Homemade Concrete Stepping Stones

I’ve been working diligently on creating my stepping stones for Smoky Mountain Leaf Works. The two most difficult things I have encountered are:

1 – Not being able to find an inexpensive square or round molds. I’ve been using disposable cake pans but they only last for a couple of pourings. Those are actually not quite big enough either. So I’m scouting around looking for exactly what I want – at a good price – since I need to have several at a time.

2 – Mixing concrete is harder than I remember! It’s not for the “weak of arm muscle.” If anyone knows of a better (and easier) way than stirring, let me know!

My husband bought me some liquid concrete stain in a terra cotta color that I have tried and love. It’s mixed in the water first and then with the concrete for a lovely and vibrant color that is not supposed to fade.


About Cindy A. Johnson

I live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. I love to read, work in my flower and vegetable gardens, feed and watch the birds in the yard, sit on the front porch looking at the mountains and go camping. I also like to watch wildlife, including my cats and dog (ha!). I write online articles on a variety of subjects. Check out my book reviews at: http://readerjots.wordpress.com, wonderful nature stuff at http://mynaturenotes.wordpress.com and assorted articles on interesting stuff at http://Esmeowl12.hubpages.com. My first ebook was published in January 2012: "Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents." Check out the blog at http://alphabetletters.wordpress.com.
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