Painted Holiday Rock With Purpose

How adorable is this rock? It is not any ordinary rock. It is a special holiday hand-painted and button embellished rock that we use to hold the door open.  It is a rock with a message and a purpose.


I hand painted the tree on the big heavy rock with Americana paints by Deco-Art.  I love these paints because they are thick enough that when I paint on a rough surface with a slant they don’t run.


When it was dry, I used Glue Dots to add the buttons (Radical Red from my Laura Kelly collection with Buttons Galore).  Then I used a Sharpie marker and added a message to the back.


I think these rocks would be adorable in all sizes and shapes as door holders and spreaders of Christmas spirit.  I plan to paint a bunch of little ones with messages to hand out over the next few weeks at the Starbucks drive through and the bank and to people I meet while out on my daily adventures.  Here are some of the messages I plan to use:

  • Spread Cheer
  • Joy to the World
  • Follow the Star
  • Christmas is Love

Here is the rock hard at work, holding the door to my bedroom open so our puppy won’t play with it and close herself out.


I can’t wait to make more.  This little quick project was really fun.

Happy Creating Holiday Magic!





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