Thursday, February 26, 2009

Show and Tell Friday - Homemade Stepping Stones


It's Friday today so that means it's Show and Tell Friday over at Kelli's Blog.
Since spring is just around the corner, I have been busy in my craft room making things for my garden. Here are some stepping stones I have made.

This is the plastic circle mold I use to put cement into. You can reuse it over and over.

I mix premixed cement with water that I buy at Home Depot. This is how it looks when it comes out of the mold.

I then start to glue onto the top using Weldbond Glue things I want in my design. I use broken china plates, broken glass, tile, ceramic hearts, etc. After the Weldbond glue has dried with all your pieces in place, it's now time to grout. I buy white sanded grout from Lowes. It comes in a bag and you mix it with water. You spread it all over making sure it's in all the cracks, then wipe it. After the grout has dried, you then seal it with a tile sealer for outdoors.

For more Show and Tell Friday posts, please go visit Kelli at There's No Place Like Home!

24 comments:

Janet said...

How beautiful! You really are very creative! I am sure those stepping stones will look so pretty in your garden! Well done!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my=y=y=y=y gosh!!!! You made these?!!! I so love the whole concept!!!!! Terrific.

My Show n Tell is posted just now, won't you stop over and sit a spell while I regale the story behind it?

Have a GREAT weekend.

Just A Gal... said...

You do such wonder work...WOW


Have a Blessed Day...

Just A Gal...

Spruce Creek Farm said...

Very nice! Would look great in any garden. Paticularly mine!
BRenda

Smilingsal said...

Ann, you are such a talented artist. I am constantly amazed with your art. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday!

Susan said...

That is so lovely!!! Thanks for also including the "how to".
Susan

ceekay said...

I love this and I have always so wanted to try it. Beautiful.

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

I love your garden stepping stone. I have been wanting to do those for years.

After seeing yours, I am going to try my hand at them this summer.

Here is something I do with old bowling balls, maybe you have seen it before.

http://athomewithterryanddennis.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-to-do-with-old-bowling-balls.html

Kim Caldwell said...

I love it. The tiles match so nicely!!

playsdolls said...

I am so in awe of your stepping stones,I tried this once and it did not turn out like I wanted.Yours are so beautiful,makes me want to try again.

Leann said...

Neat and thanks for the idea.

Jean said...

The perfect touch for any garden. I love this idea, Ann! I may have to give it a try. Jean

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Oh!!!! I am so jealous, you are very talented!!! these stepping stones are so pretty.
Blessings,
Sue

The Vintage Housewife... said...

wow!!!! you are such a talented kitten...wooweeee wonderful...thanks for your heart and your prayer...and blessing this kitten...cat

Mimi Sue said...

I'm so glad you showed us how to do this. I have a mold too and I thought I'd have the grandkids design a couple for me this summer. That Maison Rustique is held the 3rd weekend of every month, according to my daughter. Some months are better than others. Sometimes they have a little flea market outside too. Mimi

Karen Sherrill said...

You make it look so easy!!! and so pretty!!! I save all my broken china with the hopes of one day trying this ;o).

Karen

Susie Homemaker said...

OOOH, I have just been inspired! I love these!!!!

Blessings,
Susie

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Ann!!! I LOVE this new stepping stone you made!!! I love everything you make girlfriend! These will look so pretty in your garden, hummmm, wonder where in your 3 acres you'll put it since it is ALL garden! LOL!

Love ya,
Maryjane

Deb said...

What a pretty stepping stone, thanks for sharing, I might just have to try that, love the pink lady

Alice said...

Wow! These are beautiful and you make it sound so easy! I was looking at some stones online a couple days ago. Yours are just as beautiful and to think you made them yourself! Wow! Maybe I could do that, too :O). I'll have to check into it. Thanks for the great idea!

There is always room in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit anytime :O).

Kelli said...

Your stepping stone is gorgeous...you did a wonderful job!
~Kelli

Joy said...

Wow, you make it sound easy but I know it isn't! Looks great!

Anonymous said...

I like yours best out of all I've seen online. Just beautiful work! It's hard to make the broken china look right-yours are perfection! I tried to make one with Quickcrete and it cracked into pieces. Which concrete mix do you use? Thanks for the tip about Lowe's grout, was buying it in little bags @ Michael's--expensive!

glenda said...

Hello again, I have a patio set I have painted, and I have a beautiful rose in the center of a plate, I am afraid to try to make it stay round, any tips on saving the center of plates for a place to start?
I tell ya, Honey, you have the most beautiful blog going...I can look and look.
thanks for any help....glenda

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