Stepping stones are an easy way to add functional creativity to your garden. Here's a simple and inexpensive way to make your own in just 10 easy steps.
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Great ideas...and much better than the kits you buy which have some questionable ingredients that might not be too healthy for kids to work with.
I like this so much that I am going to share with a friend of mine who has a ten year old and is always searching for party ideas. This is great! I loved the "in ten easy steps"!
This might be a good project for some of my old buttons which I know in my heart I'll never use.
You can also use colored bottle caps as the design of the flower center and at the Dollar Store get the colored stones that are the "petals".
I am getting the spring bug here in Missouri, there's still snow out there! I actually have been thinking about doing this for the flower/fish pond area, I just wasn't sure how to. Thank you so much for this article, it is very helpful. I guess I had the right idea, there was just some details I never thought about.
Great creative, affordable, and potentially beautiful environmentally-friendly yard enhancement craft idea. Cannot wait to try this to add beauty to my yard and lawn. Thanks!
There is a much easier way to do that. Get a bag of ordinary ready-mix concrete and some chicken mesh.
Peel the lawn where you want a step, round, heart shaped, like a Sasquatch imprint, whatever, and hammer it nice and hard. Pour some ready mix into the hole. Use a planter trowel or mini shovel to mix it with some water, poke the chickenmesh down below the surface, agitate the mess a bit and smooth it.
If you want, you can add marble or brick planter topping, and pat it in.
After an hour or two use a brush or broom and a bit of water to clean the topping, or to add a bit of texture to the concrete. Shield it from the sun with cardboard or scrap wood for a day or two.
That's all there is to it.
Thank you for this idea. I'm going to be doing stepping stones soon and I wasn't thrilled with having to buy the silicone molds. Now I know I can use pizza boxes! We eat pizza all the time and I'll be saving these boxes from now on. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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