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Ghosts in the Graveyard Painted Rock Project

Painted Headstones and ghost rocks for a fairy garden or Halloween decoration
Hey Rock Painters, it's Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing another fun rock painting craft tutorial perfect for October!

Have you been painting rocks for Halloween? This ghosts in the graveyard rock painting idea is a great way to decorate a fairy garden or grow box for Halloween.

This is the perfect easy Halloween craft to do with kids!

Go on a rock hunt to find interesting shaped rocks, keeping an eye out for gravestone and ghost shapes.  Then come back home to paint them.

These gravestone rocks were so perfect and 2 of them had the peak at the top. 
Rock painting for beginners - perfect for Halloween, ghosts and gravestone painted rocks #paintedrocks #rockpainting


If you are inspired by this rock painting idea and decide to make your own, won't you share? 

I'd love to have you share your painted rock creations on the I Love Painted Rocks Facebook Page

If you are willing to let us feature your rock on this website, you can submit your unique painted rock creations here.

Are you new to rock painting?

Check out the I Love Painted Rocks guide to the best paints to use for painting rocks --->

Rock Painting Guide 



Halloween Rock Painting Ideas:
How to make ghost and gravestone painted rocks


Textured paint for faux moss painting techinque #rockpainting #paintedrocks

Supplies needed for this Halloween craft:

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Rock Painting Video:
How to Paint Ghost and Gravestones Painted Rocks

Learn how to turn rocks you collected out in the wild into an easy Halloween craft that anyone can make. This simple Halloween project is perfect for kids of all ages from preschoolers and up.

If the video does not play in the space directly below this paragraph, see it on the I Love Painted Rocks facebook page.




Creepy Halloween Painted Rocks Step 1: Moss!
How to paint rocks with faux moss paint #halloweencraft #paintedrocks

Begin by painting some sage green moss on the gravestones.

The stones do not need any base paint because they are already the perfect grave markers.

The paint has a bumpy texture to it and really does look just like moss.  Then let the paint dry.

Creepy Halloween Painted Rocks Step 2: More Moss!
How to get a moss texture with paint.

Now dab the bright green moss around the headstones with a paint brush then let them dry.

Creepy Halloween Painted Rocks Step 3: Write on the HeadstonesCreepy painted rocks for Halloween - how to paint rocks to look like gravestones. #halloweencraft #paintedrocks


Use a detail brush or the Black, extra fine tip Posca paint pen and write on the headstones.

You could also add funny phrases, dates or even jokes to the front of the stones.

Creepy Halloween Painted Rocks Step 4: Ghosts
Easy Halloween rock painting ideas - how to paint rocks to look like ghosts. #halloweencrafts #rockpainting #paintedrocks

Next, paint the ghost rocks completely white and let them dry completely.

Creepy Halloween Painted Rocks Step 5: Paint faces on the ghosts
How to paint faces on ghost rocks for Halloween #rockpainting #paintedrocks #halloweencraft

Use the fine tip paintbrushes to paint (or use a paint pen!) an adorable face on the ghosts.  The greater than/less than symbols (> <) work great for eyes and a big booing circle mouth!

Creepy Halloween Painted Rocks Step 6: Seal!

Let the rocks dry and spray them with clear coat sealer spray.

Once dry, they are ready to rock in the fairy garden, harvested garden bed, or on a hike for people to find.

They are a cute Halloween set, perfect for all of October...or Rocktober.  
Halloween rock painting idea - How to make creepy Halloween painted rocks that look like ghosts or gravestones. This is a super simple, easy halloween craft for kids. You can use the rocks to decorate your fairy garden for Halloween or to hide for the hide and seek rock game. #rockpainting #paintedrocks #halloween #halloweencraft #easycrafts

If you love this painted rocks project, don't forget to share it!

Halloween rock painting idea - How to make creepy Halloween painted rocks that look like ghosts or gravestones. This is a super simple, easy halloween craft for kids. You can use the rocks to decorate your fairy garden for Halloween or to hide for the hide and seek rock game. #rockpainting #paintedrocks #halloween #halloweencraft #easycrafts




About the Author:

Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodle Craft. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.You can find her on TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

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