If you need an easy DIY project to entertain the kids for a few hours or you’re looking the perfect design, these painted rock ideas will give you some inspiration to get started! I tried to find a wide range of ideas with everything from cute quotes to super simple rainbows and everything in between. So whether you need something easy to paint for the rock hunt or want to test out your artistic abilities… you’ll find the one for you below!
Here are the ones I love:
Cactus Painted Pebble
Photo credit: Stone Art on Instagram
Rocks can be just a rock or an artwork – it’s up to you. If you want a unique decorative piece for the garden, you’re going to love these ideas. Why not make it a funny sunny like this one? It’ll add lots of color and warmth into your home. Isn’t it adorable?
Harry Potter Painted Rock
Photo credit: Karen Jakicic on Instagram
Are you a Harry Potter fan looking for some rock painting inspiration? Here’s the perfect one for you! While it’s a bit difficult and time-consuming due to the details, it’s worth the trouble. Place it in your room to turn it into the entrance to a whole new world of magic! I love the contrast between the bricks and that super clean white!
Princess Merida Rock
Photo credit: Katelyn Murphy on Instagram
Does your kid love princess Merida? Then, you can create a super cute painted rock just like this one! It looks nice and cute. It can find its place in your kid’s room, on a shelf or a special frame box made just for it. Your kid will thank you for the awesome gift
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Painted Rock With Quote
Photo credit: The Painted Pebble on Instagram
If you are looking for an affirmation or a quote that will remind you that you can’t control everything, here’s one! This super-cute painted rock idea is the best affirmation I’ve seen. I love all the colors she used for the dot work all around the quote. If you’re looking for a super bright rock to place in your garden or even in a flowerpot, this one is for you!
Realistic Butterly Rock Painting
Photo credit: Theresa Frank Art on Instagram
Bring a piece of nature into your home with this 3D butterfly rock painting. It looks so real, one would think that it’s really there.
Now, this is something that I would totally BOTCH if I tried… but if you have the artistic skills to pull this off, it would look amazing out in the garden by some colorful flowers!
Peace Sign Painted Stone
Photo credit: Whakatane Rocks on Instagram
Let there be peace with this flower rock painting. Whether you are looking for a minimal décor or a stylish peace sign, this adorable flowery rock design will do the job. It may take some time but it’s totally worth it!
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Owl Painting On Small Rock
Photo credit: Pippa Price on Instagram
This colorful owl is tooooo cute! I love how each row of feathers is a different color and the dark blue / purple outline really makes all the colors pop. If you’re looking for a bright and bold painted rock design, then I’m sure this one will give you some inspiration!
American Flag Painted Rock
Photo credit: Lfive Rocks on Instagram
With the 4th of July approaching, you’re probably looking for decorations and fun DIY projects. If that sounds like you, then nothing screams PROUD TO BE AMERICAN than this rock painting. Get your art skills down to work and make this red, white, and blue USA flag! Plus, if you’re like me and need a simple design without all the crazy details… this is something you can’t mess up!
Painted Rock With Mountain Design
Photo credit: Livs Little Rocks on Instagram
Here’s an inspirational rock painting idea you could try. Whether you are a rock artist or like DIY crafts, this design will make you believe in yourself. This would be perfect to leave out in the neighborhood for a rock hunt this summer. Remind yourself that anything is possible if you have faith!
Avovado Design On Rock
Photo credit: Mikayla on Instagram
Looking for some simple rock painting ideas? Look no further… here’s a super cute avocado-inspired one. It might look complex but it’s fairly easy to make it even beginner rock painters. Plus, it looks great with all the vivid colors. Place it on a kitchen shelf in the side yard and enjoy the GUAC without having to pay extra 🙂
Cat Painted Rock
Photo credit: Megans Pebbles on Instagram
Cat lovers, rejoice! Here is a rock painting idea that is too cute to pass up. This lite kitten would be great for the kids to paint since it only has a few lines and colors. Plus, if you have a cat at home… you could paint it to match. Too cute!
