I did make leaves with concrete for my frontyard as stepping stones... But I also wanted steppingstones for the backyard, and I was tired of leaves. One night at around 3.30h I woke up ...and I knew what I would do
Got me all kind of plastic buckets and bowls and glued tea lights, the little ones with the aluminum foil covers, with the waxy side down into my buckets. Then I brushed a little oil over the tealights and inside the buckets. Filled it with cement about a finger high over the tealights, because I did not want to have the holes go all the way through and have the grass grow through them. In the small bowls I used bottle caps. Did not work good, because they get so stuck, the end pieces break. I did let the cement dry for a few days in the buckets
for the front yard
Those are the first ones I took out --- buttons.It worked so good with those tealights, because when they get stuck in the cement, all you need to do is scratch out the wax and you can peel the aluminum foil out easily
- to the delight of my grandchild who hops from one to the other.
I painted them with paint from the builders market. I do not really know the word for them. It is colours that you can use to mix into a bucket of white paint to get the colour you want to paint your house with. So far they have kept the colours through rain and sun.
Jackson on Sep 26, 2022
Hello Sunny, yes, that is sometimes a little problem. I have a weed-cutter (the one with a string) that I use around the buttons as an in between. Sometimes I just pick them all up and mow really good. I also considered for next spring to place a long strip of foil, place the buttons on it and cover the rest of the foil with some mulch or small gravel