The lush greenery and warm summer days provide you with a wonderful excuse to kick off your shoes and skip barefoot across your yard, garden or lawn. The fancy and eye-catching Leaf -shaped Stepping Stones can provide you with a path that naturally merges with the landscape. Do not panic, as you do not have to give leaf shape to a stone. Making leaf-shaped stepping stone is super simple project where you have to play with the rhubarb or monstera leaves and the quick-drying cement or plaster.
Bring the amazingly decorative Leaf-shaped Stepping Stones to life with the given below simple steps:
Things you will need to make leaf-shaped stepping stones:
- Plastic drop cloth
- Large hosta, rhubarb, or monstera leaves - as many leaves as the number of stepping stones you want to make
- Quick-drying cement or plaster
- A mixing bucket or sand pail
- Mixing tools
- Putty Knife
Take a large mixing bucket or sand pail and place two cups of cement in it. Add in some sand and then pour one cup of water into the bucket. Blend all the ingredients until it forms a thick paste.
Note: Make sure to wear gloves as the cement mixture can crack your skin.
Select a smooth surface for this project and place a piece of contractor’s paper on it. Remove the wrinkles on it, suing both of your hands.
Note: If you do not have a piece of contractor’s paper in hand, then simple place a cloth to serve as a work surface.
Gently spread a thick layer of the previously prepared cement past over the surface of the leaves, using a putty knife. Smooth the surface of the paste thoroughly and make sure to stay within the outer edges of the leaves.
Set out the leaves for few until the past on it hardens well. Now, turn the molds around and remove the leaves.
Note: The perfect time to turn the mold around is when paste is about to dry but do not dry completely.
In the meantime, make arrangements to install the amazing leaf-shaped stepping stones and select the area where you want to install them.
Use the putty knife to dig out holes on the surface of the selected area, keeping the shape of the leaves in mind. Make sure to keep suitable distance between the holes for the installation of the leaf-shaped stepping stones.
Note: Dig holes with medium depth; otherwise, your leaf-shaped stepping stones will not be visible.