Hosta Imprint Concrete Stepping Stone

Leaf Imprint Stepping Stones

Things are pretty crazy around here these days, but I didn’t want to miss writing up a Weekend Project considering I set a goal to put up one garden-related project each weekend.  The very first post from October 1, 2011 was a book review on  Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features & More and I showed the end products of two projects I tried from that book.  One was these great leaf imprint stepping stones which I made with a friend.

I showed the photos back then but not the full instructions.  It was a simple task of picking plastic containers, oiling them, mixing concrete, then pressing a large leaf on the top.

I weighed the leaves down with river stones and after 24 hours removed them from the moulds and voila!

DIY Leaf Imprint Concrete Stepping Stones

My friend make some with leaves and foam letters we bought at the craft store. Aren’t they cute?

Well it’s a simple project and a quick tutorial, but even though I’m busy I didn’t want to miss Weekend Project #37 – wow 37!  I still have many ideas and projects on the books.  I never did set out a goal to do it for a full year, but since I’m more than halfway there, why not?  Stay tuned each weekend for another crafty garden-related project that will hopefully inspire a little garden therapy…for 15 more weeks or who knows?  Maybe I’ll just keep going.



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About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. Anja
    AnjaJune 19,12

    What a cool idea! I could imagine doing that too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mixed Kreations
    Mixed KreationsJune 20,12

    These are really cool. I seen a little leaf birdbath made out of an elephant ear similar to how you made your stepping stones. Will have to give these a try. Love how you added the letter. Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial.

  3. Pizimac
    PizimacJuly 30,12

    wow! they look like little fossils or something! Amazing!

  4. Sue
    SueJune 17,13

    What did you oil the containers with?

  5. Stephanie
    StephanieJune 17,13

    Hi Sue, just vegetable oil. It worked perfectly!

  6. Linda
    LindaMarch 5,14

    Oh I just love this! I can’t wait to try it!

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