Tile-Topped Stepping Stones

Create a pretty garden path with the help of these handmade stepping stones decorated with pieces of ceramic tiles or plates.
Getting Started
Mosaic Stepping Stone: Finished Project
These decorative steppers are
always pretty to look at, but
will get slippery when wet.

Before starting this project, you'll need to break up flea-market plates or tiles for the mosaics of these colorful stepping-stones. To do this safely: Place tiles or plates in a shallow box and cover with a cloth to prevent shards from scattering. Wearing safety glasses and using a hammer or tile pincers, crack the ceramic into large pieces. Handle them carefully, they'll be very sharp. For variety, use pebbles, shells, jewels, colored glass, or marbles for this project in place of the ceramic pieces.

See below for a materials list and complete instructions.

What You Need:

  • Plain precast concrete garden stone
  • Ceramic tiles or plates
  • Thin-set mortar
  • Poly-blend sanded tile grout (optional)
  • 3/16-inch-notch tile trowel
  • Large rubber spatula or rubber tile trowel
  • Hammer or tile pincers
  • Safety glasses
  • Large buckets; sponge
  • Heavy rubber gloves
  • Soft cloth

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