Orange Monster Painted Stone
Photo credit: Shawn Henigan on Instagram
Is your kid or nephew at the age when monsters are cool and they can’t stop talking about them? Then, you can create a monster-inspired rock painting like this one. They will love their new little guy and will show it off to all its friends!
Nurses Rock Painted Stone
Photo credit: Renee Daly on Instagram
If you have a relative or a friend who is a nurse, here’s an idea for a perfect present! Whether it’s for their birthday, or just want to show them your appreciation, this rock painting works great. Show them some love and make sure they know it!
Partially Eaten M&M Painted Rock
Photo credit: Stone Art on Instagram
If you are a DIY-person or rock artist, here’s a really tasty idea for your next project. You can paint this half-eaten M&M to show your love for these sweets. You can make other ones, in different colors, if your kids are into them. Who knows, you may even create a whole set of M&M’s, half-eaten, of course! Love this idea!
Ice Cream Painted Pebble
Photo credit: Wander Stones on Instagram
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream! Isn’t this the story of your life? If you melt for ice cream as much as I do, here’s an idea of how to show that. You can use a rock, instead of a canvas or a drawing block, to create a lovely summerish design!
Garden Gnome Painted Stone
Photo credit: Jojo’s Painted Rocks on Instagram
Who keeps you home safe? Gnomes. They are very cute standing there in the front yard, don’t you think so? But, if you don’t want to spend a fortune on these sculptures, you can make ones. Here’s an idea to get you inspired. Now, you can have as many dwarves as you want and feel like Snow White
Pineapple Design For Painted Pebble
Photo credit: Oahu Kindness Rocks on Instagram
Looking for some summer-inspired décor that brings joy into your home? Here’s a joyful rock painting you can do. Match it with your flowers or the walls of your home, depending on where you want to place it. Even better, create dozens of these and decorate your planters!
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Kool-Aid Painted Rock
Photo credit: Jennifer on Instagram
Are you or your kids (or all of you) fans of Kool-Aid? Then, you’ll definitely like this adorable painted rock! It looks just like the drink and can serve you kids very own decoration out in the garden. This would definitely be a hit for the neighborhood rockhunt!
Succuelent Painting On Stone
Photo credit: High Tide Art on Instagram
Love succulents and have several of them at home, but their planters look boring? Here’s how you can make them look interesting. These cute succulent-inspired painted rocks will add color to the planters and will make your plants look playful. Want a fun way to add decocartion to your succulent garden without going crazy!
Cute Painted Rock
Photo credit: Nicoles Pebbles on Instagram
Show some love with a hand-painted gift like this. Since love has no boundaries, showing it shouldn’t have either. So, if you are looking for a unique way to tell someone you love and miss them, here’s a great idea! It’s fairly easy to do it and still means so much
Llama Painted Stone
Photo credit: Ms. Rocks on Instagram
There’s no drama with this llama! If you are into llamas but don’t have time for the DRAMA, here’s a decoration idea you can make on your own. This party llama rock painting looks interesting and serves as a decorative piece. This would definitely be an stand out piece next to your flowers or out in the backyard
Lemon Rock Painting Inspiration
Photo credit: Florida Rock Chic on Instagram
This year definitely gave us a lot of lemons. But, instead of feeling blue, we can use them to make lemonade. How refreshing! And, yeah, you can also get inspired to create an interesting quote rock painting like this one!
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Giraffe & Rainbow Painted Pebble
Photo credit: Christine Jenkins on Instagram
Who can resist the magic of rainbows? Not me and, I am pretty sure you can’t either! So, why not create your very own little decorative piece for the garden? Even better, create a painting like this one, with a giraffe in its natural surroundings. It will add vividness to the rock and will look fantastic. I love all the super bright colors they used!
