Ideas for Stone Garden Stepping Stones

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Ideas for Stone Garden Stepping Stones
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Garden stepping stones are an attractive and inexpensive way to decorate your walkway. Stepping stones come in pre-made shapes and sizes, or you can choose to make your own stones to personalise your garden. There are a wide variety of materials available for you to create your own stones that work with your garden and decor.

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Personalised Stones

Children love making stones to place in the garden. Personalised stones show off your children's talents and allow them to take part in decorating the outdoor space that you will share. Many different types of moulds can be used for the concrete, such as plastic buckets or bowls. You can use jewels and paint to decorate your stones to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Put your child's name and the date that they made the stepping stone.

Matching Your Path

One way to add consistency in your garden is to match the stepping stones in the pathway with the stone in your patio. Use the same kind of stones to tie the two together. Grey stones provide an excellent contrast to the grass and flowers in your garden, plus they stand out to provide an excellent backdrop.

Memorial Stones

Memorial stones are an excellent way to remember and honour someone special that has passed away. These types of stones can be specially ordered from your local home improvement store or stonemason. You can also make your own memorial stones with stepping stone kits. The memorial stones can include the date the person was born and the date of their death. You can also include a special quote to remember them by.

Pavers

Pavers make excellent stepping stones. Decorate the stones with patio acrylic paint, and create your own designs. Patio acrylic paint can be found at your local home improvement store, and it is waterproof. Pavers can also be found at most local hardware and home improvement stores, and they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. A layer of clear coat can be applied to the stone to give it a more finished look.

Mosaics

Ceramic tiles of different colours can be used to make a mosaic stepping stone. The tiles can be broken into smaller pieces and glued onto pavers to create a stained-glass effect. These stones can be glazed and placed in the garden. Choose colours that tie in with your garden furniture and flowers.

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