Fall is my favorite time for outdoor DIY projects. It’s not too hot and there’s just something about landscaping against those beautiful fall colors that I really love. If that’s true for you, I’ve got a great collection crafts for you to try.
Whether you like outdoor or indoor crafting during the autumn months, there is definitely something in this collection for you. We’re going to be working with rocks and pebbles and creating all sorts of wonderful things for decorating your life. From bathroom décor to outdoor living, I’m sure you will love these projects. Speaking of bathrooms, be sure to check out some bathroom hacks to get better organized, too.
What I really love about this project collection is that it’s very eco-friendly. You know how much I love reusing and recycling. Remember the reclaimed wood projects? Well, this one allows you to recycle, too. Take all those pebbles and stones and turn them into something that you will love showing off to family and friends.
So, let’s get started. We’re going to cover a lot of projects from stone bath mats to pebble hangers that will help you to organize and decorate your closet at the same time. I can’t wait to do some of these during the cooler months. Check them out. You may even find that perfect DIY Christmas gift for someone special.
Source and Tutorial: valeaston
22. DIY Succulent Planter
I have fallen in love with succulents. They’re so easy to take care of and this DIY planter lets you bring them right indoors in style. Whether you have several or just one or two, filling the pot with stones is a great way to showcase them. And, these aren’t even real, although the stone filled pot helps them look like they are.
Source and Tutorial: lizmarieblog
23. Etched Garden Stones
Did I say I love stones with writing? These etched stones are a great addition to any garden and they’re so elegant. You could create any message you want, or have your names, or even the names of herbs in your herb garden. I love that they are so versatile.
Source and Tutorial: elizabethsembellishments
24. Stone Birdhouse
These little stone birdhouses are my favorites from this collection. They’re so functional and also give your outdoors a bit of Game of Thrones look. I adore things that take me back to medieval times and I think these little houses do the trick. Plus, they’re much easier to make than you might think, so you’ll want several of them on display.
Source and Tutorial: empressofdirt
25. DIY Moon Rocks
If your child has always wanted a moon rock, you can create one that looks just like the real thing. With a little glitter and some other supplies, you can turn those regular stones into amazing moon rocks. Use them to decorate your little astronaut’s room or for any room in the house. They’re easy to make and such a great way to show off your space skills.
Source and Tutorial: thecraftingchicks
26. Rock Accented Décor
From frames to small boxes for trinkets, you can literally decorate anything in your home with rocks and give your entire décor a rustic appeal. Just choose stones that are smooth enough to glue and then start covering up picture frames or whatever you want to show off. You could paint them if you want or leave them natural for a more country look.
Source and Tutorial: pinterest
27. Rock Fence
This fabulous rock fence would bring charm to any landscape. You don’t even have to work that hard. Just create the fence base and fill it in with rocks of all shapes and sizes. For those of you who live in rocky areas, this is the perfect way to use up those rocks in your yard and get some outdoor décor at the same time.
Source and Tutorial: greenlandscapestoenvy
28. Rock Monster Magnets
How adorable are these little monsters? Some paint and googly eyes will be all you need to create these little lovelies, and you can use them to decorate anything. These would be the perfect teacher’s gift (since we’re at that back to school time). Your child’s teacher can use them to showcase art or homework, or use them at home to decorate the fridge or a bathroom mirror.
Source and Tutorial: coastalways
29. Bug Magnets
I love this selection of bug magnets. There’s everything from ladybugs to beautiful butterflies and they’re all made from small stones. Check out all the different ways you can decorate your home with bug magnets. Whether you make them yourself or buy them, they’re sure to bring a smile.
Source and Tutorial: etsy
30. Cabinet Knobs
Use those smaller stones to create these great rustic cabinet knobs. Just choose stones that are the right size for your cabinets and drawers and then glue them on. Cabinet knobs are a bit expensive, especially when you redo the entire kitchen. Make them yourself and save money. Plus, you get the added bonus of having cabinets that are totally unique.
Source and Tutorial: bhg
31. Rock Doorstop
So, this project doesn’t even take that much time or effort. Use a rock as a doorstop to keep the kids from pushing the door into the wall. You can add felt to the bottom and the side that touches the door so that it won’t scratch. It’s an easy half hour project that looks great and can save you some wear and tear on doors.
Source and Tutorial: marthastewart
32. Stone Lamp
Create stunning and unique jewelry with those smaller rocks. If you’re into jewelry making, this should be a relatively easy project. If not, you can find these beautiful rock jewelry creations on Etsy and other sites. Choose stones of different sizes to make a great accent piece.
33. Makeup Brush Storage
I love the rustic look of this stone makeup brush storage. Take a square (or glass if you prefer) glass vase and add small river rocks and stones to it to create a great centerpiece for your bathroom. The stones not only look great, they keep your brushes standing tall and not bumping into each other.
Source and Tutorial: homedaybook
34. Kitchen Wall Backsplash
So, this is another quite complex project but one that is well worth the time and effort. If you’re redoing your kitchen anyway, why not make it really unique and rustic by adding a stone backsplash. Even if you’re not redoing the kitchen, this project is great and takes less effort than you may think. Plus, imagine how beautiful your kitchen will be with these stones in place!
Source and Tutorial: homestoriesatoz
35. River Stone Tabletop
For the living room, this stone tabletop would be the perfect accent piece. This is a great project that not only uses up those stones, but gives you a truly unique conversation starter. It’s not that difficult to create, but will definitely be something that you’re proud of. Choose flatter rocks and stones to make it easier. You could top all of your living room tables to create a theme.
Source and Tutorial: webtrentuno
36. Stone Border Bathroom Mirror
Choose small stones and give your bathroom mirror a great makeover. This is such an easy project. I love how it instantly changes the way the mirror looks. This would be a great complement to the stone bath mat, too. Just line the border of your mirror with stones, securing them in place with silicone.
Source and Tutorial: decoracaoeinvencao
37. Stone Headboard
There are so many ways that you can transform your bedroom using stone. Imagine having a splendid stone headboard! This project will take a weekend but it will be worth the extra time. You’ll need quite a few stones of different sizes and enough time to actually create the mini wall. When you’re done, you’ll have this beautiful Asian inspired headboard.
Source and Tutorial: houzz
38. Stone Sconces
Really bring out the rustic in your home with these DIY stone sconces. You just take those cheap Dollar Store sconces and cover them with river stones. This is a really easy project and one that will cost very little. You may even have a couple of sconces that you can use, which basically makes the project free. Just add the stones and you’re all set.
Source and Tutorial: thenoshery
39. Stone Placemats
Decorate your table with these gorgeous stone placemats. They’re easy to make and you can add a stone runner to complement them. This is a great project for the upcoming fall months, and would be perfect to decorate your Thanksgiving table. I love the simplicity of it and how it allows you to bring a bit of nature into your home.
Source and Tutorial: mycraftyspot
40. Wired Patio Décor
With some chicken wire and a few stones, you can create virtually any decoration you want for the patio or porch. Just shape the wire into whatever you want to create and then fill it with stones. This is a great project for the kids to help with, and you can create any design or shape that you want.