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How to Make Painted Rocks: Grape Hyacinths

With bunches of grape hyacinths popping up throughout my garden, I thought it would be nice to show how to make painted rocks into simple and pretty spring flowers.

Oval stones painted white with purple grape hyacinths on a gray textured surface

Grape Hyacinths are one of my favourite perennials simply because they are the first flowers to bloom in the Spring. They scream “Spring is here!” and trust me after this latest Winter, I’m ready for it. Painting these grape hyacinths are super simple, with only four easy steps. So let’s jump right in and get started!

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And for some other nature-inspired rock painting ideas, check out how to turn easy painted rocks into magnets and rock painting woodland animals. Or if you’re ready for some holiday crafts, try these Christmas rock painting ideas! And coming soon, we’ll share a simple tutorial for all-over daisy painted rocks.

Materials Needed to Paint Grape Hyacinths on Rocks:

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Instructions for How to Make Painted Rocks:

Protect your work surface. Paint the entire surface of the rock in Cotton Ball white using the larger flat paint brush. Leave to dry. Add another coat of white if needed and turn over to paint both sides of the rock.  

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Using a fine tip paint brush, paint three thin lines in Turf Green as shown. Leave to dry fully before moving to next step.

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With the back end of the paint brush, dip the end in Eggplant paint and dab small dots from the middle of the green stem upwards. Start with larger dots and make smaller as you go up. Leave to dry.

Repeat on the other two stems.

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Dip the back end of the paintbrush in Iris and dab smaller dots over top of the darker purple dots working your way upward.

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What is your favorite Spring flower?  

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Mary McDowell

Monday 30th of December 2019

very interesting and fun


Monday 4th of June 2018

Pinned, and shared! Love the flowers. They remind me of some we used to have in our yard, but I think the ones my mom planted might have been blue.

Jane and Sonja

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Thank you, Alexandra! These are one of the earlier flowers to bloom in the Spring here in Canada. And yes, they are more blue than purple but you can paint them in any color really.

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