Asked on Sep 23, 2019

How can I upcycle a variety of aquarium rocks?



I have down sized my fish tanks and I have a lot of small colored rocks, what are some ways to use them.

9 answers
  • Agnes Chrzanowska
    Agnes Chrzanowska
    on Sep 23, 2019

    spray paint them and use them to decorate succulents

  • Gk
    on Sep 23, 2019

    Spread them on the dirt of inside potted plants.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    Lynn Sorrell
    on Sep 23, 2019

    glue them all over outside of lampshade or glass globe; glue them on flower pots;use them as drainage in bottom of planters;glue them on picture frames or mirrors;add them to mosaics;use them to make yourself some colorful new house numbers(glued onto wood numbers); use with resin and put onto tabletop; using cement make colorful stepping stones

  • Cheryl
    on Sep 24, 2019

    I just saw an idea for a 'Rainbow River", you could use something like a split open tube or hose to create a border along a walkway, and fill it with the colorful rocks. They'd also be great covering an old cracked flower pot. Use them in glass jars to place candles or solar lights into. I wonder how they look under a blacklight... ?!

  • GeorgiaBulldogsFan
    on Sep 24, 2019

    I think to maybe use them and glue them to the outside of unused floral vases or recycled pickle jars, etc. They would make them a colorful statement to hold your fresh flowers.

  • Flipturn
    on Sep 24, 2019

    I think that glueing them on to the outside of an item such as picture frame, mirror, or lampshade would be very impractical, as they would collect lint and dust and make it very hard to keep the it clean.

  • Vic38640748
    on Sep 25, 2019

    Use them in a fairy garden as ground cover or to make a trail or walkway to the fairy house.

  • Dar
    on Sep 26, 2019

    In another post I found "Resin confetti tray" that looked fun. You could do the same with your rocks I'm sure!

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