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My Chimney Sweep Service
(301) 760-6712
12305 Falls rd
Potomac, MD
Services
chimney cleaning, fireplace
Hours
7am-9pm
Membership Organizations
Better Business Bureau

Ace & Ashless Chimneys Inc
(703) 406-7668
46950 Community Plz # 101
Sterling, VA
 
J M D Stone Company
(703) 437-7676
108 Silverleaf Ct
Sterling, VA
 
Hearth Stone Chimney
(540) 414-5017
1641 Parkcrest Cir.
Reston, VA
Services
Brick Repair, Chimney Sweep, Fireplace Repair, Chimney Caps
Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Membership Organizations
National Chimney Sweep Guild, Chimney Safety Institute of America, Dry Stone Conservancy, Preservation Trades Network

Se Smith Inc
(703) 661-0203
23700 Overland Dr Ste 110
Sterling, VA
 
Parker Masonary Tile Inc
(703) 709-7474
22648 Glenn Dr Ste 302
Sterling, VA
 
Cathay Inc Stucco
(703) 406-1100
21376 Potomac View Rd
Sterling, VA
 
gt masonry contruction
(240) 723-3632
1911 laguna rd
adelphi, MD
Services
brick,stone,paver,flagstone,block stc
Membership Organizations
gt masonry contruction

Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Co
(703) 283-6886
45643 Paddington Station Ter
Sterling, VA
 
New 5 Star Concrete
(703) 996-8905
43751 Beaver Meadow Rd
Sterling, VA
 

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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