This fun snow globe rock painting idea for Christmas would make the perfect gift! Join us as we create a little whimsy for the holidays.
Christmas Rock Painting Ideas
I might have an addition… Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots we have a great time with rock painting and have already shared many Christmas rock painting ideas here.
Some of our favorites are (click on the title to see the tutorial):
- Gingerbread House Rock Painting
- For the Kids: Christmas Angel Rocks (with Feathers)
- Christmas Gnome Rock Painting Ideas
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Supplies for a Snow Globe Rock
If you’re a rock painter, you likely have all of the supplies you need for this Christmas rock painting idea. To see our favorite supplies, check our Amazon Rock Painting Shop here.
- a round, natural rock (I chose not to prime it)
- polymer clay
- acrylic paint
- brushes and a toothpick (for small details)
- sealant (I like to use a wipe-on polyurethane)
Rock Painting Video Tutorial: Snow Globe Rock and Stand
It’s fun, it’s easy, and there’s a quick video tutorial above.
How to Make a Snow Globe Rock Painting
Make the Snow Globe Rock Stand
Step 1: Using polymer clay, create a stand for your snow globe rock by setting the unpainted rock into the clay and building around it.
Step 2: Clean up any edges and bake per package instructions. Let it cool completely.
Step 3: Paint the stand with acrylic paint and seal.
Make the Snow Globe Rock
Step 1: Before painting, make sure the scene will be seen by placing your rock into the baked snow globe stand. Once you’re certain of the bottom edge, make a circle on the rock in pencil. Lightly draw winter scene – I drew a snowdrift, a snowman (2 sections), and a couple of trees.
Step 2: Paint all white first because you will likely need to make a couple of coats. Fill in the scenery with acrylic paint and be sure to add a second coat to really make the colors pop.
Step 3: Create any accents or outlines, if you prefer. Let dry and seal.
Rock Painting Gift Idea
Your snow globe rock painting is ready to display or gift! If you’re gifting this rock art, consider adding something to the back of the rock or stand. A few ideas are:
- your name
- the date it was created or “Christmas YYYY”
- a Christmas quote or sentiment
This isn’t a piece of rock art to be hidden in case the two pieces separate (even if glued together). If you’re making Christmas rocks to hide, consider only making the round snow globe rock painting.
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