I know I am moving a little fast forward here into the season. I like to think early and execute my plan so that I am ready to enjoy the nicer weather and not be filled with a to do list of preparations.
Today, I am sharing 10+ ways to dress up your garden with stepping stones.
Who knew? I actually have stenciled on stepping stones some time ago. This was early on in blogging and I don’t believe I ever shared the project. Now I have stepped up my game and really stepped up the stones.
The other day when I shared how to stencil with Plaster of Paris, I also had done another project that day while I had out all the supplies.
Did I mention working with that stuff can be a tad messy? Not too bad, but I do recommend you covering your work surface and the floor as well.
This is what my patio paver looked like before. I bought the cheapest one because this was all just an experiment. Next go around, I will buy the round ones at $4.99 each. This here one was $1.49.
If you missed how I did the application with Plaster of Paris, please check out my How to stencil with Plaster of Paris post HERE.
I have an video coming soon with a live tutorial. I was sweating bullets on this one. I really didn’t think it was going to turn out. Here is a sneak peek of the next project I will be sharing.
Ok, enough of my ramblings. You came here to see other stepping stone ideas.
In case you are wondering, I was indeed going for the rustic, weathered and worn look on this stone. That is not by accident. I do plan on sealing this as well. I just brought it outside to the garden to snap my photos real quick. This sucker is sort of heavy.
First, I applied my stencil medallion and did the plaster technique. I let that dry overnight and then came in with my gather here stencil, and let that dry for half the day. I painted the entire stone with black gel stain. The next day I used a sanding block and lightly sanded over the stone for the weathered look.
Thank you so much for visiting with me today. You will find the gallery list at the end. Whether you are looking for a HOW to make your own, refresh old ones, or create some really unique ones, this is where you will find them all in one place!
If you are new here, welcome! I am also very excited to share my new stencil line with you.
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