Friday, May 20, 2011

Painted Rocks/Decoupage- Tutorial

A while back, a friend of mine told me of a way to "paint" rocks with napkins. They make for a cute decoration in your home or office! So I finally decided to try it for myself. I wasn't sure what glue to buy from the bookstore (you see, we don't have craft stores here) so I thought maybe my Mod Podge, from another project of mine that didn't work out so well, might do the trick. It worked perfectly! To be honest I was a little bummed that I brought the "MP" all the way from the States only to see that it looks just like Elmer's Glue but costs $7.00! I'm not sure if it has the same glueing power as Elmer's, but it's magic, and I'm stuck!  So here is my tutorial on "painted" rocks....

        You'll need: Mod Podge(mine is matte), scissors, paintbrush, and  napkins with a cute print

Cut out desired print. My napkins have a "coffee" theme. How appropriate since I work in the bar at the hotel!

I cut a piece too big for my rock. Cut again.

Much better.
Start by applying a thin layer to your rock with the Mod Podge.

Immediately lay on the napkin and spread another layer on top.

Let dry. I lay mine out in direct sunlight and they were dry in less than 10 minutes.

Make more. Arrange in pretty vase or whatever else you may have handy for display.
 See how cute they are?

Thank you for making these pretty "painted" rocks with me!


  1. I Love Mod Podge! Cute idea! Thanks for stopping by today!

  2. Wow, this is so simple but adorable :) Great idea!


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