It might not be warm enough to enjoy your garden patio just yet, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t already started thinking about ways to take our lovely outdoor space to the next level when spring finally arrives! This year, we’ve been thinking a lot about different ways to make our very own garden stepping stones but we wanted to make sure we did a thorough search of different techniques and ideas before getting started to really make sure we create stones we love!
Just in case you’re as in love with the idea of making a set of DIY garden stepping stones as we are, if not more, here are 15 of the best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for information and inspiration.
1. Stencilled honeycomb stepping stones
Have you actually already bought (or perhaps even made) the kind of square stepping stone that has an awesomely smooth surface but now you can’t help wondering whether you might make the top look a little more bright and fun? Well, that’s exactly what Design Improvised did here with their multi-coloured stencilled honeycomb pattern.
2. Imprinted doormat stepping stones
Are you actually quite intent on making your very own stepping stones from scratch but you want to make sure they’re not too plain looking? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Nancy Mizelle made these fantastically simple stones using DIY cement! We like the way they kept things natural rather than adding lots of colour but still added texture and visual appeal by imprinting a patterned doormat into the top when the stones were still wet.
3. Colourful pebble mosaic stepping stones
Perhaps you’re actually very invested indeed in the beauty of your own home and you’re convinced that something challenging and intricate is the best idea for you? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Fine Gardening made not only smaller stepping stones but an entire patio out of differently coloured pebbles using mosaic techniques! We love their flowing lines and floral inspired patterns but you could create any sort of aesthetic you please.
4. Plastic lid print stepping stones
Did you actually really enjoy the idea of making pattern imprinted stepping stones from scratch because you love the indented texture effect but you’re just not sure that you have as pare floor mat with negative space lying around that will quite work the way we showed you above? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Rosy Scription did something similar using the plastic lid of a takeaway container to mould their shapes and ridges instead!