How to Make Lace-like Stepping Stones

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A step-by-step tutorial for turning ordinary stepping stones into beautiful works of art for your garden. An easy project of low cost for high impact.
Such an easy project, and YES, you can do it! Ordinary stepping stones turned into something beautiful will make you WANT to get out there and pull the weeds just to see the results.
A few supplies you most likely have on hand, and you're ready to begin.
Grab a stack of stepping stones, scrub them well and allow them to thoroughly dry.
Lay a lace-like doily, fabric, or anything with a unique pattern to it over your stepping stone, and spray away with paint.
Allow the paint to dry, remove the doily, and then spray with sealer.
Look closely. Yep, you guessed it! Glow-in-the-dark spray over the existing paint.
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Karen Manasco

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  • Christine Corelli-DeSimone
    on Apr 27, 2018

    I love this, could you glue the doily on... then add a sealant?

    • Mcgypsy9
      on May 10, 2018

      If you mean can you leave the doily on permanently the answer is no not with just a sealant. I don’t know if resin can be used outdoors but that would be an option if it could.

  • Love this but how do you keep the doily from sticking on the stone once the paint is dried?

    • Karen Manasco
      on Mar 29, 2019

      Hello Jacqueline, if you are careful, you can remove the doily while the paint is still wet. :-)

  • Heather Norman-Parker
    on Dec 12, 2018

    How long will the paint last and does it peal over time?

    • Karen Manasco
      on Mar 29, 2019

      Hello Heather, it really depends on your weather, the paint used, etc.

      I wouldn't say any paint would last for years on end, but a great reason to flip them over, and paint fresh each spring. :-)

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  • Kyp Purifoy
    on Jun 10, 2018

    Wow! What a cool idea! Very neat!

  • Deb
    on Jun 24, 2018

    I really would love to do this in my pathways! Thanks for sharing a great idea!

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