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Making Stepping Stones

By dave
October 14, 2011

At the Whitinger Farm, we are busy making stepping stones for a walkway between our driveway and the house. It's an ambitious project and we've already made dozens of stones. By popular request, here is the tutorial on how we're making them.

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 13, 2011 6:08 PM CST

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Looks like it is a fun family project! Liked you "mesmerizing video"! Hilarious!
I made a few mosaic steps atop ready made HD purchased stepping stones but making them completely would be more satisfying plus you have so many decorating options.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 13, 2011 7:17 PM CST

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It's super easy to do, Sue! Give it a shot. Thumbs up I especially like the power to make your own shapes. I made a mold for a heart shaped stone and that turned out VERY well.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Oct 13, 2011 7:25 PM CST

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I have so many ideas for this new garden, I fancy those steps with the leaf impressions & hypertufa is also something I also would like to try someday!
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dave
Oct 13, 2011 7:49 PM CST

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The leaf impression stones are indeed very nice. We really like them. They are, of course, not colorful, but sometimes you're looking for subtle designs.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Oct 13, 2011 8:23 PM CST

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Here's an idea I photographed on a garden tour, I thought they would look nice as individual stones too. They start out with a 'daisy' design with the light stone as the center.
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Name: Trish
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Trish
Oct 14, 2011 6:49 AM CST

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Calif_Sue said:Here's an idea I photographed on a garden tour, I thought they would look nice as individual stones too. They start out with a 'daisy' design with the light stone as the center.


This post needs a picture Smiling
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Oct 14, 2011 6:33 PM CST

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LOL, it sure does! *Blush*

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dave
Oct 14, 2011 7:10 PM CST

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I love those! Very nice!!
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Trish
Oct 15, 2011 6:09 AM CST

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I agree
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 16, 2011 11:33 AM CST
I love too with your stones as well as the ones in the photo Sue posted that the pebbles, pieces of glass, & leaf/misc. impressions make the stepping stones non slip. One can achive that by sweeping a broom across them but then that's no fun & certainly not creative & not interesting or pretty at all.
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