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Camp Crafts: Pet Rock Necklace

Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 1 small smooth round rock
  • 8-12 ” craft or floral wire
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • 4 pony beads
  • Cord or jute
  • Scissors
  • Instant grab fast dry glue
  • Sealer spray


  • Before starting this project, be sure to have somewhere you can hang your rock from to dry. Wrapping the wire around a twig in a tree will work great!
  • Place rock in the middle of the wire and wrap the wire around the rock twisting once. Wrap the wire around crosswise, twisting to secure. Twist the remaining craft wire strands around each other. Secure the wire to the rock using instant grab glue and hang somewhere safe to dry.
  • When dry, paint the rock, painting right over the wire. Let dry. Add decorations to your rock, such as polka dots or stripes, let dry.
  • Use the handle end of a paintbrush dipped in white paint to dot on two eyes, let dry. Use a smaller paintbrush handle to dot black onto the whites of the eyes. Let dry. Give your rock a coat of sealer spray and let dry.
  • Add 4 pony beads to the craft wire above the rock. Twist the remaining wire into a loop. Thread a heavy piece of jute or jewelry cord through the loop and tie together.