25 Christmas Rock Painting Ideas

When the winter weather shows up, painting rocks indoors is a great activity!

Are you looking for Christmas rock painting ideas? 

Or winter rock painting ideas?

There are more than 25 great ideas for painted rocks in this list! Some of them are even available to purchase on Etsy if you aren't feeling quite ready to tackle them yourself yet!

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More than 25 Christmas rock painting ideas! Lots of ideas for kids including snowmen, santa, reindeer and more. From easy painted rock ideas to advance and intermediate winter and holiday merry rock painting ideas.

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Christmas and Winter Rock Painting Ideas

Carissa B (our painter in chief!) painted this rock with penguins wearing Santa hats for her local rock painting group's monthly rock painting challenge in December of 2017. Check out more painted rocks in the I Love Painted Rocks Instagram account.

Nativity set with painted rocks
Make a nativity set you don't have to worry about your kids breaking if they play with it! Artist, Natalie Shaw, shows you step-by-step how to paint a Christmas nativity set on rocks.

How to paint this Christmas wreath painted rock
Draw a festive Christmas wreath on a rock using these tips and the video tutorial. It’s perfect for creating fun holiday rocks that are wintery.

Tutorial on how to make a Christmas gingerbread painted rock.
With Christmas coming up try decorating some seasonal gingerbread house painted rocks. You could even make a small village of painted rock gingerbread houses!

step by step tutorial makes this Christmas painted rocks easy
This snowman story stones set is a perfect Christmas rock painting idea and makes a great (and quick) gift for the kids. Also comes with easy to print step by step instructions!

with easy step by step tutorial these three funny Christmas painted rocks are easy to make
These cute Christmas rocks will make you smile. These three Christmas rock painting ideas are fun and easy to paint. There are directions for an Elf inspired rock, a reindeer painted rock and Santa stuck in a chimney on a painted stone.

Step by step tutorial for these cute Christmas penguin painted rocks
These adorable penguin painted rocks are an easy Christmas rock painting craft that we think you will love. You can make them plain (as pictured) or add Santa hats to make them extra festive.

How to paint cute Christmas gnomes with a step by step tutorial makes this craft easy.
The Cutest Christmas Gnomes Rock Painting Ideas
These cute Christmas gnomes add a little holiday cheer into your painted stone hobby! Sarah has lots of adorable gnome ideas on her website and these cute Christmas gnomes are equal parts whimsical and easy to paint.

This beautiful northern lights Christmas deer is great inspiration for your next painted rock
This beautiful Christmas in nature painted rock was painted by Seneca Peterson at Painted River Rocks. 

Christmas Candy painted rock is an easy rock to paint for adults and kids alike
Mom-Approved Christmas Rock Painting Crafts
These six Christmas rock painting ideas are crafts that your kids will love!

Use this painted rock of a Christmas house as inspiration for your next rock painting
This painted rock idea features a beautiful home decorated for the holidays.

how to paint this dotted Christmas tree painted rock
Create this fun dotted Christmas tree rock with this fun video tutorial. This Christmas rock is perfect for beginners and is sure to bring smiles this holiday season!

these quick and easy painted rocks are made without paint and is easy for beginners
Peace and Joy Metallic Rock Painting Without Paint
Because of this time-saving trick, these elegant "painted" rocks are quick to make and are an easy rock painting idea for beginners.

Use these Christmas santa rocks as inspiration to paint your own.
Christmas Santa Painted Rock 
This classic Santa painted rock would be a pretty addition to holiday decor or to give as gifts. This rock was painted by Patrician Malcolm. Her local rock group is Prescott Rocks.

step by step tutorial used to create a nativity painted rock
Create a beautiful nativity scene on your painted rocks with this step by step tutorial. This Christmas rock painting idea is perfect for stocking stuffers, Christmas decor, or hiding this season.

Use this Christmas otter rock painted rock to inspire you to paint your own.
This Christmas Otter inspired rock is an adorable addition to Christmas... especially if otters are your favorite like me!

Cute step by step tutorial makes these snowman painted rocks easy to make.
These Snowman painted rocks come to us by A+ Teaching Resources. These rocks come with printables to make drawing them easier. They also help teach children math, colors, counting, and length. Have fun learning with your kiddos!

Christmas painted rock with cute little angel carolers
Nothing sings Christmas quite like carolers… And these cute little angels are the perfect way to spread cheer.

Use this Jack Skellington painted rock to inspire you to paint your own for Christmas
Jack Skellington Painted Rock by Deborah Alling 
Use this Nightmare Before Christmas painted rock as inspiration to make your own Jack Skellington this Christmas season. See these and other rocks at her local rock group, 305 Rocks.

use your cricut maker to make these snowflake, monogrammed painted rock craft
If you’re looking for some creative table setting ideas, these glittering snowflake and monogrammed rocks will make the perfect addition.

How to paint a north pole Christmas inspired rock with this tutorial
Learn to make this fun North Pole Christmas painted rock to display, give, or hide as a kindness rock this season. It’s in a fun, bright, cartoon style everyone loves!

here is a unicorn for beginners for this Christmas seasn
No matter how many people you know, you are bound to know someone that just loves unicorns! Here is a basic unicorn for beginners for this Christmas season.

Christmas lights painted rock with this tutorial
This Christmas lights rock art is easy, fun, and a perfect painted rock to give as a gift or hide in your nearest park.

how to paint this Christmas santa for the holiday
Who doesn’t love the thought of Santa? What if you had the ability to paint a Christmas rock that looks just like Santa’s belly? The great news is that with this Santa rock painting idea, you can do just that easily and in a flash

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About the Author:

Carissa is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. 

The owner and lead writer of both I Love Painted Rocks and Creative Green Living, she has won multiple awards for her craft writing including the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY blogger" in 2018. 

Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Country Sampler Farmhouse Style and more.

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