Giant Elephant Ear Plant Stepping Stones

Franny Monaghan Lathe
by Franny Monaghan Lathe
2 Materials
1 Day
I have seen these stones done on a smaller scale but here is one upsized . My elephant ear plant out did itself this year . The leaves were huge . I actually used a few of the small ones for the stones
I scooped out a walkway to place the stones when they were done.
This photo is for size reference see the soda can near them?
I laid them out approx. where I wanted them to be.
Here the two are drying . I had a little concrete left so I made smaller accent stones . I used rubber gloves and scooped it out of the wheel barrow and patted it in place
This is laying out the next set of leaves .
The last 2 stones I used quick set so they are dry already the next day .
These need a few more days because it wasn't quick set
I flipped the quick set ones over and peeled off the leaves . After a few days I will use a wire brush to clean off some of the mulch. As you see there is an edge around the leaf . The next step explains that.
This is the leaf sunk in the mulch the extra edge seen in the last view gives it a bit more stability so they don't wobble .
This the one that the leaf tore and some concrete went thru it . But I will use it cause that bump will wear off In time.
Suggested materials:
  • Elephant ear plant leaf   (My garden)
  • Quick set concrete   (Lowes)
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  • Hope Hope on Feb 06, 2020

    How thick did you make the concrete stones? Will the stepping stones break when stepped on?

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