Rainbow Flower Step Stones

5 Materials
2 Hours
Hi, I'm Amber Oliver! I hope if you enjoy this project you'll also stop by my blog!Spring is the best time of the year! It's when everything is new and blooming and the COLORS! Color is everywhere! It's not like the beautiful muted colors of fall - I'm talking bright, bold blooms! Inspired by those fun colors - I created these colorful step stones!
Start with a bag of river stones. Pick out the broken ones and try to get a large amount that are the same size. The smaller pieces are perfect for the centers of the "flowers" and the long ones are perfect for the petals.
Set out groups for each color. I used 7-8 for each color flower with one extra for the center of the "flower".
Spray paint your groups of rocks. Dig through your spray paint stash and get all the bright pretty colors! Or maybe you'd prefer a daisy walkway - use white and yellow! Get creative and use the colors of your choice.
Once your rocks dry it's time to create the stones. I used dollar store pie tins. Grease with petroleum jelly so they remove easily.
Mix up your concrete according to the directions.
Fill up your pie tin.
level out the concrete in the pie tin.
Add in your stones! Press them into the shape of a flower and add a center stone for the perfect shape.
These are an adorable, decorative addition to your garden!

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  • Patricia Murray Patricia Murray on Jan 17, 2022

    Where do you buy your River rock I can’t find it

  • Shane Shane on Nov 03, 2022

    Any good fall projects?

  • Rob Rob on Jan 29, 2023

    Hi, nice project but I'm wondering if there is a reason you used the black river rock, which most expensive river rock?

    A side comment to those considering this is that regular stones can be used, even from the beach etc. Also, as I am thinking about this, I think the concrete needs to be roughed to reduce possible slipping on them.

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  • Sandee Sandee on Feb 23, 2024

    I like this idea a lot! Years ago I found out that my home builder had them mix stucco in the front yard of every 10th house. Anything I planted died in three years when the roots hit the leftover stucco. So after 3 attempts in 10 years to have ground cover, I “planted” 4 tons of river rocks in assorted colors and haven’t lost a single rock. I travel a lot and for every city I go to, I find a good sized rock and paint the underside a gold metallic color and on the top, I paint the name of the city. I like your idea of “flowers” and will incorporate my travels in the concrete stepping stones. Thanks for the idea!

  • Vbr48446352 Vbr48446352 on Feb 23, 2024

    Some friends of mine make these but they used broken ceramic dishes, etc. and they look really cool because it’s like broken glass in the concrete