Personalized Stepping Stones
Create an eye-catching garden path with colorful, handmade stepping-stones from Better Homes & Gardens' Garden Shed.
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If Dad is a gardener, follow the directions exactly. Or, use our options to make a stepping stone that's as one-of-a-kind as your father.What You Need:
Let the world know who's
beautiful garden it is with
this personalized stepping stone.
- Sturdy but disposable flat container with 1-1/2- to 2-inch sides (Large plastic plant saucers and disposable aluminum baking pans work well; remember that the concrete will leave a residue that's nearly impossible to remove.)
- Alphabet cookie cutters
- Water-based paint, any color
- Paper the size of stepping stone
- Petroleum jelly
- Quick-setting concrete mix (available at hardware stores)
- Container for mixing concrete
- Trowel or short length of 2 x 4 lumber
- Colored aquarium gravel
- Flat decorative marbles
- Paper towels
- This is a messy project. Wear old clothes.
- Plan to work outside or in the basement in a location that's close to water for mixing the concrete and cleaning up.
- Cover the work surface with a thick layer of old newspaper.
- Wear rubber or leather gloves when mixing concrete. Wet concrete will wash off hands, but it's abrasive on the skin.
- Supervise children under 12 closely, at least one adult for every two children.
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