16 Things to make with rocks

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that’s totally what they are – craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget!

 

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

 

 

You’ll absolutely love this great list of unique crafts for moms, kids, and everyone in between.  Use the rocks from outdoor fun, scavenger hunts, or grab some for your projects specifically. You can even make things using souvenir rocks you picked up in special places.

 

16 Things to make with rocks:

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1. Every time I wear these DIY Gold nugget earrings and tell people that they are painted rocks, they reply with “whaaaaat?!” A little bit of gold acrylic paint goes a long way on these. I use these backs to keep them from being too heavy.

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

 

2. These Beaded Rock Paperweights by Craft Ideas are fun and open-ended art!

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

3. Make these Stone Cairns  by Nurture Store and have fun taking photos of them too!

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

 

4. A Pot of gold nuggets is a fun and quirky thing to make – the rougher the stones the better! Keep the nuggets as is, add a rainbow for fun, or stick a branch in the center for a cool centerpiece.

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

5. One of my favorite ways to use rocks is with wire wrapping. Wire Wrapped Rock Rain Chain by Dollar Store Crafts takes that beyond jewelry.

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

6. This Garden Rock Caterpillar by Nellie Bellie makes for a fun summer garden craft – perfect for a collaborative activity!

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

7. Here’s another fun wire and rock idea! Make Wire Flowers on the Rocks with a tutorial by Skip to My Lou.

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

 

8. This woodsy entry-way organizer is easier to make than you might realize! I used a ready wood plank with rough edges, rocks painted with gold acrylic, and the ever-strong Sugru to hold it together. (that stuff is crazy!)

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

9. Add fun texture to your garden with a Stone Birdhouse by the Empress of Dirt.

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

10. Another way to spruce up your garden: make Mosaic Garden Rocks by Kenarry.

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

11. IF you’re after the process and want to work with texture, try Yarn Wrapped Rocks – by Pink Stripey Socks. It’s a fun and easy way to subtly “yarn bomb” the outdoors…

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

12. Use beach stones to make a Beach-in-a-jar keepsake. Try it with your favorite shell and remember that special trip.

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

13. Use nature to mark your plants with Rock Garden Markers by Crafts by Amanda. They are so bright and fun!

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

 

14. You can use a pretty rock to make Macramé Stone Necklace by DIY Ready.

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

15. Here’s another way to mix shells and rocks: make a Stone and Shell Owl Craft by Rhythms of Play.

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

16. Stone Weaving Crafts  by Molly Moo Crafts are beautiful, and another cool way to mix rocks and yarn.

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

 

Which things to make with rocks have you tried? Comment below!

 

Rocks are probably the cheapest (I mean free-est) craft supply out there, because that's totally what they are - craft ready! These 16 things to make with rocks will keep you busy on a budget! These are great nature crafts for kids, teens and adults and are easy to make DIY ideas!

 

One Comment

  1. Wow! I loved the 9th idea, it can fit nicely in the garden!

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