Collecting rocks is a fun pastime for people of all ages, but figuring out what to do with all those stones can be a challenge. This roundup of creative rock crafts will help you turn your favorites into toys, home decor, and more.
Story stones are rocks with different images that can be used as prompts for creative writing or storytelling. This is a fun activity for kids as well as adults, offering a unique way to enjoy family time together.
DIY alphabet rocks can be used to help children practice spelling words or to leave creative messages on the table for your loved ones. Learn how to make them at
Tic Tac Toe Rocks
Painted rocks and a burlap sack make a cute tic tac toe travel game. This is an ideal DIY party favor for a children’s birthday party.
Create a zen like atmosphere in your home with mandala meditation stones.
Wire Wrapped Stone Necklace
Wire wrapping lets you turn your favorite rocks into pretty necklaces. Polished stones are most commonly used, but you could apply this technique to a painted rock if you wish.
Painted rocks make easy and economical fridge magnets.
Add a pretty crochet cover to rocks collected from your travels to make meaningful home decor. Arrange them next to your favorite seashells or framed vacation photos for a an eye-catching display.
Use painted rocks and scrap wood to create one-of-kind bookends to show off your favorite titles. This project would be an excellent DIY gift idea for the avid reader in your life. Photo via
Turn your rock collection into rustic wall art with a strong adhesive and some markers or paint.
Use a white paint marker and a clear sealant to turn rocks into pretty yet practical markers for your garden.
If your lack of a green thumb has you struggling to keep a cactus alive, don’t worry. This cute cactus is actually made from painted rocks.
These colorful fish don’t need any care at all, because they’re painted rocks. This project would be a whimsical addition to a child’s playroom or a cute centerpiece for an “Under the Sea” themed party. Photo via
Paint rocks of varying sizes to look like city houses to make this eye catching paperweight. Photo via
Rock and Candle Centerpieces
Bring a little nature inside your home with a river rock trivet. The backing is made from felt to protect your furniture from scratches. Head over to