DIY Painted Celtic Stones

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I hope you’re all having a lovely week and enjoying your summer :). When you’re reading this I’ll actually be away on holiday in Slovenia, but in an attempt to be a dedicated blogger I’ve tried to write I a few posts in advance.

You’re probably wondering what purpose a painted rock serves. Honestly, none. But really who doesn’t like a bit of useless Celtic-inspired room decor lying around the house? It adds to the atmosphere ;). Plus I’ve seen decorated stones all over Pinterest so apparently there’s something likable about them.

But why ‘Celtic’ you ask? Well, I study Art History at school this year and seeing as I live in Ireland there’s a huge focus on Celtic Art. Now, while I didn’t particularly enjoy having to describe ancient Celtic artifacts in excruciating detail, it did give me the idea to decorate these stones with Celtic designs like spirals, triskeles and interlocking patterns. The really intricate Celtic artwork I studied was often made of gold, which is why I chose metallic golden paint for this DIY. Top Tip: If you don’t have any paint, just use nail polish. Works every time.

What you need

stone 1

  • Paintbrush
  • Stone (make sure it’s got quite a smooth surface)
  • Gold Acrylic Paint

Simple Celtic Designs*

 

Method

stone 2

  1. First, you want to wash and dry the stone to make sure it’s completely clean.
  2. Next, paint a celtic design* onto your rock.
  3. Leave to dry and you’re done!stone 3

 

Well that’s all for today. Let me know in the comments below if you guys have gone to any fun places over the summer and make sure to like this post if you like stones, or the Celts, or pointless room decor!

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47 comments

  1. goldenpinkjournal · February 4

    These look amazing for rocks lol love it💕😍

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  2. betterdaywithme · January 21

    Really cute! Have to try this when I get some stones!

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  3. G. Tolley · January 2

    Awesome!

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  4. Mari · December 16, 2016

    The stones look great! I am going to try it as well!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    • maya · December 17

      You’re welcome 🙂 I’m glad you like it!

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  5. Red · November 19, 2016

    nice diy

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    • maya · November 24, 2016

      thanks!

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  6. Abi Akinyele · October 20, 2016

    Fabulous idea! Every now and then I take my kiddos on a nature walk and we pick up rocks to paint. It’s been a while since we’ve embarked on such adventure and my 6-yr old is always asking that we do it again.

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    • maya · October 28, 2016

      Make sure to tweet me pictures of your stone art @ArtsyTeenBlog if you try it out!

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  7. Polomi · September 3, 2016

    This is so cool! Gonna try for sure 🙂

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    • maya · September 3, 2016

      Make sure to tweet me a pic @ArtsyTeenBlog if you do! 🙂

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  8. Stink"N"Cute · August 20, 2016

    Most definitely sharing this on my Facebook page! Great rainy day idea! 😊 💜

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    • maya · August 24, 2016

      Thanks! I live in Ireland, so I need plenty of ‘rainy day’ ideas in my life 😉 If you try making them, make sure to tweet me a pic @ArtsyTeenBlog!

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  9. Jennifer Poyntz · August 18, 2016

    As an Irish person, I loved this! ❤

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    • maya · August 24, 2016

      Thank you! Nice to have some fellow irish readers 😉

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  10. MantraaMugdha · August 4, 2016

    Just love it

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  11. MantraaMugdha · August 4, 2016

    Great ideas!

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    • maya · August 6, 2016

      Thanks!

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  12. Sally Ooms · July 29, 2016

    You have so many great ideas so beautifully presented. Glad to know about you. I own a gallery and have kids in to paint and do other projects. Will definitely be doing some of yours.

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    • maya · July 30, 2016

      Thank you! 🙂

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  13. alyssajohnson101 · July 24, 2016

    I wish I was artsy!

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  14. Spence's Girl · July 22, 2016

    Your blog is awesome and I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Blogger Award – to accept, go to: https://spencesgirl.com/2016/07/22/sunshine-blogger-award-2/
    Congratulations!!

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  15. mhloecanahan · July 21, 2016

    Love these! Such a simple idea!

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    • maya · July 22, 2016

      I know! Sometimes it´s nice to have really simple DIYs that you can make in 5 minutes.

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      • mhloecanahan · July 22, 2016

        I completely agree! It can be a bit disheartening to take on a massive project sometimes

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  16. AlifyaLifestyle · July 21, 2016

    So cute !!

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  17. pallaviwashivale · July 21, 2016

    I am gonna try this for sure 🙂

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    • maya · July 22, 2016

      Let me know how it goes!

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  18. Better side of life · July 21, 2016

    Pretty post 🙂 Are you kidding me? Slovenia? If you need any tips on where to go, ask away. 🙂

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    • maya · July 22, 2016

      Aw thanks! Are you from there? I`m actually in Germany now, but Slovenia was amazing!

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      • Better side of life · July 23, 2016

        Yes 🙂 Too bad you already left! Glad you enjoyed your time here and keep having a great time travelling!

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        • maya · July 27, 2016

          Thanks! I might write a little travel post on it:)

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  19. Shopaholicsblog · July 21, 2016

    Love Celtic art✨

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    • maya · July 22, 2016

      Same, it´s so intricate isn´t it?

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  20. allotmentblog · July 21, 2016

    Those look fab! We are going to try some painted stones this week… I have a tasteful one on our doorstep (‘welcome’) but my daughter wants to make some ladybird rocks!

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    • maya · July 22, 2016

      Cute idea! I might try making those with my little sister 🙂

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  21. Kadii · July 21, 2016

    Such a cute idea

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  22. Susan Halloran · July 20, 2016

    Love these!

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  23. Maria Matthews · July 20, 2016

    You make it look easy but I am sure it is not

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    • maya · July 22, 2016

      Hahaha thank you, but I promise with a bit of practise it´s really simple 😉

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  24. TheLivingMe · July 20, 2016

    Ooooohh!! It’s so pretty and easy!

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  25. maudalush · July 20, 2016

    love this!!

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