mom with her no matter what.

  7. How embarrassing! The typo hurts. But that happens when a German lass tries to write English. However, the 2nd typo was intended… I just wanted to be funny. Yeah, well done. Everyone wants to stone me with painted pebbles now. 😉

  8. very cool…such a simple thing that can put smiles on faces! by the way couldn’t tweet this post as the icon doesn’t seem to be working…thought you might like to know…

  9. I loved the owls and all of it really. I love nature art. Thanks for the ideas and for stopping by Thoughts are like Bubbles. Now I have to go find some pebbles.

  10. These are awesome! It’s given me a great idea for a project as I’m quite fond of collecting random pebbles and then having them lie around, gathering dust. They make pretty cool gifts and paper weights 🙂 Digging the monster ones, too cute.

  11. She loves art and I am sure she will. She asked me to take her to the art supply store to get herself more paints. 🙂

  12. don’t worry because it didn’t to me before I made this post! So we are both in the dark when it comes to “pebble art”. And it was not a problem with regards the following.

  13. Thank you for visiting my blog! This is such a fun post, I am embarrassed to admit that it never occurred to me to paint pebbles before this!

  14. Percy? Percy Pebble is that you? 😀 Yes! Exactly like that. Except mine had drawn on eyes. Oh the memories! I left one at the Cheddar Caves in Somerset. I wonder if it’s still there?

  15. Not only did it make me want to try my hand at painting a pebble or two, one thing really made me giggle…”stick figure owl” ..OMG! That is the ONLY thing I can draw!!!!!!

  16. We have right now 3/4 m snow, all garden shops are closed. Garden shop or greenhouse is only way to buy pebbles, because in Canada special in Alberta I saw only sharp stones. Good for dominoes. I love any stones I collect them from any place, when I travel. I am original from Europe Slovakia – now Edmonton Canada. …camilla

  17. haha! Let’s just say it’s been one of those days. I haven’t even been able to write my post that I wanted to do today. Argggg….hope I don’t have to hang up my cape. lol

  18. just goes to show, even the smallest pebble can give joy to someone. Makes me feel tiny in the universe….yet big too….

  19. I love the wish pebble to give to people idea. Maybe hide them around the place like someone just told me they do on Google Plus. Some amazing idea given that they are just rocks.

  20. I have seen these before, I even have a sack of rocks that I planned on painting, just haven’t got to them. I like the wish pebbles because you can give them out to people that might need a lift. It would make them smile and every time they looked at it they would have good thoughts. They are all cute though.

  21. The feet and the strawberry rocks are my favorite. Maybe a lot of years from now when I’m gray and retired I will have the time to paint rocks, LOL. Very cute though.

  22. Wish Pebbles,Pebble Dominoes, Monsters are beautiful. I like Wish Pebbles the most, I have set, I bought in Europe and I work with them. This is for me good idea to make own from nature. They will work better, I think.
    …camilla

  23. This was very funny! monkey giggled and giggled. Monkey loves the monsters best but I like the ladybird one. Monkey tried to lick the screen when he saw the strawberries though! Tsk Tsk Silly monkey xxMillie

  24. Your posts are seriously so random and entertaining. 🙂 I loved the animals and cups and today, the pebbles … believe it or not I have a bag of pebbles that I’ve been meaning to get creative with…. so I must have been meant to see this post! Thanks for sharing.

  25. Great stuff. You’ve given the wife a reason to collect more rocks from the beach and fill our apartment with them. A production line is in the planning, I’m sure.
    Later…

  26. Reminds me when I used to make ‘pebble pets’ as a kid. Not the best of pets in terms of love and amusement but obedient in a still kind of way. Hated the stony silence though. Ha ha ha!

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