Compliment Painted Rocks

Compliment Painted Rocks. How to paint rocks. This easy painted rocks tutorial has many rock painting ideas for a beginner. Whether giving as a gift, painting rocks for the garden, or just painting a fun, decorative rock for the family room shelf, these compliment painted rocks are adorable and simple to make.


How to paint rocks. This easy painted rocks tutorial has many rock painting ideas for a beginner. Whether giving as a gift, painting rocks for the garden, or just painting a fun, decorative rock for the family room shelf, these compliment painted rocks are adorable and simple to make.

Compliment Painted Rocks

Rock painting is all the rage! From garden markers to cartoon characters to flowers and plant, there is a rock painting idea for nearly everyone. So why not say something nice? These Compliment Painted Rocks are simple to make. You can also use them as weights to weigh down a tablecloth on a picnic table or as party favors. There is no end to the different sayings you can paint.

If you love giving and getting compliments, you will love these compliment stones! These little rocks can be used to give random compliments to friends and coworkers in the most adorable way possible. Celebrate your friends and similes at the same time with the compliment stones. These also make fun gifts for friends, teachers, relatives, or Christmas stockings!

Notes:

• These are small, but you can make them larger.
• Any size or color combo that you like will work. Just keep the contrast high.
• Make sure you waterproof even if being kept indoor. That will help keep the paint in place.

Compliment Painted Rocks. How to paint rocks. This easy painted rocks tutorial has many rock painting ideas for a beginner. Whether giving as a gift, painting rocks for the garden, or just painting a fun, decorative rock for the family room shelf, these compliment painted rocks are adorable and simple to make.


Compliment Painted Rocks Materials:

• River Rocks (any color)
Acrylic Paints
• Paint brushes
Mod Podge or or other Waterproof Sealer
Paint Pen – optional

Compliment Painted Rocks. How to paint rocks. This easy painted rocks tutorial has many rock painting ideas for a beginner. Whether giving as a gift, painting rocks for the garden, or just painting a fun, decorative rock for the family room shelf, these compliment painted rocks are adorable and simple to make.


Compliment Painted Rocks Directions:

• Cover your work surface in case of spills.
• Make sure your rocks are clean and dry.
• Paint them one color (in this case black).
• Allow the paint to dry completely. Remember to paint all sides, and the top and bottom of the rocks.

Compliment Painted Rocks. How to paint rocks. This easy painted rocks tutorial has many rock painting ideas for a beginner. Whether giving as a gift, painting rocks for the garden, or just painting a fun, decorative rock for the family room shelf, these compliment painted rocks are adorable and simple to make.


• Think about funny sayings and compliments you can write onto the rocks. I used silly phrases like:

Cute as a button
Busy as a bee
Light as a feather
Cool as a cucumber
Sweet as pie
Happy as a lark
Fresh as a daisy
Happy as a clam

Compliment Painted Rocks. How to paint rocks. This easy painted rocks tutorial has many rock painting ideas for a beginner. Whether giving as a gift, painting rocks for the garden, or just painting a fun, decorative rock for the family room shelf, these compliment painted rocks are adorable and simple to make.


• Any common and sweet similies will work for the compliment rocks.

Compliment Painted Rocks. How to paint rocks. This easy painted rocks tutorial has many rock painting ideas for a beginner. Whether giving as a gift, painting rocks for the garden, or just painting a fun, decorative rock for the family room shelf, these compliment painted rocks are adorable and simple to make.


• Leave a big area clear for your words and paint a small object onto the stone that matches your saying. For instance a small button for “cute as a button”. A small bug for “cute as a bug’s ear”, a daisy for “fresh as a daisy”, etc. The object is in place of the last word of the saying. You can trace an outline of the small object, or just draw it freehand.
• Once the paint for your small themed object dries, write on your words with a contrasting color to your stone base. You can use a paint pen or a fine tiped pain brush and acrylic paint. These stones were painted black, so I used white to write the words.
Allow the word-paint time to dry completely.

Compliment Painted Rocks. How to paint rocks. This easy painted rocks tutorial has many rock painting ideas for a beginner. Whether giving as a gift, painting rocks for the garden, or just painting a fun, decorative rock for the family room shelf, these compliment painted rocks are adorable and simple to make.


• Add any touch-up details to make the stones prettier, then let dry.

Compliment Painted Rocks. How to paint rocks. This easy painted rocks tutorial has many rock painting ideas for a beginner. Whether giving as a gift, painting rocks for the garden, or just painting a fun, decorative rock for the family room shelf, these compliment painted rocks are adorable and simple to make.


• Add a layer of Mod Podge to the stones to protect them.
• Allow the Mod Podge to dry for 24 hours before using.

• You can even add a strong magnet to the back of your stones and make them magnets, or display them on your desk or shelf with pride, if you love them too much to give them away!

Compliment Painted Rocks. How to paint rocks. This easy painted rocks tutorial has many rock painting ideas for a beginner. Whether giving as a gift, painting rocks for the garden, or just painting a fun, decorative rock for the family room shelf, these compliment painted rocks are adorable and simple to make.


If you would like to make more painted rocks, check out these painted rock tutorials:

Sylvanian Families painted rocks – if you children like Sylvanian Families (the toys are super cute), this Sylvanian Families painted rocks tutorial is for you (and them)!

Dr. Seuss Inspired Thing One and Thing Two – if you have Dr Seuss fans in your house, these are a must. Simply the cutest!

Pet Cactus Rocks – these pet cactus rocks are fabulous! Super easy to make, these are simply adorable.

