A Stepping Stone for Someone Special


For the gardener in your life who has also helped you - or your children - grow as well! This easy personalized stepping stone is a wonderful gift for grandparents (Father's Day?) and for teachers.
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The saying, "Thank you for helping us grow" not only refers to the flowers that gardeners tend to, but also the little lives that they shape as well.
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Before mixing the concrete, lay out the glass in a pattern that you like. You'd be better off not to "wing it" with wet concrete.
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Mix the concrete with water. I used a kit (head to the link below to see exactly which one I used). Be careful to add the water slowly and in small increments. You don't want concrete that's too wet. Aim for brownie batter consistency.
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Pour the concrete into the form and gently - GENTLY - wiggle the sides to get a smooth surface.
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Add your glass to the concrete - press it in until it's flush. Leave room for stamping and get your patient-pants on.
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For tips on stamping and wait-times, head to the link below. I explain some tips to get a good stamp in your concrete.
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The form has to sit for at least twelve hours before you wipe it down (to get haze and concrete off of the glass). Then wait ANOTHER 12 hours before you take it out of the form.
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And you're done! You have a great gift to present to someone who has been an influence in your (or your child's) life.
Tara @ Suburble

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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