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Steampunk Stepping Stones

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We love finding old coins and keys at the flea market. We'd been keeping them in jars, until we had the idea to turn them into Steampunk Stepping Stones! Now we get to see our collections on display in the garden!
The project turned out to be so easy, we gathered some sea glass and marbles and made more! Here's how we did it.
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The first thing we did was collect keys! We actually have been collecting them for years. They are easy to find at garage sales, flea markets, and even your own junk drawer! (Just make sure you don't still need it them!)
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To make the stepping stones, we got some concrete mix at the hardware store. You just mix it with water! Easy! (To see the amounts we used, check out the complete instructions on our blog at http://runningwithsisters.com/steampunk-stepping-stone.)
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We picked up some molds at the craft store. They came in circles and squares, and they were so cheap we got one of each! Once the concrete was mixed, we just spread the mix into the mold.
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Our Steampunk Stepping Stones turned out so cool, we made another batch with colorful flat marbles from the dollar store!
To see the complete how-to, including how to mix the concrete and how to reinforce the stepping stones for heavy traffic, come over to our blog at RunningWithSisters.com. We have loads of flea market projects, and we are always available if you have any questions. Just leave us a comment and we'll reply!
Cheers,
Jennifer & Kitty, The O'Neil Sisters
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To see more: http://runningwithsisters.com/steampunk-stepping-stone/

  • Linda Abate
    Linda Abate Nashua, NH
    on Mar 11, 2017

    I have several stepping stones in my garden, but have never tried making my own. What a great way of using keys with the glass stones . I am sure many of us have old keys hanging around that we have no idea what they go to. I bet if we look hard enough we could find other things around the house or in the garage that could be used, such as broken tools or maybe even a broken toy that would make a nice keepsake. Thanks for sharing y

  • Mary Miller
    Mary Miller Channing, MI
    on Mar 21, 2017

    You can also use the personal pan pizza boxes from well you know where they also work wonderful!and yes I have used them with great results!

  • Irene Gronewald
    Irene Gronewald Ballwin, MO
    on Apr 9, 2017

    the keys are 1.00 each at antique mall...i love them too much for this craft...but kuddos to you on a cute...unique...idea

  • Sandyburn50
    Sandyburn50
    on May 7, 2017

    I would love to try shards of old broken china or pottery...almost like mosaics. I imagine that smooth, small river stones would work also, keeping it natural looking. How can I seal the sides to protect it from the elements?
    Sandy Burnett, Galax, Va.

    • Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil
      Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil San Carlos, CA
      on May 12, 2017

      The mosaic idea sounds awesome, Sandy! River stones would absolutely work, too. We didn't seal the sides of our stepping stones, and they've lasted a long time outside. The Quikcrete we used is made for outdoor projects, so maybe be sure what you use is meant for outdoor use, too. Best of luck!

  • Margaret Rochford
    Margaret Rochford
    on Jul 26, 2017

    I see me burning my feet stepping on these. Although they are pretty maybe glue them on a vase or planter.

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