We had so much fun making these DIY garden stones. Follow along and learn how to make cement garden stones yourself!
It’s time to make a concrete Garden Stone. Are you ready? This is the perfect time to hang out at home and create some.
Pick up some cement or have some cement mix delivered to your door by Amazon (affiliate link.)
I measured out 2.5lb on my handy food scale. Glad it’s finally getting some use.
Prepare your mold. If you are using something inflexible like these mini loaf pans, coat them with oil or Pam. If you are using a flexible plastic mold or milk carton or such, you shouldn’t need to do so.
If you want your stone to look like ours, pick up these Stepping Stone Stamps (affil link).
At about 30 minutes, scratch the surface with a toothpick, if it makes a “dry” mark, you are ready. If not, wait about 10-15 more minutes. I did one stone at 30 minutes and one at 40 minutes and the 40 minute stone held its letter shapes better.
But now you have all that cement, why not make more?
Wondering why one says “UNLESS?” At the end of the book/movie, The Lorax (affiliate link) the Lorax leaves you with a single word carved in stone. UNLESS. Since it’s time to get green in the garden, at least in Texas & California, we were inspired to show you how to make an UNLESS garden stone. Of course you don’t have to do UNLESS but Lorax fans will love the inside reference. Doesn’t every garden need a little Seuss?
Are you excited that you’ve learned how to make cement garden stones? We hope so! Visit our Garden and Flowers section for more beautiful outdoor projects like How to Build a Raised Garden Bed, and follow us on Pinterest for even more inspiration and tutorials.
This post has been edited (2020) but was originally sponsored by Universal Pictures and The Lorax in 2012.