DIY Fabric-Covered Stepping-Stones

Give a paver colorful style by covering it with sturdy outdoor fabric.

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Who says stepping stones have to be drab slabs of concrete? Add pattern and texture to your yard with these fabric-covered stepping stones. When sealed, the fabric edges won't fray and it'll be strong enough to withstand both weather and foot traffic. A round print in bright hues, such as these suzani-style patterns, adds year-round color to the garden.

Tip: Make the stepping-stones about 1 1⁄2 to 2 inches thick, as thinner stones may crack. Lay the stones on smooth ground to prevent breakage. For added strength, place chicken wire in the middle of the concrete as you fill the mold.

What You Need

  • Quikrete crack-resistant concrete mix (or store-bought pavers)
  • Round plastic pot liner
  • Outdoor fabric
  • Bowl
  • Chalk or fabric pencil
  • Scissors
  • Decoupage medium or polyurethane
  • Paintbrush
  • Exterior-grade spray sealant

Step 1: Make (or Buy) the Pavers

Make a round concrete stepping-stone using a plastic pot liner -- slightly larger than the print you've chosen -- as a mold. To save time, you could also use premade concrete pavers for this project.

Step 2: Dry the Concrete

Allow concrete to dry and cure according to manufacturer's instructions.

Step 3: Cut Fabric and Coat Concrete

Cut fabric to desired size circle. For an easy way to get uniformly sized circles, trace a round object (such as a bowl) onto the back of the fabric using chalk or a fabric pencil, then cut out. Cover the surface of the stepping stone with decoupage medium or polyurethane. Place fabric on the coated concrete.

 

Step 4: Seal Your Stone

Cover the fabric with decoupage medium or polyurethane. Allow to dry, and apply a second coat. When that coat is dry, spray the entire surface with sealant to protect your stone from the elements. Note: If using polyurethane, you do not need to apply a sealant.

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