Get ready to see some super cute and creative bugs and ladybug rock painting ideas! These little cuties will brighten up any space and the best part… it’s easy to do!
Today, you will see all of Lory Aucelluzzo’s Lorybugs! I found Lorybugs on Instagram and her feed is filled with adorable ladybug and bug painted rocks, perfect for anytime of the year! I asked Lory to share her rock painting story along with some helpful rock painting tips.
How did you fall in love with painted ladybug & bug rocks?
“I started to paint my bugs while recovering from back-to-back shoulder surgeries. My best friend, knowing I painted rocks while camping, signed me up on Facebook to a rock painting group. Halloween was coming up, and I had an idea to “dress up” the ladybug painted rocks I was creating. I decided to give them spiderweb wings, and they were a big hit! From there, I fell in love with these dressed up bugs, and creating them was such a big part of my recovery.”
What do you do with all your ladybug painted rocks?
“Most of my painted rock bugs are randomly dropped around town. I also have a small army of helpers that I mail bugs to in different states to share. I hide and post bugs to my social media accounts so fans can hunt for them, and recently I just opened up an Etsy store for those interested in purchasing my painted rock bugs.”
How do you come up with all your ladybug rock painting ideas?
“Coming up with bug designs is so much fun for me. Some of my favorite bugs come from things I loved as a child, such as my beach cruiser bug. I also love creating special bugs for holidays and seasons. Creating food related bugs has been one of my favorite subjects, because who doesn’t like food? But I always feel I get my best ideas while camping. Nature has inspired so many of my designs.”
What art tools do you used to make painted rock bugs?
“My number one must have tool, would be my dotting tools. I use them to create my eyes, and bug spots. I don’t use fancy paints, just those that you can buy at craft stores. I have some nice acrylic pens, they make doing small details easier. Recently I upgraded to buying myself some nicer paintbrushes, I should have done that a lot sooner!”
I’m in love with these ladybug painted rocks! How do you make it?
“Thank you! For the bugs with plants, I have done both real and fake. I use fake plants for rocks that I am hiding, because you never know if the finder has a green thumb. For the real plants, I glued a good amount of moss to my bugs, then added succulent clippings and secured them with tacky glue. You just have to mist them daily, and they last a couple of months.”
Do you have any rock painting tips, you would like to share?
“Always use some kind of sealer to protect your artwork. I love to resin coat mine with Art Resin, because I can’t get enough of the shine it puts on my work. However, a spray sealer works really well too.”
Get Creative with Ladybug Painted Rocks
Transform dull stones into memorable ladybugs with a few simple supplies! Grab some smooth and round rocks at your local home improvement store, and get to crafting! With a black paint pen for detail and acrylic craft paint for coloring, you can create beautiful little ladybug decorations. Add googly eyes, faux flowers, or even glow-in-the dark accents to give your creations an extra bit of flair.
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50+ Cute LadyBug rock Painting Ideas
Cacti Bug Painted Rocks
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Gum Ball Machine and Painted Rock Bugs
Here's a great way to be creative with your hand-painted rocks.
Ladybug Garden Markers
Level up your garden decor with these vegetable garden bug rocks.
Easy Ladybug Painted Rocks
To make these cute ladybug rocks, all you need is black paint for the entire rock and black spots, red paint for the both sides of the body, and white paint for the eyes.
Bugs, Snails, and Flies painted rocks
These cute little bugs are perfect for kids of all ages to create.
Painted Ladybug Planters
These tropical painted bugs are topped with faux leaves that you can get at any dollar stores in your area.
Camping inspired painted rocks
Perfect art activity for the entire family while camping in the great outdoors.
Glow in the dark painted rock bugs
This fun rock painting idea can really light up your outdoor space!
Make Valentine's Day extra special with a creative ladybug craft! It'll be tons of fun and the perfect way to show your loved ones how much you care.
St. Patrick's Day Bugs
Get your green on this St. Patrick's Day and craft some cute, festive ladybug rock art! They make perfect decorations for the holiday - plus they're an easy project to do with the kids or by yourself.
Easter Inspired Bug Painted Rocks
Get creative with these adorable bunny and Easter egg-inspired painted rock bugs! Make this year's Easter special for the little ones by spicing up traditional hunts - have them search for their very own, handmade painted rocks instead of eggs.
Summer Inspired Fruit Painted Bugs
Get crafty this summer with these adorable little ladybugs painted rocks.
These jellyfish-inspired bugs bring a splash of color and is sure to be a fun activity for the whole family.
Patriotic Painted Ladybugs
Make your Fourth of July celebration extra special with a crafty, fun project for the kiddos. Show off some American pride and create these red, white and blue ladybugs.
Fall Pumpkin Bug painted rocks
Here's a great way to use your odd shaped rocks. These pumpkin bugs are perfect ladybug rock painting projects for this fall.
Halloween Acrylic Pour Ladybug Rocks
Liven up your rock painting with a spooktacular twist for Halloween! Acrylic pour technique and smooth rocks create an eye-catching marbled effect, perfect to get you into the spirit of this haunting season. Learn everything you need to know about acrylic pouring in our beginner's guide.
Thanksgiving Bug Candle Rocks
Get creative this Thanksgiving with these fun and festive ladybug rocks craft. Painted and displayed as place settings for your family feast, these charming little bugs will bring some added sparkle to the holidays.
Christmas Inspired painted Bugs
Get crafty this holiday season with these holiday handpainted rock ideas! Paint Santa, reindeer, gingerbread houses and so much more to add a special touch of sparkle and cheer.
Thank you, Lory for sharing your cute painted rock bugs with us! You can follow Lory and visit her Etsy store here.
We hope you enjoyed these adorable ladybug and bug rock painting ideas. Check out our rock painting ideas page for lots of fun tutorials for all skill levels.