Make Your Own Fine Art Garden Stone

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How to make a garden stepping stone

Hand prints and names forever imprinted in cement are so sweet but why not let your little artist (or your inner artist) turn a garden stepping stone into a work of fine art? They will be so proud to have their handiwork on display in your beautiful yard. Our friends at Ortho® asked us to come up with a project that would compliment the gorgeous green and weed-free lawn that so many of us strive to have, and we knew a chic DIY garden stone would be the perfect touch.

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Read on for the step by step instructions on how you and your family can create your own Garden Stone.

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How to make a garden stepping stone

For each 8″ Square Mold, I used 5 lb of cement mix which I weighed in a bucket on my kitchen scale.How to make a garden stepping stone

Add 2 cups water. Just enough to moisten all of the cement. No more.

How to make a garden stepping stone

Stir until no cement is left dry.

How to make a garden stepping stone

Add cement to molds and smooth top. Tap mold on hard surface to level and release trapped air, if possible.

How to make a garden stepping stone

Let cement sit for 40 minutes. If water is accumulating on the top, use napkins of paper towels to soak it up.

How to make a garden stepping stone

Fingertips work great for smoothing out any imperfections. At about 40 minutes, scratch the surface with a toothpick, if it makes a “dry” mark, you are ready. If not, wait about 10-15 more minutes.

How to make a garden stepping stone

Use clay tools, chopsticks or other kitchen utensils to create your masterpiece.

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Let the finished stones sit undisturbed for at least 24 hours and then put them on display!

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