I find smooth rocks while walking Abby. 🐶 You can also purchase them online or buy a bucket of stones from a landscaping business. I used a variety of small paintbrushes and a few colors of paint from my stash.
Something Cute for Your Herb Garden!
I love easy and cute projects. It seems like this year we are spending a lot of time in our garden. The hubby plants the herb garden and I use painted stones to add a little bit of interest.
Gather your supplies.
Paint the center.
I decided not to paint the entire rock. It gives it a more natural look. Pick a paint brush small enough to do the job. I use paint samples purchased from Lowe’s hardware. I painted a somewhat oval shape following the contour of the rock leaving some space at the edge.
Add extra detail.
Using a toothpick that had the tip cut off I made white dots and dashes around the colored center. I used the end of a small paint brush for larger dots. Have fun experimenting with this.
It might be nice to have two different color plant markers. I especially love this green color. It did need two coats to get it dark enough. I only needed one coat of the red.
Lettering and finishing the stones.
I used a short bristled fine paint brush to paint the name of the plant. Free hand and not at all perfect but just right for this project. Next time I’ll use fine tipped paint markers that I ordered. Can’t wait! I then used a sealer to get each stone ready for the outdoors.
Sliced fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil and balsamic vinegar. A great summer salad.
Abby always has to get in the picture!!
I made a set for my daughter and used the small flat rate postal box to mail them to her. Just a little surprise to brighten up her day and her garden.