Is your backyard filled with rocks, stones, and pebbles? If you’re trying to figure out what to do with them, we have the solutions! There are many ways you can easily use stones to add character, whimsy, color, and beauty to your garden. From games and water features to mosaics and zen-like inspiration, here are nine ways you can turn your rocks and stones into gorgeous garden art.

Rocks Make Wonderful Tic-Tac-Toe Pieces

Make your own tic-tac-toe table with stones and a tree stump to provide a fun and natural place for you and your kids to play.
Exterior fun with rocks! Hometalk

Building a DIY tic-tac-toe board out of natural elements makes your garden a unique and fun place for children to play. Find stones that are roughly the same shape and size and use paint to transform them into ladybugs and bees. Your kids will love playing tic-tac-toe outside!

Use Rocks to Make a DIY Water Feature

Make your own water feature for your garden or backyard using flat stones.
Outdoor water fountain Instructables

Making your own DIY water feature to place in your backyard gives you an incredible sense of accomplishment and you’ll love how a stone water feature looks in your garden. The soft sounds of trickling water down the sides of the rocks will help you relax and achieve a zen-like state.

Use Stones to Make Garden Markers

Paint your rocks and write the herbs you're growing to make cute and fun DIY garden markers
Gardening tips with stones Crafts By Amanda

Whether you’re a seasoned herbalist or just starting your herb garden, DIY garden markers made out of rocks are a cute and fun way to know exactly which herbs you’re growing.

Create a Beautiful Pebble Mosaic

Make your own stunning pebble mosaic walkway to add whimsy and personality to your garden
Stone walkways in the garden Wonderful DIY

If you have the patience to create a stone mosaic walkway, it will greatly increase the aesthetics of your backyard or garden. Using a spiral shape will add a sense of whimsy to any area and will wow you and your guests!

Turn Them Into Inspiration Stones

By writing inspirational words on stones and laying them around your garden, you'll be reminded of how much you have to be thankful for and be able to achieve a relaxing and zen-like state more easily.
Home decor for the garden Elizabeth's Embellishments

Meditating is a great way to reduce stress and being outside while meditating can enhance the benefits. Create a sanctuary for yourself by writing inspirational words on stones or pebbles and laying them around your meditation area.

Build a DIY Stone Cairn

Add something unique to your garden with a DIY stone cairn. Cairns are essentially man-made stacks or piles of stones. They can add a zen-like atmosphere to your backyard.
Stone garden Pinterest

A cairn is essentially a man-made stack or pile of stones. While they’re traditionally used as trail markers in many parts of the world, creating your own cairn in your backyard can create a sense of zen or act as mini landmarks in your yard.

Create Zenstones With Sharpies

If you have an artistic hand, all you need is a Sharpie and some stones to create stunning works of art for your garden
INterior decor with stones Buzzfeed

For those with an artistic eye, all you need to create interesting and beautiful stones is a Sharpie. Lay your stones around your garden to add homemade artwork to your backyard.

Turn Pebbles Into Cute Critters With Paint

Painting stones and turning them into cute critters is a great craft project for kids and adults alike!
Glue gun home decor A Girl And A Glue Gun

Whimsical gardens are filled with fun, and one of the easiest ways to add a bit of whimsy to your backyard or garden is with painted rocks. You can find rocks and pebbles in many different shapes and sizes, so you can turn them into almost anything with a little paint. Painting rocks is a great craft activity to do with your kids, too!

Use Glow-In-The-Dark Pebbles for Landscaping

Glow-in-the-dark stones and pebbles can make incredible nighttime lighting for your backyard and garden.
Unique glow stones iCreative Ideas

When it comes to lighting your backyard, stones are probably the last thing you would think of. Fortunately, these glow-in-the-dark stones make incredibly beautiful and eye-catching lighting for walkways, garden beds, or anything else you can think of.

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