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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.
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!)
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.)
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.
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

To see more: http://runningwithsisters.com/steampunk-stepping-stone/

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Oct 28, 2015

    This is AWESOME! I loveee the steampunk look and actually collect vintage keys myself. I've been meaning to make them into necklaces or wall art, but this is such a great idea too! :)

  • Lotus-e
    Lotus-e South Africa
    on Oct 28, 2015

    What a innovative idea.

  • Jacqueline Brunson
    Jacqueline Brunson Clifton, CO
    on Oct 29, 2015

    You just provided me with some inspiration, love what you've done!

  • Joyce Lassiter
    Joyce Lassiter Aulander, NC
    on Oct 29, 2015

    I'm glad I read this -- I have a ton of old keys and I was going to put them in the junk pile.

    • Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil
      Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil San Carlos, CA
      on Oct 29, 2015

      @Joyce Lassiter Great, Joyce! Now you can turn those keys into a little work of art for your garden!

  • Dana Corby
    Dana Corby Anderson Island, WA
    on Oct 29, 2015

    Needs gears!

    • Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil
      Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil San Carlos, CA
      on Nov 9, 2015

      @Charmice Hardy Yes, a large lace pattern seems like it would work best with concrete. If you try it, let us know. We'd love to hear how it turns out!

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