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Ahrens Chimney Technique Inc
(605) 339-9567
2009 N H Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Ree Walter Masonry Const Inc
(605) 338-1669
1501 S Gary Dr
Sioux Falls, SD
 
All Around Surfaces
(605) 332-3398
3420 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Moran Tom & Sharon
(605) 361-6454
1236 S Stoney Pointe Ct
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Rtg Construction Supplies
(605) 368-2883
27091 S Mueller Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
W G Biittner Masonry
(605) 274-7055
W G Biittner Masonry
Sioux Falls, SD
 
M & L Masonry
(605) 988-0714
3801 S Kiwanis Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Smith Tom Masonry
(605) 371-2600
1000 S Quartzite Cir
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Ree Walter Masonry Const Inc
(605) 338-6065
212 N Penstemon Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Jensen Masonry Inc
(605) 330-0033
2305 W Barrington Cir
Sioux Falls, SD
 

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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