Painted Rocks With Colored Hearts
Photo credit: Tulua Sekone-Fraser on Instagram
Send love to the ones you care about. Show your parents, relatives, friends, or even neighbors how much they mean to you with this simple but made-with-love rocks. They are very easy to make, yet reflect your feelings. You can give them out for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, birthday, or even on an ordinary day! Plus, you could hide these all over since they’re super easy to make
Strawberry Painted Rocks
Photo credit: Jenevere Rocks on Instagram
Strawberries rock with these strawberry rocks. If you’ve been looking for a unique decoration for your home or garden, here’s a great idea. These rocks look like real strawberries that you can place them in a decorative bowl on your kitchen counter or display them in your yard!
Easy Painted Rock For Kids
Photo credit: Rock My Boise on Instagram
Have some flowers at home placed in boring, monotonous planters? Add some life in them with these flowery rocks. You can draw any flower you like. Actually, you can draw your flowers, with the same color to match them! These would also be a great design for the kids since it’s pretty simple!
Hello Painted Pebble
Photo credit: Jamie Art 86 on Instagram
If you are into rock collecting as I am, you probably have lots of pebbles and rocks you’ve brought back from your summer vacation. If they are standing there in a planter or hidden between your belongings because you don’t know what to do with them, here’s an idea. You can turn them into cool decorations for your front porch. This is the perfect kind of layout if you want to paint quotes!
Beach Sunset Painted Rock
Photo credit: Rock Painted By T on Instagram
Looking for a summertime rock painting design?! If so, then this super cute beach and palm tree rock is for you! I love the simple yet bright colors and it fits the rock perfectly
Fun Painted Pebble Inpso
Photo credit: Painting Rock Stars on Instagram
Is there anything more peaceful than birds chirping in the morning? I don’t think so. If you also, like me, love birds, you can create this rock painting. Place it by the window to get a feeling as if there are three little birds!
Fornite Painted Rock For Kids
Photo credit: Smile Bugs on Instagram
Is your kid or husband into Fortnight? Then, you can make this rock painting inspired by the game. You can even paint their favorite characters and bring the entire game into reality. This one probably won’t it to the rock hunt since you’re kids will love it too much!
Flower Design For Painted Pebbles
Photo credit: Jenevere Rocks on Instagram
Have some flowers at home sitting in the planters you bought from the local store? Most of these planters look lifeless and boring. So, you can add painted rocks like these ones. They will bring your planters to life! I love how the one on the right has the white highlights and the other has black highlights
Simple Painted Rock With Rainbow
Photo credit: Alessa Magrino Art on Instagram
Bring the rainbow in your home or garden with this rock painting idea. You don’t have to wait for the rain followed by the sun to enjoy this mesmerizing event. This is another great one for the kids since it’s such an easy one to make but turns out amazing! You can even make several of these and scatter them across your yard
Daisy Painting On Rock
Photo credit: Ariel Nicole Art on Instagram
If you feel like something is missing in your outdoor or indoor garden, you can add some flowers. No, not real ones, but rocky ones. Yeah, you can paint some daisies or any flower you like on a rock and use it as a decoration in your planters or garden! Love it!
Inspirational Quote On Painted Rock
Photo credit: The Painted Pebble on Instagram
When you’re feeling a bit down, take a look at this rock. Wouldn’t you love to have a reminder like this one in your pocket or at home? Just a single glimpse at it makes me feel better and gives me strength. You can experience the same by creating this inspirational rock painting!
Let Your Light Shine Painted Stone
Photo credit: HFoxworth Rock Art on Instagram
Those rainy days can really mess up our mood. But, they can be the perfect time to get crafty and create rock paintings. Here’s one simple design you can do with your kids to spend some quality time together! I love the bright colors!
Mandala Painting Idea For Rock
Photo credit: Edgewood Mandalas on Instagram
Addicted to mandalas? Then, this amazing design is going to be perfect for you! You can create your own mandala-inspired rock decoration and try out your skills. The end result? Just perfect!
Cute Bumblebee Painted Pebble
Photo credit: Travelling Rock on Instagram
Buzz of all negativity out of your home with this cute bee rock painting design. Now you can turn all ordinary stones into an artwork. Just make some free time, take your paint, and create a painting like this one. I love the marble colored background… such a good idea!