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Get outside and collect some rocks. You're gonna want to make these 10 DIYs

A popular games for kids these days is to paint rocks, hide them in a public place and enjoy knowing someone will stumble across them. Rock hunting is a fun hobby, but there are other things you can do with rocks, including creating crafts. These unassuming items can transform into everything from whimsical game pieces to helpful knobs.
Rock candles
All people need some extra "zen" in their lives, and these candles are a creative way to help achieve it. With their spa-like look, the candles are ideal for any room that needs some added tranquillity. Pro tip: Use painters tape when securing the rocks while they dry. If you use something with too much grip, such as duct tape, it will be difficult to remove.
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Rock photo holders (h/t Organize & Decorate Everything)
Use rocks to create rustic and charming photo holders for prints. Super easy to make, these are fun to use and a unique way to display favorite images or postcards because every rock is a little bit different.
Rock frame (h/t Dollar Store Crafts)
Craft a creative and affordable frame by adding rocks to a basic version. Mix up the color, size and texture of the rocks for a more visually interesting frame. If you want a more personal touch, incorporate rocks picked up on a trip to the beach.
Rock bath mat
This DIY project will give your bathroom a more modern look. In the video, the crafter glues lighter rocks around the outside edge, followed by darker rocks, creating a distinct border. If you want your mat to have a more natural look, simply use a mix of colors throughout. Pro tip: Only pour out small amounts of glue at a time as it dries super quickly.
Outdoor chess board (h/t My Heart & My Home Boutique)
Add some fun to your patio with this cool backyard chess board that uses rock markers. Easy for kids and adults to make and enjoy, this charming chess board keeps everyone entertained.
Rock magnets (h/t Alisa Burke)
Turn ordinary rocks into colorful refrigerator decorations with this funky DIY. Craft easy to create magnets using only a few supplies, and color coordinate the rocks with your kitchen decor for a chic look.
Garden markers
Instead of the same old stakes in the ground, do something different in your garden. Create rock garden markers to differentiate veggies and enjoy this more colorful approach to gardening. Customize the rocks as you desire and prepare for visitors asking "Where did you get those?"
Rock dominoes (h/t Martha Stewart)
A handful of rocks makes an easy game on the go for kids and grownups. It's simple to make dominos from flat, smooth stones using only a paint pen. Toss them into a bag and take them anywhere for portable family fun.
Affirmation stones (h/t Make Your Mark)
Give yourself a smile when you paint stones with positive and meaningful affirmations. These make delightful paperweights for a desk. They also serve as constant reminders about why you should be grateful and keep in mind positive things even on the toughest days.
Cactus pet rocks
Make cacti that won't poke your fingers when you use rocks to simulate the desert plants. This fun craft will entertain kids of all ages. You can put the cactus rocks into pots to make them even more authentic and appropriate for a desk decoration.
Painted stones (h/t Industry Standard Design)
Paint rocks with pretty pastel colors and use them in a variety of ways. Some examples include desk decorations, meditation stones or as additions to a clear vase or container for a centerpiece.
Cabinet knobs (h/t Lilliedale)
Give your kitchen a whole new look by using this clever DIY project to create rock cabinet knobs. Rustic and shabby, these knobs give cabinets a unique and custom look.
Tic tac toe
This adorable DIY project is ideal for the backyard or when camping. Although the gold is super chic, you can customize tic tac toe rocks to be whatever color you like best. The best part? If you lose a game piece you can just paint yourself another one.
Rock trivets
Turn your rocks into a rock trivet. Functional and pretty! Now you don't need to worry about where to put that hot teapot. Plus, it protects desks, kitchen countertops, and other sensitive surfaces.
Rock flower art
Make your own flower art with your collected rocks. Glue the rocks to a wooden board for a rustic look. You can also use spray paint for added color.
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