Introduction: ∴ GARDEN THING ∴

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I saw this in a garden in San Francisco and I decided I wanted one! This is a really easy 3 step instructable.


Picture of GLUE STONES

collect some stones long and thin, and one bigger.
glue the little stones perpendicular to the big one, like in the photo.

Step 2: PAINT EYES (white)

Picture of PAINT EYES (white)

make 2 little dots on each stone with white waterproof paint

Step 3: PAINT EYES (black)

Picture of PAINT EYES (black)

make 2 little dots on each stone with black waterproof paint

Step 4: DONE!

Picture of DONE!

this thing look really nice in the garden


karenmattthews (author)2017-06-13

Such a cute project! So simple, yet so lovely! Definitely will try it :)

I think I used some pattex glue, that was also for stones

violetsmuse (author)2017-08-12

Can't wait to make these but what type of glue did you use???

Mareene made it! (author)2016-09-17

These are soooo cute I had to make my own family of little rocks... Especially since I picked some up at the beach this summer. ?

marcellahella (author)Mareene2016-09-18

Cute! Thanks for posting the photos!

Cairnz (author)2016-04-20

Yep, these are too adorable and I have to make some....if I can find rocks that will work. I also have to make some of your cairns for the yard. I love Cairn Terriers and we've fostered somewhere around 70 since October of 2001. I think cairns of rocks are perfect along with these big-eyed rock clusters. I need to find rocks for the cairns too. ;) You are such a multi-talented person, Marcella and an inspiration.

marcellahella (author)Cairnz2016-04-20

Thank you very much!

rosey gillespie (author)2016-03-13

This is absolutely adorable! I like it even without the black eyes painted in. Thank you for sharing.

You are welcome

StanielkaS (author)2015-05-27

Hi. Thank you for great idea I changed it a little but it was a perfect gift for my sister. I added a "grass" and used gypsum to "glue" it because I didn't have so powerful glue at home. (please excuse my english) :)

marcellahella (author)StanielkaS2015-05-27

That's too cute, I like how you made the hair!

Thanks for posting the photo

Joni1957 (author)2015-05-13

These things are totally stinkin' adorable!!! LOL!I can just appreciate creating them, not even related to a garden!! They are just adorable! Did you paint the rocks so they would be almost exactly alike? Do you create any of them with the "concrete looking" mixture? If so does it work well?! If not why not??!! LOL! I am going to totally love being at your site and enjoying the items that I've just seen today since I just located your site! Thanks SO much for sharing these and the other items I've seen. These are just precious!! Thanks Again! I can't wait to stock up on items needed and get busy creating!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent and the incredible gift of creating such adorable items!


marcellahella (author)Joni19572015-05-13

No I didn't paint them, they are natural as I found them.

Thank you for the compliment!

Joni1957 (author)marcellahella2015-05-13

They are SO adorable you definitely deserve a compliment! They are just adorable!! I giggled like crazy when I first saw them! Being that I live in the mountains of VA I do not anticipate finding any rocks like they're made of. I don't know what's out there!! I've not had a need to go out picking up rocks!! LOL! There is NO TELLING what I'll end up with when I go "hunting"!! I LOVE your site!!

On finding your site....I began at Pinterest. They always "kidnap me" and I end up with about 20 or so Internet Explorers open and a massive number of things to save! It happens every time I go to Pinterest which is quite often. I receive notices that people have gone to things I have on Pinterest and I go there and THAT is all it takes! LOL! That is ALL it takes. Then ~ I consider myself "MIA" for any friends, any chat and even no Blitz Bingo and THAT takes a lot!! You will see a lot of me!! I have fallen in love with your site. Thank you SO much for sharing SO MANY topics of crafts in your massive number of choice and over such an incredible period of time. I cannot imagine needing anywhere else to go to find any topic that I would want to check out because you have way more than I ever thought in one location. Thank You SO Much!! You'll see more of me! (That can be good AND bad!!!)

marcellahella (author)Joni19572015-05-13

And, by the way, how did you located my site?

tinycatd (author)2015-04-17

That is super cool! I want one! I'll make one! ^_^

adial1 (author)2015-03-20

pretty dang cute..They Rock

emilia.vilaalbert (author)2015-01-25

Hola,,,por favor me podrías decir con que material pegas las piedras pequeñas, las pintadas con los ojos ,,,a la piedra grande,,,no se si es cemento, arzilla, o otro preparado especial,,he probado de pegarlas con pega,,pero no se me pegan ,,no consigo que se mantengan derechas...te agracedecia me contestaras ya que ya las tengo todas pintadas y no logro terminarlo por la cuestion de como las pego,,,gracias emi

Creo que he utilizado un pegamento para piedra, Pattex marca.

También puede utilizar silicona o pegamento del azulejo.

Si usted va a una ferretería puedes pedir consejo a su compromiso ...

pianolover10124353 (author)2013-07-26

OMG! so cute, im gonna start collecting rocks :)

maude frenchy (author)2013-06-22

How cute would love to make one for my flower bed. What kind of glue did you use?

Thanks! I m not sure of the name of the glue ( I think it was of a brand call ''Pattex''.
I ask in a hardware store a glue for stones...I think you can also use transparent silicon or rabbet cement too.

woodpuppy (author)2013-05-23

YES, I want one!!

savorthefood (author)2013-05-02

I know it is a word, but I just love it that you used it (perpendicular). You have a lot of delectable ideas for spicing up the garden and potted plants. Keep them coming!!

Thanks! I love to filled up my garden with things!

Wow how grand is this. Looks nice!! Hope you like this: as I like to cook but this is what I do when I'm not in the kitchen...

Also if you like to see more of the things I cook for dinner or dessert you can find that here: Fun with Food.

Thanks for sharing your garden with me. Chat later!!


nice garden! and cool web site!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-05-02

Super cute :). Thanks for sharing.

kigal (author)2013-04-08

love it cant wait to go to the beach to collect stones & make one for my garden... thank you for the idea.....

anpao (author)2012-12-07

que tipo de pegamento se uso?

marcellahella (author)anpao2012-12-07

lo siento pero no soy segura que tipo de pegamento es, y no son escritos sul paquete los componentes, pero puedo decirte que es de marca "Pattex".
y esta escrito :para piedra, madera,ceramica... sugiero que te vas in una ferreteria y pregunte un pegamento para piedra y bueno para exterior.

mworsley (author)2012-11-19


breumer (author)2012-11-17

lol !

emilyvanleemput (author)2012-11-17

I was searching through some ible's when I came across this cute thingy. Then my mother walked in. The result: She loves it and I'm gonna make it as a Christmas present :)

cool! I just present mine to my mom too 'couse she liked it a lot!

Marcaine Art (author)2012-11-15

So cute. I love these quirky decorations. They make me think of forest spirits from something like "Totoro"

sooooc (author)2012-11-14

cuteness overloaded! I will make that one

marcellahella (author)sooooc2012-11-15

yes! and post a picture!

AussieAnglerGal (author)2012-11-14

haha thats cool!

porklips (author)2012-11-14

I love it! what kind of glue did you use?

marcellahella (author)porklips2012-11-14

thanks!i'm not sure about the composition, but on the tube is write wood, stone, and many other materials,the brand is Pattex. I buy it in the hardware store.

ChrysN (author)2012-11-14

That is so cute! How fun to look in your garden and see all these little rocks staring up at you.

marcellahella (author)ChrysN2012-11-14


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