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…
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!
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.
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 me!
7 – I don’t ask much of you, but please just bee my rock!
WIN! What more is there to say about a pebble that has been painted rather skillfully to be made to look like a bumble bee!
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.
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!
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.
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, a 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.
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.
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 way, it also makes sense as if the best way to paint these pebbles was to do it as strawberries! Absolutely stunning.