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Make Mosaic Garden paving Stones

Updated:2014-02-17 11:20:52
Personalizing your flower garden is an easy way to inject your style into outdoor spaces. Mosaic stepping stones are not only a decorative element, but they are also functional, providing a path through the garden landscape. You can purchase mosaic stepping stones from your local garden shop, however, they are also a fun and easy project to make yourself. In addition, they are a great craft for the family to work on together to create precious mementos.

Instructions as follows:

                                                       

Firstly, cover the work area with newspaper or a drop cloth.
Secondly, follow the package instructions to measure the quick-setting concrete mixture into an bucket.
Thirdly, slowly add water into the concrete mixture. Consult the instructions for how much water to add.
Fourthly, use a stirring paddle to combine the water and concrete mix. The mixture should be the same consistency as cake batter. If it is too thick, add a small amount of water. If it is too runny, add more concrete mix.
Fifthly, consult the instructions for the concrete dye and add to the concrete mixture.
Sixthly, spray the concrete mold with a spray lubricant such as WD-40.
Seventhly, pour the concrete mixture into the mold. Gently tap the mold on the ground to remove any bubbles.
Eighthly, allow the mixture to set for 10 to 15 minutes.
Ninthly, embellish the paving stone with decorative glass to make a mosaic design. Wear gloves, and push the pieces of glass into the concrete so they are flush with the surface of the concrete.
Tenthly, let the mosaic peculiar stone dry for 48 hours. Occasionally sprinkle with water to prevent cracking.
Eleventh, turn the mold upside down and gently tap the edges.
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