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Festive Christmas Rock Painting Ideas

If you’re looking for Christmas rock painting ideas, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be the first to admit it, we are a little obsessed with rock painting these days. If you’ve already given it a try, you know how fun and strangely relaxing it can be to paint rocks!

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Today we’re joining 19 of our Canadian blogging friends for a Christmas Craft Blog Hop hosted by the lovely Shannon at AKA Design! At the end of this post you’ll find links to nearly 2 dozen fun, festive and inspiring Christmas crafting ideas. From decorations, gift wrapping ideas to greeting cards and more, you’ll find tons of beautiful holiday crafts to try.

Christmas Rock Painting Ideas

Rock painting continues to be a popular trend. It’s fun and relaxing to make little works of art on this tiny, natural canvases. Keep reading below for our tutorial on how to paint magical little elf shoes on rocks just in time for Christmas. And for additional Christmas rock painting ideas, check out these projects we’ve recently shared on the DecoArt website:

Love Peace Joy Painted Christmas Rocks

Hand-letter some chalkboard-inspired stones with thoughtful phrases.

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Around the Christmas Tree Painted Rocks

These festive painted rocks would look adorable placed together under the tree.

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Santa’s Helpers Painted Christmas Rocks

With these little helpers Santa is sure to get those gifts delivered in record time.

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Getting Cozy for Winter Painted Rocks 

Stay warm and cozy with all your knitted winter-wear essentials 🙂

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Simple Painted Snowflake Rocks

Bring a bit of winter indoors with these pretty snowflakes.

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Supplies needed to make Painted Elf Shoe Christmas Rocks:

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Christmas rock painting

Instructions for Painting Elf Shoes on Rocks:

Here are some helpful tips before you get started:

  1. Wash the rock and let it dry completely before painting.
  2. Protect work surface with sheet of newspaper.
  3. Allow paint to fully dry between steps and when changing to a new color.
  4. Repeat each step as needed for additional coverage.

Paint an elf shoe shape onto the center of the rock in Lipstick red color.


Using a fine tip paint brush, dip the brush into soft gold metallic color and add a small bell to the tip of the elf shoe.

Christmas rock painting
Paint the zig zag band at the top in Apple Green color. Leave the paint to dry fully and then add an additional coat of paint for better coverage.

Christmas rock painting
Once dry, add a decorative band in Turf Green color over top of the red and green portion of the shoe.

Christmas rock painting

The instructions are the same for each style of elf shoe.  Simply alternate the colors to get a new look and add different decorative details to the shoes like we’ve done here.

These Christmas rock painting ideas are so cute and versatile. You can gift a few (literally put rocks in someone’s stockings 😀 ) or cluster a set together on your holiday mantle (see some on our Cozy Coastal Christmas mantel). They’d make lovely napkin weights (see our painted rock pumpkins on our woodland themed Thanksgiving tablescape) or use them as story stones. Also, the multi-surface paint can be used outdoors: place some in your garden or porch or leave them at the park for a neighbour to find.

We scatter ours everywhere around our homes. The painted Joy rock looks lovely with our Buffalo plaid painted wood crate.

And once we’re through the holiday season, you can continue with the rock painting trend by making these painted shark rocks in plenty of time for the summer.

More Inspiring Christmas Craft Ideas

Now it’s time to see all the other fun and festive craft ideas from our fellow Canadian bloggers. Be sure to stop by and visit them for your Christmas crafting inspiration.

From left to right, top to bottom:

AKA Design | Vinyet Etc. | The DIY Mommy | A Pretty Life

Sustain My Craft Habit | A Pretty Fix | Making it in the Mountains | The Learner Observer

BrooklynBerryDesigns | Country Parent | Craftberry Bush | Amidst the Chaos

northstory | Life is a Party | Pink Little Notebook | hodge:podge

This Mamas Dance | Rambling Renovators | Suburble | PMQ for two (not shown)

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