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West Coast Metal Systems
(303) 565-8789
5901 E. 58th Ave.
Commerce City, CO
Services
commercial metal services

Balco Landscaping Inc
(303) 343-9717
1700 Jasper St
Aurora, CO
 
L V S Masonery
(303) 366-1881
3128 Ursula St
Aurora, CO
 
H P Construction
(303) 340-1434
2200 Tower Rd
Aurora, CO
 
Keeley Mason Contractor Inc
(303) 422-9330
5627 Kendall Ct
Arvada, CO
 
Masonry & Concrete Works
(303) 344-8884
9707 E 17th Ave
Aurora, CO
 
Gpr Custom Plastering
(303) 341-1037
3181 Troy St
Aurora, CO
 
Landtech Contractors
(303) 366-0501
525 Laredo St
Aurora, CO
 
Decorative Coating & Concrete Co
(303) 745-1372
1703 S Moline Ct
Aurora, CO
 
Glover United Masonry Inc
(303) 424-1990
4830 Dover St
Arvada, CO
 

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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