10 Painted Halloween Rocks – Ideas to Get You Started

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10 Painted Halloween Rocks – Ideas to Get You Started

Author: Amanda Ilkov | Published: October 27, 2020 | Updated: November 19, 2020

Looking for some inspiration for painted Halloween rocks? Look no further.

I’ve got 10 great ideas for making your own spooky stones.

Supplies to Make Painted Halloween RocksĀ 

As with any painting project, you’ll need a few basic supplies to get started.

There are a few basics you’ll really need, no matter what type of design you want to paint. Those are listed as “must haves” below. If you want to get fancy, it’s helpful to have a few “nice to have” supplies on hand as well. A few extras like clear sealer, puffy paint or sponges to apply a textured finish can really add to the finished look of your rocks.

    Must Haves


  • Clean, smooth rocks (beach rocks are great!)

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  • Black marker (Plain old Sharpie is my favorite)

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  • Acrylic paint

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  • Paint brushes

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  • Nice to Haves

    Not 100% necessary, but there are a few supplies that are nice to have on hand!


  • Clear sealer (to protect your painting)

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  • Paint pens

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  • Paint sponges

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Some Examples for InspirationĀ 

Are you looking for something ghoulish to paint? Or would rather something a little more friendly? There are just SO many great ideas out there for making your own painted Halloween rocks.

Here are a few of my favourites:

    Examples of Painted Halloween Rocks

    Here are a few examples of Painted Halloween Rocks. Enjoy!


    Ghosts Painted on Rocks
    Photo Credit: Little Retro Market
    Halloween- Rock Ghosts

    Rock Ghosts

    Little Retro Market shows off a handful of little Rock Ghosts.

    I love how they worked with the natural shape of the rocks to make each ghosty unique!

    See the ghosts

    Dots Everywhere!

    CreateAndCherish from Croatia makes and sells absolutely beautiful painted rocks using colorful dots of paint.

    This particular set features a spooky haunted house and three leaves in coordinating colors.

    The colored paint dots really stand out from the black background - a very cool effect!

    See on Etsy
    Dotted Halloween Rocks
    Photo Credit: Create and Cherish
    Dotted Halloween Rocks
    Zombie Rocks
    Zombie Rocks

    Zombie Rocks

    These colorful zombie rocks are just too cute.

    If you want to try making your own set of Zombie Rocks, Sam has a very thorough video tutorial on her blog, showing exactly how these were made.

    Just be careful you don't start a Zombie Ap-ROCK-alypse! (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

    Watch the Video

    Magical Silhouettes

    Black painted Halloween silhouettes stand out beautifully on a vibrant orange sunset.

    Adventure in a Box has a step by step tutorial on how you can create the same affect for your own rocks.

    Check it Out!
    Halloween Silhouettes
    Photo Credit: Adventure in a Box
    Halloween Silhouettes
    Painted River Rocks
    Photo Credit: Painted River Rocks
    Painted River Rocks

    Painted River Rocks

    It's more common to paint on smooth, round rocks, but Painted River Rocks shows you can use big flat rocks too!

    Use a flat stone as a canvas, and paint a spooky Halloween scene like this Jack-O-Lantern.

    Find It On Facebook

    Jack-O-Lantern Rocks

    It takes talent to make rocks into mischievous pumpkins, but Adventure In A Box made it work!

    Check out their tutorial on how to paint these little cuties.

    Read the Original
    Jack-O-Lantern Rocks
    Photo Credit: Adventure In A Box
    Jack-O-Lantern Rocks
    Sugar Skull Stones
    Sugar Skull Stones

    Puffy Paint Sugar Skull Stones

    Sugar Skulls are traditionally made for the Mexican Day of the Dead. Decorative skulls made of sugar paste are offered to loved ones who have passed on.

    These brightly colored, ornate skulls also fit in nicely at Halloween. Sam walks you through how she made this set with puffy paint.

    See the Tutorial

    Painted Sugar Skulls

    If you don't have any Puffy Paint on hand, you might want to try Alisa Burke's version of a Sugar Skull Stone.

    Alisa uses regular acrylic paint to make these wonderfully decorated Sugar Skull Stones.

    See Alisa Make Them
    Painted Sugar Skulls
    Photo Credit: Alisa Burke
    Painted Sugar Skulls
    Simple Halloween Rocks
    Photo Credit: Deavita.com
    Simple Halloween Rocks

    Simple Halloween Rocks

    You don't have to be an amazing artist to paint a set of Halloween Rocks. Just look at this example!

    Deavita.com posted these super simple Halloween rocks. In fact, these look so easy, you could even make these with kids.

    See the Original

    Jar of Eyeballs

    I think it's safe to say Halloween is the ONLY time you should display a jar of eyeballs - honestly it's a bit freaky.

    Carla shows you how to paint rocks to look like eyeballs. Perfect of decorating for Halloween, and much longer lasting than a real jar of eyeballs (ewww).

    See the Eyeballs
    Eyeball Rocks in a Jar
    Photo Credit: Carla Schauer
    Eyeball Rocks

Will You Try Making Painted Halloween Rocks?

What do you think – will you try some of these ideas yourself? I’d love to hear what you think!

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