Pavers Stepping Stones

stepping stones

Pavers stepping stones are the best for putting an accent on the any garden – whether near the sea, urban surrounding or by the woods. They offer a range of colour and designs, decorations.

Pavers stepping stones are often handcrafted catering to individual tastes. The textured surfaces are deeply etched and the colours are in tune with nature and the earth.

The pavers stepping stones can be easily handled and installed in many ways. The moonstone pavers stepping stones have a nesting pattern that allows for these to be snugly laid out without any gaps. The colour of moon stones pavers stepping stones may be mist gray or off white sierra and can be placed singly or in groups. Other pavers stepping stones come in rust colour, pale yellow and some have the sea shell effect with a coral tint. Cobble pavers stepping stones come in round shapes.

stepping stones

Home-made pavers stepping stones to give the individual touch to a garden, walkway or drive. These are wonderful as personalized gifts and can be kept as keepsakes by putting a loved one’s handprint or footprint on it. One person kept the paw print of a favourite dog on it! Patio paint can be used on it and even precious stones and gems can be impressed upon it.

If one dabbles in making personally pavers stepping stones the imagination can be allowed to run wild and the cost is minimal. The main items required for making a pavers stepping stones is a mould, cement and decorations for embellishments. When working with concrete it is advisable to wear protective eye gear and gloves.

The hardest part in making pavers stepping stones is deciding on the design. Once that is done then the next thing is to place on the working surface old newspaper or plastic sheeting. An old tablecloth will suffice. If the weather is fine it is best to work outside wearing long sleeved shirt and sweat pants.

The next step is to place the mould. The mould for the pavers stepping stones can be anything from plastic plant containers to a cake pan. The mould has now to be generously coated with either petroleum jelly or cooking spray.

The mixing of the concrete is fairly simple – 5 parts of concrete with 1 part water will do the trick. The mixture should feel like elastic cookie dough.

Now spoonfuls of the mixture have to be ladled into the mould. After filling it nearly half the mixture can be smoothed down. Next a piece of screening or hardware material cut to size is placed and the mould is then filled up to the top. Tapping the outside of the mould gently will remove air bubbles.

The mould with the mixture should be left alone for about an hour or so before pressing in the decorations. When this is done the pavers stepping stones should be kept sitting idle for 3 days. When it dries then voila! The pavers stepping stones can be slipped out of the mould.