How to Make Rocks With Inspirational Words


Turn your rock collection into beautiful works of art that display inspirational words. A rock can be used as a paperweight on your desk bearing a word, a phrase or a poem that can inspire you each day. Larger rocks can be turned into garden art or placed along a meandering path through your garden--with words that encourage you to dream. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

Things You'll Need

  • Rocks
  • Gel pen, paint or marker
  • Clear acrylic spray paint
  • Clear glitter (optional)
  • Select a rock. The project is best suited to rocks that are relatively flat and smooth on one or more sides. Tumbled rocks with a high gloss are not recommended.

  • Write your inspirational word, phrase or poem using a permanent gel marker on the rock. Common inspirational words are: "dream," "love," "hope," "laugh," "believe" and "peace." Skilled painters can paint or calligraphy the words on to the rock. Make sure the paint or marker is dry before moving on to Step 3.

  • Spray a light coat of water-proof, clear acrylic spray paint over the surface of the rock. Spray the rock from at least 6 inches away and use a smooth back-and-forth motion for even coverage.

  • Turn the rock over when the acrylic coating is dry, and continue to cover the rest of the rock with the acrylic spray paint.

  • Repeat the spray process with a second coat of clear acrylic spray paint.

  • Place your inspirational rock in a place where it can be enjoyed each day.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wash the rocks with dish washing soap and water to get them clean before you start the project. Make sure the rock is totally dry before you start the project.
  • You can add clear glitter after spraying on the acrylic coating to give the rock a bit of a glittery shine.

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