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.


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



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What kind of glue?

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.

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

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


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

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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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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!


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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!!

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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

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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 ...