Glowy Rocks



I hope you’re enjoying the day off and celebrating with friends and family.    I’ve got a whole gang of family members at my house celebrating, so I’ll leave you with this quick eco tip for the 4th.

If you’re celebrating outside, keep a glowy path of rocks leading guests to and from the dining area to the house.   All you have to do is gather rocks and pebbles and cover them with a simple coat of glow-in-the-dark paint (from the craft store). 

The paint works by “charging” up in the sun all day and the reflect the stored light at night.   It’s actually a great thing to do for Halloween, but I find it works great in summer to add light to the backyard without installing any actual outdoor lighting.

Have fun…enjoy…and celebrate the 4th! 


  1. happyathome says:

    This is a great idea for my path to the patio! Great tip! Have a Happy 4th of July!

  2. Amy Woidtke says:

    Wow Danny! That is SO clever!
    And the glowy paint isn’t toxic? I suppose they have that in acrylic version for kids which has to be non-toxic cuz those kids, they like to eat stuff!
    Hmm…wonder what other neat glowy projects I can do?! *brain starts ticking*

  3. Can you take a picture of the glowing rocks????? I want to see what it looks like at night.

  4. jill says:

    This sounds like a cool idea! I also would like to see a night picture

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  6. jenn says:

    I third the notion about a night photo! By the way, I just recently started reading your blog and I’m addicted. Thanks!!

  7. nancy hart says:

    can you give us a brand for this paint? it goes on clear?
    thanks, great idea.
    nancy hart

  8. What a fabulous idea! We’ll have to give it a try!

  9. Love this tip!
    Wouldn’t it make a fun nighttime hunt for kids if you scattered them around the yard?

  10. Talk about easy outdoor lighting! This idea is so simple, but I know my daughter would love the idea. Time to stock up on some glow-in-the-dark paint!

  11. Hannah says:

    Brilliant! in so many ways.

  12. Kathy says:

    Thanks for the idea! We gave it a try and realized we probably need an extra coat of paint to really make the rocks glow at night…or maybe they need to be reactivated by spending some time under a bright light.

  13. Maria P says:

    Thanks for this idea!
    It’s really clever!

  14. Linda Evans says:

    Tell me where i can purchase glow rocks for my yard.
    813-258-6231 or 813-781-8766
    Linda and Gina