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DIY Stepping Stone With Secret Key Hider

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After getting locked out of my house once, I vowed NEVER AGAIN! So I combined two trendy DIYs- stepping stones and mosaics- and added a secret key hider underneath.
Click HERE for the full tutorial...including my secret trick for a fool proof stepping stone!
Difficulty: Easy
  • diy stepping stone with secret key hider, concrete masonry, crafts, home decor, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Creating your own decorative stepping stones is as simple as it gets, starting with an old cake pan from your kitchen or the thrift store.
  • diy stepping stone with secret key hider, concrete masonry, crafts, home decor, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
To make it pretty, I created a mosaic design on clear, adhesive plastic, placed it in the bottom of my cake pan, and began to fill the pan with mixed up quik-crete.
  • diy stepping stone with secret key hider, concrete masonry, crafts, home decor, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Check out my blog for my secret trick for a perfect mosaic design AND a fool-proof stepping stone.
After the mixed concrete was in the pan, I stuck a child-proof pill bottle upside-down in the wet concrete.
  • diy stepping stone with secret key hider, concrete masonry, crafts, home decor, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
I let it sit for 36 hours before easily removing it from the pan. And just like that, I have a secret place for my house key! And it looks awfully pretty in my yard, too.
  • diy stepping stone with secret key hider, concrete masonry, crafts, home decor, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
And before you ask- don't worry! I'm not actually using THIS exact stone for my house/yard, now that I put it online. I made several different stones- some as gifts and one for us. :)

Materials I used for this project:

  • Cake pan   (Thrift Store)
  • Quik-crete   (Home improvement store)
  • Pill bottle   (Recycling bin)

To see more: http://www.sadieseasongoods.com/mosaic-stepping-stone-key-hider/

  • NancyMaria
    NancyMaria Elko, NV
    on Nov 5, 2016

    I like this idea, nice job!

  • Bbeckley53
    Bbeckley53
    on Nov 5, 2016

    Good idea !!!

  • Bill Wessels
    Bill Wessels
    on Nov 5, 2016

    I like this one.

  • Kwas
    Kwas
    on Nov 5, 2016

    I believe you left out an important step... need to spray the cake pan with some kind of release agent example pam or spray oil.

    • Sadie Seasongoods
      Sadie Seasongoods
      on Nov 5, 2016

      Nope, didn't leave that out. Every single project detail is in my blog post which I mention and link to several times. I have LOTS of extra important details and steps in my full post, thanks!

  • AmyJo Young
    AmyJo Young
    on Nov 5, 2016

    Great job u can also add concrete stain to make brown, terra-cotta etc.

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