Installing homemade stepping stones to a yard or garden area is a creative way to add personality. Diversified colors, shapes and designs give each project individual flair. Mixing and pouring the stones yourself saves a lot of money and is an improvement project that will interest the whole family. The creation of stepping stones offers something for everyone. Children can carve their names, or family members can add anniversary dates and birthdays. A few hours of drying time is all you need to get this project going.
Things You'll Need
- Portland cement
- Trowel or small shovel
- Stepping stone molds
- Small chisel
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Mix one part Portland cement with three parts sand in a wheelbarrow. Sift all ingredients to ensure smooth stones as a result.
Add a colorant to the mix if you are wanting the stones to be a particular shade. Colorant is available at most home and garden centers.
Slowly add water and mix with a trowel or small garden shovel. Add water until the consistency is that of a thick pancake batter.
Pour into concrete molds of your choice. Allow them six to eight hours to dry and then remove them from the molds.
Wipe excess cement from the surface with a damp rag. Install them in your choice of locations.