Create Your Own Stepping Stones

It's easy, fast, and fun to create your own stepping stones from a couple of containers and a bag of quick-mix concrete. Really make the pavers something special by casting leaves, stones, shells, and more into the surface.

Capture special memories by making your own stepping stones for the garden. If you're a parent, this is an easy and fun project to work on with your kids. It's a step in the right direction to personalizing your yard.

dog stepping stone

What You Need

  • Forming container
  • Sand
  • Marbles, rocks, seashells (optional)
  • Fast-drying cement mix
  • Disposable gloves (optional)

Step 1: Form the Stepping Stone

using small shovel to put wet cement into mold

Create the form using a container. You can use any kind of container with any kind of shape and size for your stepping stones. Pour a thin layer of slightly damp sand at the bottom of the container.

Step 2: Create a Design

laying colorful square mosaic tiles into cement

This is where you can let your creativity out. Add in marbles, rocks that you collected with your kids, or maybe some seashells from your last vacation. You can also use big leaves or flowers, and they'll peel right off the stepping stone, leaving a really beautiful impression—kind of like a fossil!

Step 3: Pour Cement

making stepping stone by laying cement into mold

Prepare your cement according to the package directions, and pour the cement directly over a good layer of sand. If desired, protect your hands with disposable gloves while working with the wet cement mixture. Fill it up to the rim, and level it off. Let drying mold cure for 2 or 3 days. After drying, the stepping stones pop right out of the container, and can go into your garden.

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