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Make this Simple DIY Pebble Art in an Hour!

Transform treasures found in nature into creative, one-of-a-kind art with this simple DIY pebble art craft. It makes a beautiful piece of a decor from your home or a thoughtful gift for someone special!

Decorated bedroom side table.

One-of-a-Kind Pebble Art

The idea of making art using materials you find outside is really appealing for us. Most of our crafts are in some way inspired by nature so much so that we even have a “nature crafts” category on our blog! These crafts make great handmade gifts or crafts to sell.

Completed pebble art in a small blue frame on a dark wood surface. A mall plotted plant is to the left side.

We created and shared this project idea a couple years ago on Crafts by Amanda but surprisingly haven’t shared it here yet. Everytime I walk by my framed rock art at home, I’m reminded to share this simple craft with our readers! So here it is, friends, we hope you enjoy it.

Materials Needed:

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Materials needed to make pebble art including pebbles, twigs, picture frame, paper cutter, glue and pens.

How to Make a Pebble Art Picture:

Gathering the Pebbles and Twigs

This is probably going to sound strange but when you’re looking for pebbles to use as “birds”, choose pieces that resemble a bird’s body. The pieces should be rounded, plump and have a bit of a belly.

Assembling:

Cut cardstock to size. 

Cutting white card stock with a paper cutter.

Temporarily lay your pieces on the paper to play around with the placement before glueing. 

Place the twig onto the paper as desired.

Positioning twigs onto the white card stock.

Place the larger sized pebbles along the twig to resemble birds perching.

Placing the larger sized pebbles above the twig.

Begin to place the smaller sized pebbles along the edges of the twig to resemble leaves. If you have them, you could consider adding some green sea glass for leaves instead of the stones.

Adding smaller sized pebbles along the edges of the twig.

Lift one larger pebble at a time and using a pencil, faintly draw the bird beaks and the bird feet. Replace the larger pebble on top.

Using a pencil to faintly draw bird beaks and bird feet above the twig.

Repeat with the second larger pebble.

If you’re happy with the drawing, trace over top of the pencil markings with a fine tip black sharpie. Let it dry and erase any visible pencil markings.

When you’re satisfied with the overall design, you can start to secure the pieces to the paper. 

Using protective gloves, begin to dab Krazy Glue to the back side of the twig and press onto the paper. Hold for 10 seconds to secure in place.

Repeat with each pebble. Hold in place on paper for 10 seconds before moving on to the next pebble.

Leave it to fully set overnight. 

Close up of a blue frame pebble art resembling two birds perched on a tree branch.

That’s it! You have a beautiful piece of one-of-a-kid rock art for your home! We love how this piece turned out so much we’re planning to make pebble art family soon.

Did you notice that beautiful blue painted picture frame, it’s the same Serene blue chalky paint we used to refinish an outdated bedroom dresser.

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Framed pebble art resembling two birds perched on a tree branch with text overlay "beautiful diy pebble art."

How to Make Pebble Art

Jane and Sonja
Add a one-of-a-kind decoration to your home with this pretty and simple DIY pebble art idea!
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Materials
  

  • 2 Pebbles – assorted sizes and shapes
  • Twig
  • Picture frame glass removed
  • White cardstock
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Fine tip Sharpie black
  • Krazy Glue
  • Paper cutter or ruler and scissors

Instructions
 

  • Cut cardstock to size.
  • Place the twig onto the paper as desired.
  • Place the larger sized pebbles along the twig to resemble birds perching.
  • Begin to place the smaller sized pebbles along the edges of the twig to resemble leaves.
  • Lift one larger pebble at a time and using a pencil, faintly draw the bird beaks and the bird feet.
  • Repeat with the second larger pebble.
  • Trace over top of the pencil markings with a fine tip black sharpie.
  • Using protective gloves, begin to dab Krazy Glue to the back side of the twig and press onto the paper. Hold for 10 seconds to secure in place.
  • Repeat with each pebble.
  • Leave it to fully set overnight.
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Linda

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

This is lovely.

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