Holiday Painted Rocks – check out all the holiday painted rocks. From Valentine’s Day to Pumpkins to Christmas, there are some really great tutorials.


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DIY Floating Spoon Flowers

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.



DIY Floating Spoon Flowers

These floating plastic spoon flowers look pretty floating in a pool or bowl of water at night. Add them to an outdoor pond, fountain, or indoor body of water for a pretty floating flower that lights up! They are simple to make, and you can make them match the colors in your party theme or backyard flowers.

• Use waterproof glue so that your flowers will not fall apart when you place them in the water. It takes some patience to wait while the glue dries, in the end, it is worth the few extra seconds of time. I linked to a few types of waterproof glues that will bond plastic.

• Felt was used in this craft. The wet felt is what will keep your waterproof tea lights on.

For the materials you need to make these floating spoon flowers, head over to your nearest Michaels or you can order the supplies from the links below.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


DIY Floating Spoon Flowers Materials:

• Felt
• Scissors
• Marker
Waterproof Floating Tea Lights
• Clear Waterproof Glue that will work on plastic. Some choices: Gorilla Clear Grip Contact Adhesive, Loctite Clear Silicone Waterproof Sealant or Marine Goop (my favorite!)
Plastic Spoons (8 spoons per flower)

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


DIY Floating Spoon Flowers Directions:

• Cut a circle of felt the same size as the bottom of your tea light. The tea lights used in this craft had to be wet to activate, so make sure if your tea lights also need to be wet to turn on that you do not cover up the felt all the way. The wet felt is what will keep the tea lights on.
• Glue the felt to the bottom of the tea light.
• Cut two 1-inch by 1-inch squares of felt for each floating spoon flower you are making.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• Cut the handles from the 8 plastic spoons using scissors. Do NOT try to cut all the way through the spoon handle or the spoons will crack. Make a groove in the handle where you want to “cut”, and then gently snap along the line, which will cleanly remove the handle.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• Arrange 4 spoons in a cross pattern with the rounded side down. Glue to one of the pieces of felt (see photo) and allow to dry.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• Glue the other four spoons to the other piece of felt. Allow to dry.
• Arrange the second spoon “petals” so they fit between the first set of spoons. (Turn to fit)

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


• Glue the felt bottom of the tea light (and the tea light with it of course) to the center of the spoon circle and allow to dry.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


When the glue from the flowers is completely dry, place the floating flowers in a bowl of water or a pool. When the water touches the bottom of the tea light, the lights will turn on and your flowers will glow!

You could use these in a centerpiece, float them in shallow buckets for a party, your pond, your pool… anywhere you can fit them on water.

DIY Floating Spoon Flowers. Make your own floating flowers from plastic spoons! These simple to make floating flowers would be perfect to use at a wedding, summer party, in a backyard pool, or to light up in your backyard pond.


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How to Make a Watering Can Planter

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!





How to Make a Watering Can Planter

You will not believe how easy it is to transform a simple watering can into a planter for herbs, flowers, and other small plants. In just moments, transform your boring patio or yard into something amazing with the watering can planter!

This is a great recycle craft (upcycle craft?) if you have an old watering can laying about. You can use a small can (the one in this tutorial is small) a large can, or in-between! One size will be just right to fit on the deck with your patio furniture, inside your house on a windowsill or on the kitchen table, or simply in your garden as part of the garden art and decor!

A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!

If you do not have an old watering can handy and would like to purchase one to do this project, stop at your local Home Depot or nearest gardening center for a great selection!

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


Watering Can Planter Supplies:

• 1 Watering Can
• Drill
• Rocks, Broken Pottery, etc (for drainage)
• Potting Soil
Gardening Hand Trowel
• Small Plants
• Tray (to catch water from watering if this is not set in your garden)

Watering Can Planter Directions:

• Make sure your watering can is free of debris and wash it with soap. If you are reusing an old watering can and had used it to mix with something besides water, this will remove any old residue that may harm your new plants. Not sure which plants to use? Well here are 75 Acid Loving Plants (from slightly acidic to OMG must have acid soil!) and 75 Alkaline Friendly Plants (from slight alkaline soil to very alkaline) to help get you started on your choices. Recognize that most potting soil is going to be closer to neutral, but read the package before deciding!

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Make a drainage hole in the bottom of your watering can using an electric drill (as always, read the manufacturer safety recommendations before using any power tool). This will help you not overwater your plants.
• Place a few rocks, stone, broken pieces of pottery in the bottom of your watering can (without blocking your drainage hole(s). This will also help promote drainage.
• Fill the watering can mostly full of soil.

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Use the trowel to dig a hole in the center of the can for your plants. The flowers seen in this tutorial were broken into smaller sections and planted around the inside of the watering can (remember, a small can was used in this tutorial).

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Place a tray underneath your watering can to catch excess moisture from watering if you plan on placing your can anywhere other than in your garden.

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• Water your soil with another watering can. Do not over-water even if you have a drainage hole in the bottom of your watering can.

How to Make a Watering Can Planter. A watering can planter is such an adorable way to keep pretty flowers and fresh herbs nearby at all times. Make a collection of different watering cans for some added whimsy!


• That is it! Place your watering can planter in a sunny spot or in the shade depending on what type of plants(s) you chose to grow. Make sure to check your can every day or two to see if it needs water as shallow containers dry out quickly.
• If you keep your watering can planter outside, when frost threatens, just take the watering can planter inside!

This is truly a simple and easy way to reuse old watering cans while adding a touch of garden art to your outdoor (or indoor!) garden.


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