Creating a Garden Stepping Stone

When the bottom fell out of the box and several of the plates got broken, I decided to turn lemons into lemonade.
How to make a Garden Stepping Stone
Cover the sides and bottom of an old cake pan with Petroleum Jelly for easy removal.
Arrange the pieces of the broke china pattern side down in the bottom of the pan. Make sure to use the flattest pieces.
Add glass stones in between the pieces for added color and interest.
Mix a quick setting cement according to the directions on the package.
Fill pan with cement approx. an 1 thick.
Shake pan a little to fill in the gaps and smooth.
Allow a couple hours for the stones to set.
Remove stepping stones from the pans and clean excess cement from the top of the stones with a stiff wire brush and water.
Allow a few days for the cement to cure before sitting outside in your garden.

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  • Bonnie Marcum Plumlee Bonnie Marcum Plumlee on Jan 11, 2019

    Can u walk on them or just for looks i need to make a bunch to walk on something pretty

  • Joan Joan on May 30, 2019

    How deep should the cement be..and do you wait for it to set a bit before adding the broken dish..thanks

  • Lynn Andersen Lynn Andersen on Jan 14, 2020
    Don’t the shards cut your feet if actually walking on them?


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