Renee
Renee
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  • Lufkin, TX

Fun Homemade Stepping Stones...


I bought my mold from : http://www.gardenponds.com/molds6.htm......I used what they recommender, 8 parts Denatured alcohol & 1 part castor Oil for the mold release agent. .. I have used vegetable spray in the past and it worked fine....Used the recommended Sancrete Sand Mix. Brands may change depending upon where you live. Traced the outline of a brick onto a piece of shirt cardboard..I did take a little off the width and the middle brick I made shorter to look better.. Then traced onto the concrete...I left a 1/2" space for the "grout" which is the unpainted concrete..I bought 2 different color paints from Lowe's Concrete paint, Brick Facade and Poppy Field... you may want to match your brick color.. Painted the darker color on bricks first the came over with a little of the lighter color on a rag..kind of like a light wash...I think they turned out pretty and are easy to do!
Painted hear stepping stone..
Painted hear stepping stone..
Heart mold
Heart mold
Unpainted concrete heart..
Unpainted concrete heart..
Heart stepping stone...
fun homemade stepping stones, crafts, outdoor living

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2 questions
  • Kellardawn20
    on Feb 6, 2017

    Where are the instructions on how to make these stepping stones

  • Ardale
    on Sep 11, 2017

    Oh these are just the cutest things ! What are the sizes of your stepping stones? I"m wondering if a person could use a large size heart shaped Wilton cake pan to make them with? Just love em! Thanks for sharing! You did a great job painting them to look just like real brick too!
    • Renee
      on Sep 13, 2017

      Thank you so much!!... They are 16"x17"... They are a good size... I don't see why you couldn't use a cake pan. Let me know how they turn out!!
    • Renee
      on Sep 13, 2017

      I saw where a lady commented that a cake pan would not release the concrete very well though...
    • Renee
      on Sep 22, 2017

      Maybe not...,I used a bought mold.

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  • Diane
    on Dec 19, 2014

    We have be been making our own heart stepping stones, but these brick painted hearts are soo cute. I wil definitely try it soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Susan Igo
    on Jan 20, 2017

    I love the brick look. Of all the stepping stones I've seen, these are my favorite.

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