Don't settle for the same old stepping stones you find at your local hardware store.
Make it your own by adding your personal touch.
Is all you need is a cake pan, contact paper,
ready mix concrete, rubber gloves, Vaseline,
chicken wire, sponge, bucket, varnish and
your personal selection of marbles, glass,
rocks and anything else you might like to add.
You can also make new pieces
by breaking up old china or glass.
Be sure to use protective gloves and eye
ware before you start hammering.
Now you will need to rub the inside
of your cake pan down with
Vaseline to prevent the cement from sticking.
Next you cut out the contact paper into the
shape and size of your cake pan. Place the
contact paper in the bottom of the cake pan
with the sticky side up. Place your
rocks, glass and marbles onto the contact
paper face down creating your own personal
design. Now you are ready to mix your
concrete. find an old bucket and pour
enough concrete into the bucket to fill your cake pan.
Next you need to slowly add water
and stir the concrete with a long spoon
until it is the consistency of cake batter.
Do not get the concrete on your skin.
If it does get on your skin wash it off
right away. If you leave it on your skin
it will start to burn. Fill the cement to the
top of the cake pan. Now place a
square or circle piece of chicken wire
into the cement and press it about half way down.
Don't cut the wire
too big or it will be sticking
out the sides of your stepping stone.
Allow the cement to harden then you
are ready to remove your
personal stepping stone.
You can use a sponge to clean your stone
and use the extra cement to fill in any air
bubbles. Finally you can varnish your stone
to keep it nice and shiny.