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The first time I picked up a stone and decided it needed to be painted, I was in 1st grade and we were on our family vacation to Lake Mead. It was on that trip that I fell in love with the idea of painting stones.
Many years have passed since then and now the painted rocks craze is widespread. It’s funny how these things come back around.
These days, I am a total crystal lover and metaphysical/esoteric studies enthusiast. Combine that with my need to be creative and crafty, and you get this super fun painted rocks craft featuring chakra colors and symbols!
If you don’t know a lot about chakras this Pocket Guide to Chakras is a good place to get familiar with them. They are basically the energy centers in our bodies and they effect so many things in our lives!
So I thought it would be super fun to create a set of chakra stones using found rocks. Not only are these DIY chakra stones a beautiful addition to any garden, they can be displayed almost anywhere in your space to help you stay positive and focused every day.
Making them by hand makes them even more special. You could even get pavers and make stepping stones with this same method!
DIY Chakra Stones: Hand Painted Rocks Tutorial
- Bought or found stones (You can use any size rocks that you prefer for this project. I used some that were about 2” wide and had a round rather than flat shape.)
- Craft Paint in chakra colors: purple, dark blue, light blue, green, yellow, orange, red, white and grey
- Paint brushes (a larger one for painting the rocks and a small one for painting the designs)
- Optional – clear sealant spray
- Wash and dry the stones and select the order in which you would like the colors to progress.
- Paint each stone one of each color of the chakras. You can apply as many coats as needed to reach your desired opacity. Let dry completely.
- With a pencil, draw your symbols on each rock. For these we used the “om” symbol in many different forms. You could also do peace signs, hearts, flowers or anything your heart desires.
- Paint your symbols. On the lighter colored stones use a grey paint to ensure it stands out. On the rest of the stones you can use white. Let dry.
- Optionally, use a clear coat spray in gloss or matte to keep the paint from fading over time.
- Pick a place where you want to display them. You can arrange them in your garden, in a large planter, on a shelf or even on your coffee table.