How to make your own concrete driveway pavers

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How to make your own concrete driveway pavers
Make your own pavers with a paver mould. (pavers image by Pix by Marti from

Concrete pavers can transform your driveway from boring, grey and dull to a colourful and textured surface. For a real start to finish DIY experience, make the pavers from scratch. Concrete moulds are available in a number of sizes and finishes. Choose your style and get to work crafting your driveway pavers. Purchase several paver moulds to speed up the process.

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Things you need

  • Concrete paver moulds
  • Cooking oil
  • Pre-mix concrete
  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Small shovel or scoop
  • Trowel

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  1. 1

    Check your work surface with a level to make sure it is even and set your paver moulds on the work surface. Dip a paper towel or rag into cooking oil and coat the inside of the mould. The concrete will release from the mould more easily with the oil.

  2. 2

    Add liquid or powder colourant to the pre-mixed concrete. Follow the ratios and mixing instructions on the colourant packaging to achieve the right shade.

  3. 3

    Add water to the pre-mixed concrete. Pour the water slowly, stirring constantly. Add water until the concrete is the consistency of oatmeal.

  4. 4

    Shovel or scoop the mixture into the paver moulds. Smooth the concrete across the top of the moulds with a trowel. Shake the moulds back and forth across the table to level the mixture and eliminate air bubbles.

  5. 5

    Leave the concrete in the moulds for 24 to 48 hours. Shake the concrete from the moulds. If the pavers are stuck, pry them loose with the end of a putty knife.

  6. 6

    Set the pavers in an out of the way location and cover with plastic sheeting for seven days.

  7. 7

    Seal the pavers to prevent staining. Brush a thin layer of concrete sealer across the top of the pavers. Allow the sealer to dry.

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