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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  • Fran
    on Apr 8, 2018

    Is it necessary to grease the sides of the pan before pouring in the quick concrete? Would it be useful to do so?

    i definitely want to try this project...it will make great use of my little colored glass stones and my broken plates and pottery pieces!

    Thanks in advance for the answer....looks like a quick, easy project!

  • Fran
    on Apr 8, 2018

    Is it necessary to grease the sides of the pan before pouring in the quick concrete? Would it be useful to do so?

    i definitely want to try this project...it will make great use of my little colored glass stones and my broken plates and pottery pieces!

    Thanks in advance for the answer....looks like a quick, easy project!

  • Fran
    on Apr 8, 2018

    Is it necessary to grease the sides of the pan before pouring in the quick concrete? Would it be useful to do so?

    i definitely want to try this project...it will make great use of my little colored glass stones and my broken plates and pottery pieces!

    Thanks in advance for the answer....looks like a quick, easy project!

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