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A -1 Discount Chimney Sweeps
(616) 241-4336
3261 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Draper Group
(616) 304-9332
124 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Masonry Aesthetics Group
(616) 742-9970
1350 Scribner Ave Nw
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Westerhof Masonry Llc
(616) 364-6424
2427 Valentine Blvd Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Northeast Solite Corp
(810) 232-3088
1071 E Grand Blvd
Flint, MI
 
City Basement
(616) 249-0899
1260 44th St Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Milhiem Masonry
(616) 485-3740
1102 4th St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Stillson Masonry
(616) 454-7540
1227 Houseman Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Van Houten Masonry Inc
(616) 364-4140
3755 4 Mile Rd Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Hanneman & Fineis Concrete Construction Inc
(517) 371-4053
16101 S US Highway 27 Ste 6
Lansing, MI
 

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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