Mini OC’s Pebble Painting

Although it’s Summer, recently it’s been rather stormy, cold and wet. So recently we decided to do some indoor crafting after a very cold and blustery trip to the beach. Having successfully decorating my ukulele with nail varnish, I thought that a good, hard wearing way to decorate pebbles would also be to use the left over nail varnish. Inspired by images we had seen on Pinterest, the girls made ‘Thank You’ pebbles for their teachers, little fairy houses and many other designs, of which these are a few.

Painting the clean, sand free pebble.

Painting the clean, sand free pebble.

Inspired by Fairy Houses on Pinterest.

Inspired by Fairy Houses on Pinterest.

Some of the pebbles are destined for our allotment, so the girls thought it would be lovely to paint little Fairy Houses which could either sit in or by the vegetable beds – they already have a collection of Gnomes which hide amongst the plants there!

Finished painting the pebble, just needs further decoration.

Finished painting the pebble, just needs further decoration.

Fairy House finished and ready for it's close-up!

Fairy House finished and ready for it’s close-up!

Once the painting as finished and dried, using marker pen to add further outlines and details, really enhanced the finished piece.

'Welcome' stone for the allotment.

‘Welcome’ stone for the allotment.

This is such a fun activity, cheap and easy to do. My seven year old had a great time, mass producing presents for friends and teachers.

Dog and Cat Pebbles made by my youngest OC.

Dog and Cat Pebbles made by my youngest OC.

Gorgeous Fairy House made by little OC.

Gorgeous Fairy House made by little OC.

My eldest two daughter’s made these lovely Fairy Houses – I love the detail!

Fairy House Pebbles.

Fairy House Pebbles.

Once we get some of these pebbles down the allotment, I think it would be great to make more with either the bed numbers on them, the type of paints growing or just more fairy houses…

School has now broken up for the Summer, so I am really looking forward to spending a lot of the time making with the girls, as my eldest daughter recently started Secondary School and she is very concerned that Textiles is being discouraged at G.C.S.E. So the plan is to gain as much knowledge and practice at home, so that she can have that wonderful, relaxing and productive skill for life – regardless of what she wants to be ‘when she grows up’. Rant over…

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About obsesivcreativ

I am a freelance textile artist working with and teaching traditional textile techniques including hooky and proggy matting, patchwork and quilting, batik, embroidery, spinning, knitting and crochet. I work with schools, community groups, museums and galleries creating mad and wonderful things such as Egyptian mummies, story-telling tents, rainforest maps and even coffins...
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