By Carol from Indianapolis, IN
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What a great idea! Will be looking for "good" pans at local thrift stores & garage sales.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now I have a great idea for those used pans sold at second hand stores/gasrage sales. Thanks for sharing this fun idea~!~!
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
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.
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