Painted rock Christmas ornaments – artistic and festive holiday decor ideas

Author: Kremena Ruseva

Are you a creative person? Do you like DIY projects? Then these ideas for painted rock Christmas ornaments are just for you! Painting rocks is an exciting activity that will appeal to both children and adults. The rocks can be used for interior decoration or landscape design and it depends on the size of the stone and your abilities. What could be better than crafting original festive ornaments this year? You can use them as table decorations, as small Christmas gifts for friends or in original compositions. You can spend fun time with your children gathering beautiful and smooth stones and decorating them for the coming holidays.

Painted rock Christmas ornaments – fun winter crafts for kids and adults

Painted rock Christmas ornaments holiday decor ideas


Painted rock Christmas ornaments are beautiful and bright, they can be put under the tree or to decorate the fireplace. You can involve your little assistants and they will agree with pleasure because this is a very interesting and fun activity. Of course, when you paint stones with children for Christmas, you need to choose patterns suitable for their age. The technique is not so important. For example, snowflakes are a good idea for small children as this is a simple pattern. You can help by outlining a pattern which kids can color after that, for example – Santa hat, Elf, Reindeer, Christmas tree, etc.

What materials do you need for Christmas rock painting?

What materials do you need for Christmas rock painting


For your Christmas rock painting you shall need, of course, suitable stones. Round and flat river and beach stones are the best choice. If you are not able to collect them while having a stroll at the beach, you can look for rocks in craft stores.

It is best if you get acrylic paints. You can also use nail polish. Felt-tip pens and colored pencils are suitable for outlines and small details and finally, you will need a clear lacquer spray to seal your painted stones.

Painting on a rock is impossible without various types of brushes – from the largest, for painting the background, to miniature, for the finest strokes on the surface. A set of brushes can be purchased at any craft store.

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Painting rocks can be a real pleasure and this is the best way to have budget friendly, handmade decoration. You do not have to be a skilled artist. The most important is to have fun and enjoy yourselves while crafting. Christmas rock painting designs include all the variety of holiday symbols – from Snowflakes, snowballs, snowmen, Christmas trees, etc. to landscapes animals, birds, and favorite characters. Here are some tutorials and ideas for you!

How to draw a snowflake – step by step rock painting tutorial for kids

How to draw a snowflake rock painting tutorial for kids

Materials:

  • Rocks
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Varnish
  • Permanent marker
  • Mod Podge or craft glue

Easy Christmas crafts for kids snowflakes rock painting

Directions:

Wash the rocks and let them dry completely before painting.

Use bright acrylic paint in different colors as a background.

Draw different snowflake patterns with thin brush strokes or with a permanent marker. As you know there are no two snowflakes alike, so there is no wrong way to make a snowflake!

Painted Rock Gingerbread Houses

Painted Rock Gingerbread House DIY Christmas decor craft ideas for kids

Materials:

  • Rocks
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Markers
  • Paint brushes
  • White spray primer or paint
  • Sealant

Painted Rock Gingerbread House tutorial

Directions:

Wash the rocks and let them dry completely before painting.

Spray the rocks with primer or paint with white acrylic paint. You can choose any other base paint color.

Draw a gingerbread house with a white paint pen.

Add details with colored paint markers – wreaths, candy accents, hearts, etc.

Once the paint is dry, spray your painted rock gingerbread houses with a protective sealant.

Easy Christmas lights rock art

Easy Christmas lights rock art fun activities for kids

Materials:

  • Rocks
  • Paints, white and any colors for lights
  • Sharpies
  • Cotton swab
  • Mod Podge
  • Acrylic sealer

Easy Christmas lights rock art tutorial

Directions:

Wash the rocks and let them dry completely before painting.

Start with a white base color. Let the rocks dry.

Use the Sharpie to create a string for the lights.

Dab the lights along the line with a cotton swab a little bit away from the line. Let dry.

Use the Sharpie to attach the bulbs to the string.

Seal the rocks with Mod Podge before spraying with a sealer so that the marker does not run.

How To Paint Penguin Rocks

How To Paint Penguin Rocks

Materials:

Rocks

  • Paints – black, gray, white and orange
  • Flat paint brush and angled fine tip paint brush

DIY Penguin Painted Rocks tutorial

Directions:

Wash the rocks and let them dry completely before painting.

Using a flat tipped paint brush, paint the top side of the rock in white (mom and dad) and grey (baby).

Using an angled fine tip paint brush, paint the surrounding shape of the penguin in black as shown. Paint the perimeter and back side of the rocks in black.

Using a fine tip paint brush, paint a small upside down triangle in orange for the nose.

Paint two small rounded rectangular shapes in orange for the feet.

Dip the back end of your fine tip paint brush in black and dab the end on to the rocks for the circular shaped eyes.

How to draw a mitten – Simple and easy Christmas rock painting ideas

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Materials:

  • Rocks
  • Acrylic paints – Green, Black, white, Turquoise
  • small acrylic paint brushes, assorted sizes and shapes

How to draw a mitten Simple and easy Christmas rock painting ideas

Directions:

Wash the rocks and let them dry completely before painting.

Paint a mitten shape in turquoise color.

Paint a zigzag stripe in green.

Paint another zigzag stripe in white.

Mix turquoise with a small amount of black and use the mix to paint ribbing detail to the bottom band of the mitten.

 

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