Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Painted Pebble Plant Markers

So much fun to make these plant markers.  A perfect summer craft for the kiddoes too, especially if you have potted plants and or a garden.

I found a bag of these pebbles at Michaels for only 6.99.  You can also find some in your yard or at the beach.  I'm sure if I still had kids around, I would have sent them out to find some for me but since I don't, I go shopping for them :)

Here are my pebbles.  There are around 10 in each bag. 

The first step is to prime them which I did with some chalk paint.  Let dry for an hour or overnight.

 I completely forgot to take pictures while I designed and painted the stones so here I have them already painted, stamped and with a coat of polyurethane.  I have a plethora of acrylic paint colors and wanted mine pebbles to pop out in color.  I gave each pebble at least 2 coats of the acrylic paint. 

The lettering on the pebbles were done with these wood stamps I also found at Michaels.  I also used a black sharpie pen for the circle.  Once I stamped each pebble I let it dry for about an hour and then covered each pebble with the polyurethane, one side at a time.

 And here's my favorite part, placing them with their matching plant :)

Saving the best one for last, the lady bug.  Isn't she...he cute?? :)  Just adds that special touch to my potted plants :)

Hope you're having a great start to your summer.  Paint some pebbles and get yourself out there and enjoy some gardening :)

Until next time,


  1. Oh, for cute!
    Thanks for the 'how to's'.

    Have a happy day.

  2. They are adorable..
    I have been away for a few days..and brought back 2 stones to paint..I could have brought bags back..but had no bag on hand just a pocket;)
    But the reason I popped by..was that I just saw this on Pinterest and it has your name all over it:)

    1. You're so thoughtful! Thank you and YES, that is a definite project I will have fun working on. Gotta get me a pallet!! :)