5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

I have been out in my garden a lot this summer, and ended up buying one of those big sacks of stones to make a path. I had a fair amount left over, so I decided to think about crafting ideas using little garden rocks.

You’ve probably noticed that recently I have been fixated on fast and easy crafts that you can do in a matter of minutes, like these popsicle stick ideas or these candle holder crafts.

That’s because while I love big, complex, and involved projects, I know a lot of new crafters are just looking for something quick and easy to get started. Plus, plenty of folks are busy juggling tons of responsibilities throughout the day, and you sometimes only get a few minutes to sit down and be creative.

Below, you can learn 5 super simple crafts using simple garden stones. The entire video is under 5 minutes long!

Materials:

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Wooden frame
Small garden gravel rocks
Medium river rocks
Shells, twine and other embellishments
Hot glue and glue gun
Pipe cleaners
Small glass bottle
Cardboard or paper
Votive candle
Green and white paint
Small flower pot
Small clip

Directions:

Picture Frame

1. Get a wooden picture frame.
Picture Frame - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

2. Glue small garden gravel rocks around the edges along with shells, twine, pearls, and other embellishments.

Picture Frame - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

Picture Frame - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

Picture Display

1. Get three larger, rounded river stones and glue them together.

Picture Display - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

2. Wrap a pipe cleaner around them.

Picture Display - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

3. Glue on any embellishments you like.

4. Add a small clip at the top and use it to hold a photograph.

Picture Display - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

Picture Display - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

Picture Display - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

Bottle

1. Grab a small glass bottle and insert rocks, pearls, and/or shells inside.
Bottle - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

3. Insert a piece of bamboo or whatever other embellishments you want.

Bottle - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

4. Use twine to attach a tag which you can personalize.

Bottle - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes
Bottle - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

5. Close it with the cork.

Bottle - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

Candle

1. Put a bunch of small gravel chips inside a glass votive candle holder along with some pearls.

2. Tie twine around the outside along with a starfish or other embellishments.
Candle - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes
Candle - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes
Candle - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

3. Put a votive candle inside.

Candle - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

Cactus

1. Paint several rounded river rocks green and add white dots. Add some stripes and details to make them look like cacti.

Cactus - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes
Cactus - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes
Cactus - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

2. Put gravel chips in a flower pot.

3. Insert the “cacti” and embellish the pot.

Cactus - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

Cactus - 5 Cute Craft Ideas Using Garden Stones in Under 5 Minutes

What is awesome about these ideas is that they all use the same basic supplies (for the most part). So if you can make one project, you probably also have the materials you need to make the rest. Have fun!

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