I wanted to make unique garden ornaments so I started locating cake pans with specific designs, like Tweety or Sylvester, and making concrete decorations from them. I paint them and have unique ornaments no one else has in their yard.
By Carol from Indianapolis, IN
What a great idea. There should be a way to line the pans so you could use them again. I'd much prefer
"keeping"my Wilton pans for baking. If I had any! LOL.
Thanks for sharing
Now I have a great idea for those used pans sold at second hand stores/gasrage sales. Thanks for sharing this fun idea~!~!
Darling idea. Now I'll want to buy every cake pan I see.
I love it. You get my vote!
You got my vote, this is so clever and adorable.
Line it with saran wrap. Make sure when you put the concrete in you pat it down to get into all the nooks of the mold.
That's a great idea! We have a new grassless spot between the back door and the wood shed and I've wanted some stones forhis and just mighttry this idea. I don't have any pans but I'll bet I could find some at Godwill. I think I'd like several designs but I could use just plain round pans.
You could add outdoor craft paint for some colorful fun. It is sold in most craft stores and is intended for outdoor on concrete, etc.
You can actually use anything almost for a mold. I have used plastic take out containers also. If you want to save your mold where the concrete does not touch the mold line it with plastic wrap or a thin plastic bag, just make sure all of the creases are out first. To get bubbles out of the concrete is fill the mold half way first and use a massager (like for your back) right beside the mold and the vibration gets the bubble to come up from the bottom to the middle where no one will see them and then add the rest of the concrete.
I love this idea but what kind of paint do you use so that you can leave them outside and possibly walk on them as stepping stones?
Love your idea. There are people at craft fairs that sell these concrete stepping stones for a small fortune. There plastic molds that are sold for doing stepping stones. But this is genuis. Kudos to you.
That's so cute!! I'd love to see that in person. :)
Can you please give us step by step instructions in how you make them? I'd love to do this for our house and for our granddaughters. Thanks for sharing with us, great idea!
I like making stepping stones too, but t his is way better! You get my vote!
This awesome idea, one of the best I've seen in long time. Way to go. Cookie17
What a great idea! Will be looking for "good" pans at local thrift stores & garage sales.
Excellent idea thanks so much. I will be making some too.
Thanks so much. I will be making some too.
What a wonderful idea. Thanks so much, I will be looking for some different ideas too. Too cute, cute, cute.
Pie pans work also is what I use.
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It is time to get out in the garden. I wanted some new decorative stepping stones. My patient, wonderful husband dragged out some ProFinish Quikrete blended mason mix (80 pound) and mixed up a batch.
Using a Wilton cake pan (I don't plan to use again), he used it as a concrete mold. We let the mold dry for two days and it came right out. As you can see it turned out really well.
By tedebear from San Jose