Stepping Stones Cedar Rapids IA

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Classic Lawncare & Landscaping
(319) 363-2332
Cedar Rapids & Surrounding Area
Cedar Rapids, IA
Bricklayers Local 3 Of Iowa
(319) 396-6634
1211 Wiley Blvd Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
Technical Specialty Systems
(319) 363-9035
1115 Wenig Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Quad City Brick And Stone
(319) 362-1210
610 Oakland Rd Ne Ste B
Cedar Rapids, IA
King'S Material Inc
(319) 364-4144
355 50th Avenue Dr Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
Outdoor Creations Landscaping
(319) 558-8118
1000 Hutton Hill Dr
Cedar Rapids, IA
A & S Masonry
(319) 366-0074
560 Waconia Ct Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
Richmond'S Landscape Const Inc
(319) 396-3035
1895 33rd Av SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
King'S Material Inc
(319) 363-0233
650 12th Av SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Pesek Marv Masonry Inc
(319) 362-5045
2866 Mount Vernon Rd Se
Cedar Rapids, IA

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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