Here is the first step in our guide to making your own decorative step stone where we outline the different materials you'll need to begin your creation.
|Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
How To: Make a Decorative Stepping Stone
|Step 1: Gather Your Supplies|
|What You'll Need:
— Some sort of concrete mix. I used an 8-lb. stepping stone mix purchased at a craft store, but you can use building concrete, too. ($5.99)
— Sticks or scrap wood for mixing the concrete and decorating your stone. (free)
— River rocks or other decorative items. ($3.97 for a 5-lb. bag)
— Stepping stone form. I used a 9-by-9-inch cake pan. (free)
— Plastic wrap or wax paper to protect the form — especially if you want to use it again!
— Bucket or container to mix your concrete in. I used an empty laundry detergent container with the top cut off, which worked fine. You won’t be able to re-use the bucket (except for mixing more cement), so keep that in mind. (free)
— Measuring cup.
|What You'll Need||Determining Design||Prepping the Form||Finishing Touches|