If you know me, then you know I am a collector of rocks. All kinds of rocks. Small rocks, large rocks, colorful rocks, and rocks of all shapes. But what to do with all these rocks I bring home? I can't just keep piling them up in the corner of my yard because my husband wants to know what my plans are.

Here are some ideas I found online that I absolutely love and wanted to pass along to other rock collectors or maybe these ideas will get you started on collecting rocks. I have not been able to do all of these projects but a few of the photo's below are what I have done with rocks to help decorate around the house & yard.

Painting rocks with the kiddo's is a great activity for everyone.  You can take this step a bit further by hiding your painted rocks around town and posting to social media.  Check out Great Falls Rocks.


Rock beds and boarders.


Here are a few ways to help decorate your home with rocks.  I filled up a glass bowl and vase, with my favorite tumbled rocks that I have collected over the years.  I also added a string of small decorative lights I picked up for under $6.


Last but not least is my rock cairns.  Simple.  Just start stacking those flat round rocks!  You can epoxy the rocks together or drill a hole in the middle of each rock and use a metal dowel to hold the rocks in place.


Keep collecting those rocks!  It's a great outdoor hobby that keeps you active and doesn't cost you an arm and a leg.

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