Today I want to share my cute petite cement stepping stones I made for the garden. Yes, I made these. It looks like my craft curse took a hiatus for the summer. My new favorite hobby is anything I can make from a bag of cement and water. And, this project focused on how to make cement stepping stones.
how to make cement stepping stones
The supply list is short and so is the time to prep and set up. It’s fun to play with a medium that only needs water and dry time.
Cement Stepping Stones Supply List
- plastic trays
- Quikrete Setting Cement
- cooking spray,
- bucket to mix
- utensil or tool
I had everything on hand except for the Quikrete Setting Cement I found at Home Depot. It’s a work in progress to figure out the proportions of water to cement and the depth of the container, but it’s fun to experiment with a variety of trays or forms. The original tutorial can be found here.
I decided to make lightweight, smaller stepping stones than those I could purchase at garden centers. My gardening skills are limited to my small, but promising, herbs in my backyard.
These petite cement stepping stones looked great with the creeping mint. And, the stones were a nice way to transition from one herb to the next. And don’t the stepping stones look great against the mulch, the rock retaining wall and the mint? Love.
The process of using cement is finding the right amount of water and mix and the depth of the plastic tray. I love the bubbles and the shades of gray on the stone.
I love, love, love how these petite stepping stones turned out. And, you know what I made these for my garden. It’s rare I have such great results. I tell friends what I lack in talent I make up for in determination. I plan to make a few more matching stepping stones for my herbs. But for now, I want to admire how pretty these look with the mint.
What’s the first thing you want to make with a bucket of cement? The best part is you could create something amazing by the weekend.