09/19/2012 04:44 pm ET

Pebble Mosaics, Backsplashes, Projects And More: Tips For Using Leftover Rocks

From Networx's Seyward Rebhal:

Pea gravel, landscaping pebbles, decorative rock, and shell gravel – these all refer to various forms of very small stones used to spruce up outdoor spaces. You’ll find them in public parks and around commercial structures, and most commonly of all, in your residential yard or garden.

So that’s not what this article is about. I won’t be suggesting that you use them in your driveway or that you set up a winding path across your lawn. Because, you now, obviously you can do that!

No, these are the alterative applications for those pretty little pebbles. These are ideas for what to do with the leftovers, once the driveway has been dealt with and the lawn is fully landscaped. And you’re staring at a little stack of stones with nowhere to call home . . .

List and captions courtesy of Networx

Creative Uses For Pebbles