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Steampunk Stepping Stones

DIY Stepping Stones 2 days ago
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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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  • Therese C
    Therese C Greenfield, IA

    This gives me an idea to use my skeleton key collection in a thin cement vanity top for my grand daughter! Thanks for a great idea!! Love the stepping stones!

  • Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil
    Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil San Carlos, CA

    Oooh, Therese! That sounds amazing! What a cool idea! We love love love skeleton keys, and they will look great in a vanity top. What a lucky grand daughter you have!

  • Ann
    Ann Medina, TN

    My husband collected old belt buckles. I think I'll try this with a few of the less expensive ones

  • Lyn
    Lyn Canada

    Very neat, and thanks so much for posting. I am feeling kind of frustrated with this site though, kind and creative people such as yourself, post brilliant post wonderful ideas, but the questions never seem to get answered. Is that information

    • Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil
      Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil San Carlos, CA

      Thanks for writing in, Lyn! And so sorry we somehow missed seeing your comment until now. Did you post a question on one of our projects that didn't get answered? Let us know and we'll write back. Thanks!

  • Annick Philibert Vaillancourt

    I will finally get some use out of my loose change from other countries! And I'll get to reminisce each time I see that stepping stone. Lovely idea, thanks for sharing! Oh... and the keys - I got a can full of keys when I emptied my grand dad's home.

    • Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil
      Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil San Carlos, CA

      How awesome that you have so many foreign coins to showcase in your stepping stone. You're gong to create quite the travel keepsake! Love it! And the keys from your grand dad's sound wonderful. It's such fun to give old finds like that new life.

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