Stepping Stones Auburn WA

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Belden & Thompson
(253) 804-0758
1308 13th St Ne
Auburn, WA
Bain Masonry
(253) 833-9120
3435 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA
A & A Masonry
(253) 939-3729
202 N Division St
Auburn, WA
Legacy Drywall
(206) 786-2845
13324 Se 2nd Pl
Auburn, WA
Kent Valley Masonry
(253) 854-4930
21633 99th Ave S
Kent, WA
All American Chimney Service & Repair
(253) 833-5534
29222 112th Ave Se
Auburn, WA
East Hill Masonry
(253) 833-7183
32129 180th Ave Se
Auburn, WA
Fancy Stucco
(253) 529-0232
34847 54th Ave S
Auburn, WA
Og'S & Family
(253) 377-0268
37305 38th Ave S
Auburn, WA
Stronghold Masonry
(360) 224-5622
24712 102nd Pl Se
Kent, WA

Make Your Own Stepping Stones

By: H. Iacobacci-Miller

If you've ever priced stepping stones, you know that they can be rather pricey. However, you can make your own and save a bundle while adding personalized touches to your garden. This is a fun and easy project to do with your kids as well. They make great additions to any type garden as well as personalized gifts that friends and family will adore.

What You Will Need:

  • Drop cloth, newspapers or old sheet
  • Cement/Concrete mix such as Quikrete (found at hardware stores, a 60 pound bag will make 6 stones)
  • Hardware cloth or screening (found at hardware stores, this will help reinforce the stepping stones)
  • Cement color (optional - used to add color to the stepping stones)
  • Mold(s)
  • Flourishes (mosaic tiles, objects to make impressions, paints, etc)

Molds - molds can be made using items such as tin foil pie or roasting pans, plastic planter saucers or store-bought molds that can be found in most craft supply stores. You can also make your stepping stone mold(s) using 2 x 4's to form a square or other basic shapes.

Flourishes - you can use just about anything you can come up with to add personal touches to your stepping stones. Create a mosaic with tile chips, create patterns or edging with colored glass, marbles or even seashells. Use leaves or flowers to create impressions. You can even purchase patio paints designed to endure the elements. The sky's the limit with this project.

  1. First - protect your working area with an old sheet, newspapers or painter's drop cloth.
  2. Set out your mold(s) and flourishes. If you are creating a mosaic design, make sure that you have laid it out to ensure that it will look as you want it to look.
  3. Prepare your cement/concrete mix following the manufacturer's directions. If you are using a concrete color, add into concrete per manufacturer's directions.
  4. Spoon concrete into the mold filling it about half full, then smooth it down.
  5. Lay your cut piece of screening or hardware cl...

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