All You Need to Know About IRB Florida Treasure Rocks

You've probably already heard about those cool painted rocks that you can stumble upon during your day's adventures in many towns across the USA—and all across the world. Well, guess what? You can find Indian Rocks Beach painted treasure rocks during your Florida vacation, too!

How fun is it to find a little piece of artistic beauty, often times with a few words of inspiration, on the beach and around town? We love both finding and creating our own and know that you will, also.

Here's a little bit more about IRB's painted treasure rocks and what you need to know to create your own during your Gulf beach vacation. We have the inside scoop just for you.

P.S. They make a perfect family craft activity that can easily be done in the comfort of your Indian Rocks Beach vacation rental on a day when you want to spend a cool, quiet afternoon indoors. Put this on your vacation itinerary. It's so fun!

*Photo Credit: IRB Painted Treasure Rocks Facebook Page

What's the story behind Indian Rocks Beach painted rocks?

The hide and seek adventure began as a fun way to share a little bit of the beach and surrounding Gulf Coast of Florida with people from all over who are visiting, vacationing or just passing through Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, and beyond.

There's an element of surprise, kindness, and a pay-it-forward mentality to the IRB painted treasure rock endeavor—and let's face it, we all need a little more beach fun in our lives, right? Right!

The idea caught on and now not only can you find painted rocks in Indian Rocks and Indian Shores, but you can also find a lot of people sharing them on social media, too. The IRB Painted Rocks group is on Facebook and Instagram @irbpaintedrocks, so go ahead and check them out there and see what people have already shared. You can, too!

Where can I find IRB Treasure Rocks?

Here, there and everywhere! IRB painted rocks have been found all over the place including at the beach, around town in Indian Rocks Beach, among the rides at Busch Gardens Tampa, and at your favorite local IRB events. Just be sure to keep your eyes peeled and to look high and low in your everyday adventures. You never know when you'll stumble upon one. You're sure to find at least a few IRB treasure rocks, both hidden and in plain sight, during your Indian Rocks Beach, Florida vacation.

There are also special events just for the IRB painted treasure rocks where you can join in for some hide-and-seek fun. Take a peek at the Indian Rocks Beach Painted Treasure Rock page on Facebook, click the Events tab, then like and follow along to see what turns up, as well as stay informed about what special events are slated around town and at the beach in the coming months.

*Photo Credit: IRB Painted Treasure Rocks Facebook Page

How can I make my own painted rocks?

Are you suddenly feeling inspired to create your own painted rocks? Check out the DIY Painted Rock Tutorial video below that features tips, tricks and everything you need to know to make your own. They make a great craft project for the kids during your beach vacation or anytime you want to carve out a little creative time and enjoy some down time while you're at it.

You don't need too many supplies other than some soap and hot water to clean up your rocks, acrylic paint, permanent metallic markers and/or oil-based paint pens. You may also want to grab some painter's tape if you want to create shapes and straight lines.

It's a pretty simple and straightforward process where you can create a little masterpiece within minutes. The longest part of the DIY painted rocks project is the drying time that is required to allow your paint to fully dry.

Go ahead and watch the quick and helpful painted rock video tutorial below and then get started! All that's left to do is find a good place to leave your little piece of artistry somewhere near your Indian Rocks Beach rental or around town where some lucky beach lover can find it.

Rock on, friends.

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