∴ GARDEN THING ∴

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Introduction: ∴ GARDEN THING ∴

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

Step 1: 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)

make 2 little dots on each stone with white waterproof paint

Step 3: PAINT EYES (black)

make 2 little dots on each stone with black waterproof paint

Step 4: DONE!

this thing look really nice in the garden

1 Person Made This Project!

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46 Comments

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LaVerne Ty
LaVerne Ty

Question 1 year ago on Step 1

I love the rock concert and about to make mine for a family member. How did you make the sign? ( Rock Concert ) and did you glue it to the big rock?

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PattiM57
PattiM57

Question 2 years ago on Introduction

what glue did you use, mine keep falling over, I've tried E6000, and white craft glue, they don't dry before falling. thanks

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Wendyrocks
Wendyrocks

Answer 2 years ago

I live in New England so I’ve had success with waterproof Gorilla Glue. If you’re not familiar with it know they are not kidding when they say it expands to 3x it’s size!! And it’s gradual...so definitely apply just a little....it DOES go along way.

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Annecrs
Annecrs

Question 2 years ago on Step 1

What kind of glue?

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Reets8
Reets8

Question 2 years ago on Introduction

What kind of glue do you use for outside weather?

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marcellahella
marcellahella

Answer 2 years ago

I think I used a brand Pattex waterproof glue, and stones was listed in the material suited for this glue, I found it a Lowe's.

But you may ask to the local hardware store, or look at this glue class here at Instructables for a better advice.

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karenmattthews
karenmattthews

3 years ago

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

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marcellahella
marcellahella

Reply 3 years ago

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

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violetsmuse
violetsmuse

3 years ago

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

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Cairnz
Cairnz

4 years ago

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.

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marcellahella
marcellahella

Reply 4 years ago

Thank you very much!

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rosey gillespie
rosey gillespie

5 years ago

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

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marcellahella
marcellahella

Reply 5 years ago

You are welcome

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StanielkaS
StanielkaS

5 years ago on Introduction

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) :)

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marcellahella
marcellahella

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

Thanks for posting the photo

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Joni1957
Joni1957

5 years ago on Introduction

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!

Joni

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marcellahella
marcellahella

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

Thank you for the compliment!

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Joni1957
Joni1957

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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!!!)