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!
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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.
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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. :)
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  • Jean Floerke
    on Sep 23, 2018

    What do you do when you have 4 feet of snow on top of it??? I like your idea, but it will not work in Wisconson!


    • Kelly
      on Oct 5, 2018

      That's when you get real creative with the windchimes

  • K.r32279146
    on Sep 27, 2018

    I,m sure I need to get "get my brain together" ( uncalled for ). U put the sticky side up to hold the stones and then pull off, right ?

  • Jan Thompson
    on Sep 29, 2018

    I love this idea. How do you keep it from sticking to the pan?????

    • Jch34205710
      on Oct 9, 2018

      You can use plastic wrap like Saran or Cling Free or you can oil the pan using a spray oil like is used for cooking. Pan, or others. Just make sure it is covered completely. Actually, using a paper towl and greasing the plan with Crisco works just fine. You want it covered well, but not real runny.

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