DIY Beach Sunset Painted Rock Magnet | Easy Vacation Keepsake

Are you heading to the beach this summer? Be sure to pickup a rock while you’re there so you can make this DIY beach sunset painted rock magnet. It’s the perfect inexpensive keepsake to memorialize your trip.

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Collage of Beach Sunset Painted Rock with text overlay: DIY Beach Sunset Painted Rock Magnet

 

Looking for the perfect inexpensive keepsake from your family beach vacation? Grab a rock and make this DIY beach sunset painted rock magnet! Click To Tweet

My husband and my oldest have both been lucky enough to hit the beach this summer. Unfortunately, I couldn’t join them. Seriously longing for those beautiful waves and ocean breeze.

This painted rock is the closest I’m getting this summer but if I squint at it with the fan on, it almost feels like I’m there. Sort of. With a lot of imagination. Alas, I digress. Let’s find out how to make this thing.

Materials

 

Rock on Paper Towel

Step 1

First, set your clean and dry rock on a paper towel or other protected surface.

Step 2

Next, add small amounts of your paint colors to a palette.

Tip:

 

Tan Paint on Rock

Step 3

Then mix a small amount of brown and white paint together paint the bottom third of your rock tan.

 

Blue and Tan Paint on Rock

Step 4

Next, mix some blue and white paint together and paint a small strip of light blue next to the tan.

 

Painted Rock

Step 5

Add orange paint to the top of your rock and tip it with the darker blue.

 

Painted Rock

Step 6

Then mix in some red brush strokes to your orange sky.

Step 7

Let your paint dry completely before moving on.

 

Painted Sun Reflection on Rock

Step 8

Now paint a yellow half circle on too of the water.

 

Painted Sun Reflection on Rock

Step 9

Next, add some yellow streaks to your water to look like the sun’s reflection.

 

Beach Sunset Painted Rock

Step 10

While your sun is drying, add dark brown paint speckles to the tan painted section of your rock.

 

Beach Sunset Painted Rock

Step 11

Paint some white “surf” along the edge of your water.

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Step 12

Next blend more yellow and orange into your sky for a more gradient look.

 

Beach Sunset Painted Rock

Step 13

Once your white painted surf has dried, add a brown line to the left side of your beach as pictured.

 

Beach Sunset Painted Rock

Step 14

Next, paint the leaves of your palm tree and add some white detail to the trunk.

 

Beach Sunset Painted Rock

Step 15

Now allow all of your paint to dry completely.

 

Beach Sunset Painted Rock

Step 16

Finally, seal your rock with clear engine paint and allow to dry.

 

E6000 on Back of Round Magnet

Round Magnet Glued on Back of Rock

Step 17

Turn it into a magnet by gluing a small magnet to the back of the rock with E6000. Allow your E6000 to dry 24 hours before using on your fridge.

 

Beach Sunset Painted Rock with text overlay: DIY Beach Sunset Painted Rock Magnet

Now you’ll have the perfect inexpensive keepsake from your summer vacation. Don’t forget to write the year on the back of your DIY beach sunset painted rock magnet so you will know which vacation it is from. This also makes a great gift for family and friends who went on vacation with you.

If you aren’t making it to the beach this year, feel free to sip on a cocktail and paint a store bought rock for your fridge instead. Admittedly it’s not as good but it’s still fun!

See where I’m linking up!

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Collage of Beach Sunset Painted Rock with text overlay: DIY Beach Sunset Painted Rock Magnet

 

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