40 Gorgeous DIY Stone, Rock, and Pebble Crafts To Beautify Your Life

40 Gorgeous DIY Stone, Rock, and Pebble Crafts To Beautify Your Life {With tutorial links}

Fall is my favorite time for outdoor DIY projects. It’s not too hot and there’s just something about landscaping against those beautiful fall colors that I really love. If that’s true for you, I’ve got a great collection crafts for you to try.

Whether you like outdoor or indoor crafting during the autumn months, there is definitely something in this collection for you. We’re going to be working with rocks and pebbles and creating all sorts of wonderful things for decorating your life. From bathroom décor to outdoor living, I’m sure you will love these projects. Speaking of bathrooms, be sure to check out some bathroom hacks to get better organized, too.

What I really love about this project collection is that it’s very eco-friendly. You know how much I love reusing and recycling. Remember the reclaimed wood projects? Well, this one allows you to recycle, too. Take all those pebbles and stones and turn them into something that you will love showing off to family and friends.

So, let’s get started. We’re going to cover a lot of projects from stone bath mats to pebble hangers that will help you to organize and decorate your closet at the same time. I can’t wait to do some of these during the cooler months. Check them out. You may even find that perfect DIY Christmas gift for someone special.

1. Stone Candle Holders

1. Stone Candle HoldersThese stone candle holders are gorgeous and would be so easy to create. Choose stones that are relatively smooth unless you want the joy of sanding them down. You can decorate with paint or even sharpies, and then hot glue them together to create the stick.

Source and Tutorial: galetsquichantent

2. Ocean Stone Bath Mat

2. Ocean Stone Bath MatTake a rubber mat, add some river rock or stones, and voila! You have a beautiful ocean themed bath mat that will instantly transform your bathroom. Use silicone to attach the stones and make them secure. This is a project you can easily finish in a couple hours or less.

Source and Tutorial: tattooedmartha

3. DIY Pebble Hangers

3. DIY Pebble HangersHow adorable are these hangers? Pebbles and double sided tape. That’s all you need to create these jewelry hangers and spruce up any bedroom or closet. You could paint the pebbles, too if you wanted to match a specific color theme, which is a great idea for little girl’s rooms.

Source and Tutorial: el-findawaybyjwp

4. Stone Photo Transfers

4. Stone Photo TransfersOkay, so this one is a bit more complex than others but the end result is worth the effort. Transfer photos onto stone and create a museum like display. I love how ancient and rustic these look, and you can do it with any photo that you want.

Source and Tutorial: diyncrafts

5. Garden Markers

5. Garden MarkersI’ve shown you these before, I’m sure. These stone garden markers are great for indoor or outdoor projects. Whether you want to decorate your flower garden or mark your indoor herbs, stones are perfect. These are painted to look like veggies, which gives them such a fun look.

Source and Tutorial: adventure-in-a-box

6. Stone Sculpture

6. Stone SculptureWhether you’re an artist or not, you can create a stunning stone sculpture to decorate your outdoor garden area. Just choose the stones you want to use ,and then adhere them together, creating a sculpture of any size or shape you want. This is a great way to use up all those rocks in your garden without having to haul them away.

Source and Tutorial: thisoldhouse

7. Stone Footprints

7. Stone FootprintsImagine these adorable little footprints “walking” through your flower garden or patio. Just choose stones of appropriate sizes, and then create the foot and toes. You can paint them if you prefer a bit more color, or just leave them natural for a really rustic look.

Source and Tutorial: mymodernmet

8. River Stone Planter

8. River Stone PlanterWe have a lot of river stone here, which leads to a lot of projects. This planter is one of my all-time favorites. It’s easy, too. You just attach your stones or pebbles to an existing planter and it looks like the planter is made of stone. These would be beautiful on the porch or leading the way to your entry door.

Source and Tutorial: instructables

9. Painted Ladybug Rocks

9. Painted Ladybug RocksI love ladybugs, and I adore these ladybug rocks. Paint them in different colors to really bring out your flower beds. These would be great in any garden. I love how easy they are to create and how colorful they look all together.

Source and Tutorial: craftsbyamanda

10. Painted Rocks

10. Painted RocksNo matter what you’re decorating, these stunning painted rocks will complement indoors or out. They really are gorgeous with all their colors, and they come in so many different themes. You can check them out on Etsy, and use them for any number of decorating projects.

Source and Tutorial: etsy

11. Tic Tac Toe

11. Tic Tac ToeI loved playing tic tac toe as a kid, and I love it as much as an adult with this DIY stone tic tac toe game. You use a large wood piece for the base and then paint your stones to look like ladybugs and tadpoles. Or, choose your own competitors and make it really unique. This is such a great game for kids and adults alike, and an easy DIY project, too.

Source and Tutorial: attagirlsays

12. Garden Thing

12. Garden ThingWatch out! The Thing will get you! What an adorable project! I love the creativity of this Garden Thing and how it uses rocks and stones of all different sizes. Imagine having this in your flower garden. Skip the rock band and make a rock thing instead.

Source and Tutorial: instructables

13. Rock Caterpillar

13. Rock CaterpillarKids will absolutely love this caterpillar made from small garden stones. Just a little paint and some adhesive and you can use him to decorate your windowsill, garden, or anywhere you need a little fun and creativity. Let the kids help you to create an entire caterpillar family.

Source and Tutorial: nelliebellie

14. Mandala Stones

14. Mandala StonesThese colorful and elegant stones would make great pathway stones. You just paint them in vibrant colors and let them do their magic. The colors are what make them really stand out, so choose colors go with your décor but also really grab attention. I love the beauty of these and the fact that you can use them anywhere to add some elegance.

Source and Tutorial: colorful-crafts

15. Pebble Art

15. Pebble ArtPebble art is unique and such a creative way to express yourself. This Etsy listing has loads of ideas for how you can make use of all those tiny stones, or you can just pick up the pieces that you want if you aren’t into doing your own. There are picture ideas for every room and every age.

Source and Tutorial: etsy

16. Stone Art

16. Stone ArtNo matter what size rocks or stones you have on hand, or what your personal design taste, there is definitely an art project with your name on it. Take a look at some of these on Pinterest (I adore Pinterest for DIY ideas!). From dog silhouettes to painted rock bugs, there is definitely something that is going to catch your eye.

Source and Tutorial: pinterest

17. Rock Box

17. Rock BoxInstead of a sandbox, create a rock box. If you have a little boy, this is the perfect place for his construction and building toys. I wish I had known about this when my boys were younger. Kids will love playing in this box that is filled with tiny pebbles or pea gravel, and it’s a lot less messy than a sandbox.

Source and Tutorial: twotwentyone

18. Message Rocks

18. Message RocksI’ve seen this done at weddings, and it’s a great way to save those words of love. Just give kids, or adults, small stones and a sharpie and let them write down their messages. You could attach magnets and display them on the fridge or keep them in a glass vase or planting pot and take them out every now and then to relive the memories.

Source and Tutorial: thewritestar

19. Family Rock Garden

19. Family Rock GardenI found this amazing family rock garden that would be so easy to recreate. I love that it incorporates family names into the design. You could do a surname for the big center rock or leave the “Family Rocks” statement. However you do it, this is definitely something that you need in your garden.

Source and Tutorial: serenityhealth

20. Driftwood Stone Art

20. Driftwood Stone ArtHere’s another great Etsy find. This beautiful art uses stones, ladybugs made from stones, and driftwood to create a lovely addition to your home or patio. Imagine having this just outside your entry door, or you could hang it anywhere in the house. It has a real “beachy” theme to it, which I love.

Source and Tutorial: etsy