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DIY Stepping Stones & Paths
Posted By Tipnut On May 11, 2011 @ 10:47 am In Green Thumb Projects | No Comments
These are a nice touch in the backyard and can be intended as a decorative element in the space or used for more practical purposes (such as arranging in the garden so feet don’t tread on plants, etc.). There are a few different ways you can make them using a variety of materials, here are a bunch of diy ideas that provide lots of inspiration and step-by-step directions. At the bottom you’ll find several different resources and ideas for making garden pathways. Enjoy!
Embossed : Made with a mix of masonry sand, Portland cement & water, poured into a plastic dishpan or container (mold).
NES : I’m not a big gamer but these stones turn out with a neat pattern (uses top half of the case from an old nintendo game system for the mold).
Personalized : For this project you will need a form for the stepping stone, cement, mortar, sand, water, styrofoam or EPS foam (used to make the letters for personalizing) and a hotwire machine.
Cement With Handprints : Offers ideas for getting crafty with the kiddos, make cement garden stones with their handprints and embellish with decorative stones. Great gift idea for grandparents.
Easy Project : Plastic trays/flats are used for the mold, leaves are arranged on top of tray before pouring cement so there’s a leaf design imprinted on block once it hardens.
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URLs in this post:
 Wooden: http://woolfoodmama.typepad.com/weblog/2010/06/wood-garden-stepping-stones-diy.html
 Embossed: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/outdoor/walkways/embossed-stepping-stones/
 Leaf Shaped: http://www.lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/projects/Leaf_Stepping_Stones_0708.aspx
 concrete leaves: http://tipnut.com/concrete-leaves/
 Mosaic: http://todaysmama.com/2010/02/video-tutorial-diy-mosaic-stepping-stones/
 tutorial here: http://www.hgtv.com/gardening/how-to-make-stepping-stones/index.html
 Sculpted: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/outdoor/walkways/sculpted-stepping-stones/
 NES: http://www.instructables.com/id/NES-Stepping-Stones/
 Concrete: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-create-concrete-stepping-stones/index.html
 Personalized: http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalized-Garden-Stepping-Stones/
 Fence Post: http://www.diynetwork.com/decorating/fence-post-stepping-stones/index.html
 Cement With Handprints: http://www.diylife.com/2009/06/18/kiddie-diy-garden-stepping-stone/
 Pebble Mosaic: http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/creative-projects/how-to-make-a-pebble-mosaic-path/234.html
 Easy Project: http://www.fleamarketgardening.org/2011/10/21/how-to-make-an-easy-stepping-stone/
 Cardboard Tube Molds: http://www.timberpress.com/blog/dig-deeper-newsletter-august-2011/
 myhomeideas.com: http://www.myhomeideas.com/outdoor-living/gardening/great-garden-paths-10000001171470/all/
 Affordable Ideas: http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Home-Design-Ideas/Garden-Path-Design-Ideas/affordable-garden-path-ideas
 dannylipford.com: http://www.todayshomeowner.com/stepping-stones-6-steps-to-the-perfect-path/
 Flagstone: http://www.sunset.com/garden/landscaping-design/installing-flagstone-path-00400000022974/
 sunset.com: http://www.sunset.com/garden/backyard-projects/great-garden-paths-photos-00400000043327/page35.html
 Recycle Concrete: http://www.canadiangardening.com/design-and-decor/garden-decor/recycle-concrete-with-a-garden-path-and-wall/a/1234
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