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Button Stepping Stones
Make these quick set cement button stepping stones to add whimsey to your garden.

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  • How to make a stepping stone. Button Stepping Stones  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pick your lid (or flat bottom bowl) for your button mold
    With a craft knife, score the inside of the small lids and the area where they will be glued on the lid
    Scoring (scratching) your surface will help the glue stick better

  • How to make a stepping stone. Button Stepping Stones  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fill the caps to the rim with hot glue and glue them in place on the lid
    After the glue has dried, spray the mold with non-stick cooking spray

  • How to make a stepping stone. Button Stepping Stones  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mix enough rapid-set cement to fill your mold. Follow the instructions on the box
    Fill the mold and allow to cure.
    Rapid set cement sets in about 20 minutes!

  • Step 4

    See the video tutorial here:

  • How to make a stepping stone. Button Stepping Stones  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Remove your cement button
    Paint with Americana Decor Chalky Finish in a color you like
    Add dimension with Crème Wax
    Varnish the stone with Americana Decor Ultra Matte Varnish

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Emmyann07
Emmyann07 · Sacramento, California, US · 49 projects
Once again, love this project!
Mark Montano
Mark Montano · 357 projects
Emmyann! You're just the sweetest!
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