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Stepping Stones
I like to make lots of stepping stones for my yard. It's (Very Artsy). You can do this with children and it's cheaper then buying those stepping stones kits you see at walmart or art store. You can make lots more this way. All togather out of one concrete bag, I made Three big stones and 7 medium and two small ones for my garden. Small ones I put my pup paw print in them.

Posted by Mickie from Grand Junction, Colorado, United States • Published See Mickie's 38 projects »
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  • How to make a stepping stone. Stepping Stones - Step 1
    Step 1

    your going to need Glass stones lots. you can get these at a dallor store. they are the glass beads that you see in fist tanks

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

    Then you need a plastic plant sauers. I got this medium one for 70c at walmart.

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

    A bag of Concrete mix, I use Quikrete red bag for under 5.oo dallor,

  • How to make a stepping stone. Stepping Stones - Step 4
    Step 4

    I use four cups of concrete in a big bowl for medium sauer. and five cups for big sauers. I have to play with water and concrete to find out what I need so you may have to do the same

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

    ok water. It's the concrete is to wet add little more concrete, is the concrete is dry add little water untell looks good. you don't want it to dry it dry fast and to wet the beads well sink in. So concrete is picky. We all know that

  • How to make a stepping stone. Stepping Stones - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pour in concrete into sauer pan.

  • How to make a stepping stone. Stepping Stones - Step 7
    Step 7

    pat it in evenly so it looks like

  • How to make a stepping stone. Stepping Stones - Step 8
    Step 8

    A mud pie. Who want pie lol

  • How to make a stepping stone. Stepping Stones - Step 9
    Step 9

    here the fun part. start adding you glass stones any way you like them. I like doing flowers or just glass beads anywhere. looks so pretty. you can use any thing flat like hands,paw prints or paint them. I even seen them ingaved. you can write saying like (stay out of my weeds garden)or (home where the heart is ). have fun with it.

  • How to make a stepping stone. Stepping Stones - Step 10
    Step 10

    I like using the flat side of the glass stone. It's better on feets. o
    And don't worry about get the glass stone muddy. you clean them up when they are dry.

  • How to make a stepping stone. Stepping Stones - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now you have a pretty stepping stone for your yard. don't move it to much. and let it dry over night and take off plastic sauers. Than let them dry that day. spray some water on them. I hear it make them stronter. you may get two use out of the plant sauers. I tape cracks and good to go sec time around. Have fun making your stone.

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Mickie
Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, US · 43 projects
yep ture. I did this years ago. I knowest all my bead came out later. but it my first time making these. I see some that they put the beads on the bottem first then the concrete but I was worry about covering up the beads. i also made like 12 of these only the big ones breck. my small ones are still going . missing bead, but still pretty.
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Angela M.
Angela M.
My husband suggested possibly using foundation concrete. This is stronger añd less likely to break. Only costs a little more. Gonna try this soon.

Mickie
Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, US · 43 projects
thank you.
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Mickie
Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, US · 43 projects
I have no idea I just did this for fun non of my broke. but the beads fell out so I hear if you put fenceing wirder inside of the concrete mix it hold togather better and for the beads I hear you put them in first then the concrete mix but I was worry they get mix up inside the mix. you have to play around like I did. this is a old project. and my steps or still here. and looks great. but they need to be dig up lol
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Stef Infection
Stef Infection · Bridgeport, Connecticut, US · 1 project
I made a few of these and as soon as my son stepped on them they broke Happy what am I doing wrong?
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Valerie B.
Valerie B. · Okeechobee, Florida, US
Great idea! Now I know what to do with all the glass stones I've been hoarding!
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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
sO cOOl!!
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I May Be Rude But I'm The Truth
I May Be Rude But I'm The Truth · Torrington, Connecticut, US · 23 projects
This is gorgeous!!!!
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Ellen G.
Ellen G. · United States, US · 1 project
They are really beautiful!
You can also rub vaseline inside of the mold and the concrete will slide out easily once it's dried. It should give you more uses out of the molds.
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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, England, GB · 61 projects
These are really nice
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Singingpraisehomemaker
Cool.
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