Tiny pebbles and stones are an easy material to obtain for crafts. Go for a long walk with the kids, and ask them to pick up the size and shape of stone that you desire, and watch them go!
A lake, pond, or even the beach is a great place to find these stones as well. But what to make with all of these stones?
The answer is simple. There are tons of great, simple projects that you can do with the kids or on your own in a single afternoon that range from silly to functional. You can even use these stones to create a backsplash in your kitchen!
Create yard art, unique gifts, or even decor for the interior of your home.
We’ve scoured the Internet to find a wide variety of crafts and projects that will make a real impression on your friends, guests, and neighbors.
We hope you’ll find a project that you’ll be inspired to take on!
So find your project and then set off on a mission to find the perfect pebbles!
1. Pebble Mosaic Garden Ball
Source: Crafts n’ Coffee
Garden balls are a Victorian era craze that’s resurfaced in the past few years, but instead of featuring perfect, reflective glass balls, the trend focuses on DIY versions made out of various materials, including shards of glass, beads, and polished stones among other things. This is a bit more time-consuming, as you need to allow the ball to set before adding it to your garden, but you’ll end up with a fantastic piece of yard art that you’ll be proud to say you made!
2. Delicate Stone Planter
Source: Modish Space
Terra cotta planters are cheap, but tend to look boring or tacky. This project allows you to take advantage of the cheap prices of a terra cotta planter, while also achieving the look of a much more expensive option. Find small, flat pebbles for this project. To achieve the effect shown above, select mostly light-colored stones, and mix in a few darker, more colorful ones.
3. Mosaic Pebble Stepping Stones
Source: Fine Gardening
This is another time-consuming project, but when it’s complete, you’ll be astounded by the results. This project involves finding a variety of stones of a similar color, shape, and size, and then inserting them in a pattern. The finished product is an unique stepping stone or garden pathway that will stand the test of time and endure the elements.
4. Stacked Stone Zen Yard Art
Source: The Garden Glove
While this bit of yard art is most at home in a Zen Garden, you’ll find that it also looks great in any section of your yard or garden. The stones are arranged from largest to smallest, meeting and then switching in the center, continuing as smallest to largest. The stones are covered in a shiny coat that makes them appear as though they are always wet.
5. Painted Pebble Garden Markers
Source: Crafts by Amanda
Use brightly colored paint and paint pens to create simple, colorful, and durable markers for your planting beds. Whether it’s for a flower garden, herb garden, or vegetable garden, you’ll never forget what you planted and where. This is a great, fun craft for kids who like to help in the garden!
6. DIY Pebble Mats
Source: Lovely Things
This is a great use for all of those thin, flat skipping stones you pick up while visiting a lake or beach. Arrange these on a waterproof mat and secure to create creative, pretty door mats, table runners, coasters, or anything else you can dream up!
7. DIY Pebble Backsplash
Source: Home Stories A to Z
This is an incredibly unique idea that will make all of your guests envious of your kitchen. It looks expensive, but only costs you time and won’t break your budget for your home renovation! Pick stones that are all the same color, or choose multicolored stones for a more eclectic look.
8. Pebble and Stone Birdhouses
Source: Empress of Dirt
These awesome birdhouses resemble a tall tower, don’t they? The best part is that you can use all kinds of stones and pebbles to create these, including angled, sharp stones, rounded, large pebbles, and even teensy-tiny gravel. The tops are tin, and they sit on a base that is made out of a slab of rock. Be sure to support these well if you choose to hang them, as they tend to be a little heavier than other birdhouses.
9. DIY Painted Ladybug Stones
This is another great project for kids! Collect round stones, then paint them to create a wide variety of colorful, adorable ladybugs, then scatter and hide around your garden. Your kids will love showing off this project to their friends! They also make great handmade gifts!
10. Stone Faux Cactus Bowl
Source: Wonderful DIY
At first glance, this terra cotta bowl filled with sand and stones looks like a real succulent arrangement! Find larger stones and pebbles to create this arrangement. The key is finding lots of differently shaped stones that will add visual interest to the arrangement. Vary the paint colors you use and be sure to add the details!