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DIY Stepping Stone

Practical & Creative

Stepping Stone

Stepping stones add a wonderfully practical and artistic element to backyard garden spaces. They can make it easier to navigate the contours of the back yard garden by adding stones every few feet to create a pathway. Making garden stepping stones is a fun craft activity for the whole family that adds creative style to your garden.
mosaic garden stepping stone

Garden Stepping Stone

Click below for step-by-step instruction on creating a garden stepping stone.

Step One

Collect your supplies (supplies listed below). Create a work space and put on your rubber gloves.

supplies for garden stepping stone

Step Two

Mix ready-to-use concrete filler until it is a smooth consistency.

concrete being mixed for garden stepping stone

Step Three

Carefully pour the ready-to-use concrete into a 9 inch cheesecake tin. Add enough concrete to create a layer that is an inch to an inch and half thick.
ready to use concrete being poured into cheesecake pan

Step Four

Using a scraper or a spatula, smooth out the surface of your concrete. Gently tap the cheesecake on the ground to get it to settle a little more cleanly.

concrete being smoothed out

Step Five

Begin adding your design. Using gems, sea glass, small stones, mosaic shards or even using handprints or pawprints, create a design that speaks to you. Don't push the stones in too deep, or they may become covered in concrete and get lost.

adding gems to a homemade garden stepping stone

Step Six

When you have finished your design, allow your concrete to cure. Reference the quick concrete package for cure time. Keep in a dry, warm place. When it is set, it is ready to pop out of the cheesecake tin and into your garden!

a concrete stepping stone

Supplies List 

  • Cheese cake tin 6-9 inches
  • Container of ready-to-use concrete for patching
  • Stones, jewels, mosaic shards, stones, etc. for design
  • Rubber gloves
  • Knife or spoon to mix the concrete
  • Spatula or scraper