Concrete in Bag Walkway
Creating your own cobblestone path couldn't be easier with this fun DIY!
I have an area just off my back porch that I want to improve a little bit. I started my project by prepping the area and scraping all the grass away. I also tried to level it out at the same time.
To make my cobblestones I grabbed some high-strength concrete mix.
I didn’t want to make a mess, so I took a wooden dowel and placed it under the middle of the bag.
With the bag in place over the dowel, I cut the top of the bag straight across the middle.
Then, I pulled up on the dowel and it split the bag completely in half with no need to carry an 80lb bag around to mix it.
To mix the concrete, I started by pouring some water into the bottom of a bucket. This keeps the concrete from sticking to the bottom.
Next, I poured in some of the concrete.
Then I finished it off with some more water and mixed it all up. I made my mix a little soupier than normal for this project.
You want to get a fairly liquid consistency so that it slides right off the scraper.
Once I had the right consistency, I grabbed some 1-quart Ziploc bags and started filling them up.
You want no less than half a bag and no more than three-quarters full.
After the bag was full, I gently squeezed it to get all of the air out and then zipped it closed.
After the bags were filled, I started to lay them on the path area.
I tucked the zipper under the bag first.
Then I laid each one in place giving it a jiggle to make sure the concrete was in all of the corners.
Finally, I smoothed each bag out with my hand making it nice and flat.
To add a little surprise to my path, I grabbed some glow-in-the-dark stones and added them to the edge of the path. I started by splitting each of the edge bags with an x and pulled the pieces back to reveal the concrete mix.
Then, I pushed 3 or 4 stones into the mix.
I left all of the bags to dry overnight and then started peeling all of the plastic off.
To fill in the cracks between the cobblestone, I took scoops of sand and placed them all in between the cracks.
Once I had all of the sand down, I used a broom to spread it out and clean off the excess.
How cool is this amazing pathway with the antique-looking rustic cobblestones? I hope you enjoyed this project as it was fun to make.