Friday, September 2, 2011

This isn't your ordinary pet rock!!

This is another cute project that I made! Of course Mod-Podge was involved!!  I couldn't help myself!! lol!
 Is it a pet rock??? paper weight??  garden decor?   Well it could be whatever you want it to be!!

Here's what was used:
craft paint/brush
foam sticker-hummingbird
fine point marker
Mod-podge/foam brush 
magazine pages-flowers
paper plate

No, you are not looking at a potato!! It's a big rock that I found in one of my  flower beds.  I'm sure that there's a difference between a rock and a stone, but everything is a rock to me, lol!  Well I have no idea where it came from , since all of our beds are lined with moss rocks.
This was just there one day.... ¯\(ˆˆ¸)/¯  <--I don't know!! But, if it's in my yard it's mine now!

I used a hummingbird sticker and placed it where I wanted.
Luckily this  rock was smooth and had a semi flat bottom, so it was perfect.
(the rock was washed and air dried the night before)

Using my fine Sharpie I carefully traced around the foam sticker.  
(please excuse  Ms. SausageHands Mcgee)  I have little fat!!

After carefully tracing around I then removed the sticker!!
I was  thinking about leaving it on and continue.

Here is my handy-dandy little brush that I used.  I just squeezed a couple of drops  of the color that I chose onto the paper plate.  (this is not pictured)

I carefully painted in my tracing.  That tiny little pink dot is where I'll paint the  eye.   

All done....well with the painting part! 

Mod-podge time!! ☺  I cut out some pages of Lilacs from a magazine  and arranged the pieces on the rock. I put some on the  side like the hummingbird was taking the sap and I put it along the back side too.


I applied about 2 coats of Mod-Podge.  I left it to dry over night since I was too tired  to sit there and watch it dry!! lol!

Pretty cute huh?!?!  Since the bottom is pretty flat, I cut out a oval shape from the felt and just hot glued it on.   Just in case it stays in the house as decoration.  I don't want any scratches on my furniture!

Sorry for the blurry pic!!  I wanted to see it near my plants by the window.

Well here is the finished project!!  I think it came out really cute.  I didn't take a picture of the back but it came out nicely.  I haven't decided what I want to do with it.  Paper weight, garden decor, or just a cute decoration for somewhere in my house.

Well take a stroll outdoors and see what you can find.......let a rock inspire you!

 linked this up with
HomeSweetFarm - Crafty Friday



  1. That rock project came out great!

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  2. thank you for the comments!! I am now following as well!!

  3. Oh! How nice! :) I'm following you from the weekend blog hop. Best Regards! :)

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  4. This is a very clever idea. I'm always finding rocks like these on the beach near where I live and you've given me a great idea.

    Am following you from Lots of Lovin’ Weekend Blog Hop.

    CJ xx

  5. Looks like a good project for our wkd full of playdates. Thanks for sharing on Wild Wkd Hop.

  6. Yay for modge podge! (I know I say/spell it wrong!) I use the stuff all the time for my projects as well.

    Your newest follower,
    Rikka J.
    Ricochet and Away!

  7. Hi, I am your newest follower via the Lots of Lovin' Weekend Hop. Your blog is so stylish. Love it! Please follow back at Have a wonderful weekend!!

  8. I totally used to make pet rocks all the time growing up! haha. This one is a lot prettier than the ones I made.

    Stopping by from the Sunday Funday Hop!

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  9. Hi, Joining you from the blog hop:)

    Love the "pet rock" so creative, going to have to do that as a craft with my kiddo:)

    Would love if you could follow me back:)

  10. Great Blog, new follower from the hop. I hope you can stop by and check me out!

  11. Super cute! I'll have to try this!

    New follower from Get Wired Wednesday.
    Would love to have you follow back

  12. WOW! That looks great! Thanks for linking up with TFC!

  13. Wow this is awesome!
    It was great to see you at Scrappy Saturdays, don't forget to come back this weekend!

  14. Just wanted to let you know...
    I'm featuring you on this coming Tutorial Tuesday!

    Thanks for submitting this cute project!



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