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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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/

  • Kimberley
    Kimberley Newark, OH

    This would be fun to set up as a geocache out in the middle of nowhere. You could put little treasures in a bottle beneath the stone. It doesn't have to be a pill bottle; any sturdy jar like a peanut butter jar would work.

  • Patricia
    Patricia Kennesaw, GA

    What a neat idea! Several of those stepping stones would make a great front border for my hostas.

  • Bonniebutler777

    nice

  • Dh_clayton

    I put an extra house key in a baby food jar and buried it in the backyard. About a year later, my dog proudly presented me with the jar she had dug up!

  • Mary Howard
    Mary Howard Chicago, IL

    Dh, that is really funny. Not that you wanted your sweet dog to dig it up, but who knew!!!!

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