Father’s Day Present


For Father’s Day you could easily make Dad the Mothers’ Day gift I posted about last month or…have fun with paint like we did! I love days like this where we spend the whole morning together, listening to our favorite music and sitting around the table together painting. Best. Day. Ever…Well, so far this week!

My aunt did this project; don’t hers look perfect? She’s placed them in her beautiful garden. Here is our knock-off version:


  • Arcylic Paints
  • Sharpies
  • Large rocks
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrushes
  • Varathane “Spar Urethane–Outdoor” by Rust-Oleum (a clear, water-base ssemi-gloss coating intended to protect outdoor furniture but it can be used on different types of surfaces)
  • Cute hands or paws to trace



Clean the rocks you want to personalize and let dry.


Trace or draw the names, paws, hands, images you want on the rock lightly with a pencil.


Paint them in with the acrylic paints.


When dry, give the images more sharpness by outlining them with the sharpies.


Take the rocks outside and spray with the “Spar Urethane–Outdoor” to make them all shiny and ready for outside.



Then surprise your dad on Father’s Day!

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9 Responses to “Father’s Day Present”

  • Linda @ My Trendy Tykes
    June 9th, 2009 at 1:29 am

    I love this!!! Very cute project to do for fathers day.

  • Kathleen
    June 9th, 2009 at 1:32 am

    That’s sweet! I used to paint rocks all the time at my aunt’s house, so this would bring back memories for me.

  • Connie
    June 9th, 2009 at 2:42 am

    I used to paint rocks as a child and they never turned out this cute! Maybe it’s because I used poster paint!
    Great idea and I like your large, flat rocks.

  • Marie {Make and Takes}
    June 9th, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Oh, I love this. So fun and simple. And I love that your aunt puts those in the garden, fun!

  • AJacobsen
    June 9th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Love this idea!

  • Camille
    June 9th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Tyler is going to love it! :) Such a cute idea!

  • Amber
    June 11th, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Perfect! I can always count on you to give me great ideas. Especially since we have no yard and Dan can insert these whereever he wants!

  • Johnathon Taranto
    October 14th, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Good Post. Better then the simillar post I found last Wednesday on Blogspot

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