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Patriotic Stamped Rocks

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Patriotic Stamped Rocks

We are a family that likes to collect rocks during our travels.   Does your family collect rocks too?  We have a lot of rocks.  River rocks, beach rocks, and mountain rocks which are stored in jars, drawers, boxes and bags. Yes, rocks we have in abundance!   I decided to use a few from our collection to make Patriotic Stamped Rocks.

This project is so easy to do and these stamped rocks look awesome sitting in flower pots, set on a table or shelf, or displayed in a bowl on the coffee table or patio.

Supplies used for Patriotic Stamped Rocks:

  • smooth, flat rocks
  • white and red ink pad
  • alphabet stamps
  • star stickers
  • Clear coat spray paint

Patriotic Stamped Rocks

My rocks don’t look like much, but they are perfect for crafting because they are so smooth.   If you have river rocks or beach rocks, you know that they always look their best when wet.  Dry, they are rather dull and gray as you can see in the photo above.

Patriotic Stamped Rocks

The rocks I used were on the small side,  so I mostly used my smallest alphabet stamps.    I did use larger alphabet stamps to stamp two of the rocks.   The white ink worked the best.  The red ink by its self, did not show up well on the dark-colored rocks.

Patriotic Stamped Rocks

Stamp a variety of patriotic-like words.  To add a touch of red, I did stamp red over white on two rocks.   The red showed up fine although a little more pink than red.  The star stickers were used on the smallest rocks.

Leave the rocks to dry and set for 20 minutes, then lightly spray with a gloss top coat.  This gives the rocks a ‘wet’ look and seals the stamp ink at the same time.

This is a fun project that can be easily finished in half an hour.

If you enjoyed this project, we’d love if you’d Pin the image below to share!  Thank you!

Patriotic Stamped River Rocks

Have fun creating some for yourself!

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14 Comment

  1. Reply
    May 31, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Love htis. Laurie!! So cute! Thanks so much for visting!!

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      June 1, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks Debbie! I hope you will share your Patriotic decor with us at the Celebrate the USA Link Party!

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    Linda at Mixed Kreations
    June 1, 2017 at 3:54 am

    Cute idea! I’ve been wanting to paint some ladybug rocks, and some vegetable markers.

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      June 1, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks Linda. I love the little lady bug painted rocks too!

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    Gail @Purple Hues and Me
    June 1, 2017 at 6:07 am

    What an adorable Patriotic craft! You ROCK, Laurie! I just had to say that! Lol! And it’s so much fun to do with kids. Imagine all the possibilities!

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      June 1, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks Gail! I agree. I think kids always have fun painting rocks!

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    June 1, 2017 at 7:35 am

    How fun! These would look great in a garden area, too. What a fun way to use your collected rocks for decor! I always forget about stamping as a way to dress things up. Pinning and sharing!

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      June 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks Beverly! I’ve got several ideas for these rocks, we’ll see how many of them I actually get to 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
    June 2, 2017 at 4:17 am

    I absolutely LOVE these! They would be perfect in or near a planter! ‘Gotta go make some! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      June 2, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Thanks Marci! I agree the would be great in a planter! Have fun making some 🙂

  6. Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    June 3, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Such a lovely idea to use stamps to glam up a collection of rocks. Such a pity the red doesn’t show up, I wonder if the pigment wasn’t strong enough ? Either way the white against the darker rocks look great

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      June 3, 2017 at 7:27 am

      I’m sure the red worked fine if I didn’t intend to seal them, which made these rocks too dark for just stamped red. Painting the rocks white with red and blue stamps would work, but I chose not to paint them. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
    June 4, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Featuring this great project on FB today! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      June 5, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks so much Marci! Appreciate the share 🙂

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