Summer is in the air which means it's finally the season for gardening! A lot of people plant their gardens in the spring but I wait until summer because I live in the south, and I like to have my veggie crops from the time the college semester ends (May) until late fall. I get to harvest my tomato plants through November! Talk about a long season.
Now that I have more time on my hands for my garden and getting crafty (thanks to school being out for the summer,) I wanted to do a DIY project to make my garden beautiful. Here's what I came up with- Pretty Garden Rocks!
This project is perfect for not only adding some pretty to your garden but to help it function better too. Rocks around the border of your garden help prevent weeds and grass from creeping into your garden bed AND the bright colored rocks help attract honey bees. Honey bees help pollinate your plants so they grow healthier and larger. Plus, they are dying off and as an essential part of our ecosystem, it's awesome to give them a safe place to pollinate and hang out. YAY! Saving animals and making pretty things. Here's what you'll need for the project.
Rocks with a Flat Side
White Acrylic Paint
Red Acrylic Paint
Teal Acrylic Paint
Yellow Acrylic Paint
Pink Acrylic Paint
Me and My Big Ideas Black Quote Stickers
Me and My Big Ideas White Quote Stickers
1. Paint all of your rocks in various colors. They'll probably need 2 or 3 coats to look vibrant.
2. Once the paint has dried, seal the paint with Mod Podge or some other sealant. This is important because they'll be out in the dirt and paint can easily scrap off rocks when they are in the soil and in contact with other rocks.
3. Add your favorite quote stickers on top! I used a combination of white and black phrase stickers and love the finished look.
4. Put the rocks around the border of your garden beds and wait for the honey bees to come. :D
Gorgeous right? And so perfect for summer and the garden... OR as a desk paperweight because lets be honest- they are that pretty haha. Will you be trying this DIY project? Let me know what you think in the comments down below!