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How to make DIY stepping stones with kids for your garden walkway

Garden mosaic stepping stone

Spring is already here and my Must Make This Someday List is really filling up. I totally have ‘eyes bigger than my stomach’ syndrome when it comes to crafting. So I’ve decided to round up another DIY or Buy this time featuring three DIY stepping stone tutorials *plus* some cute handmade options to buy.

If you’re starting out with no supplies, I recommend the buy the basic mosaic stepping stone kit. Or you can buy supplies a la carte, just keep reading for the full list below.

For the past five summers, the kids and I have made DIY stepping stones for our (future) garden walkway. Yep, we live in a Chicago condo and we’re storing these annual stepping stones for a future house someday. Anyway, after five years of making DIY stepping stones with kids I’ve definitely learned some tips and tricks.

How to make a basic DIY stepping stone

First up: here’s how to make a DIY hummingbird garden stepping stone like the one I made for my dad:

Garden mosaic stepping stone

I made this stepping stone using this basic mosaic stepping stone kit but you could also create your own with just the pieces that you like:

DIY lettered garden stones

Next: simple, lovely DIY lettered garden stones by Pretty Prudent. Jacinda made hers using oiled mini-loaf pans from her kitchen and letter stamps.

Garden mosaic stepping stone

DIY pebble stepping stone

And for an even more earthy feel, Jeffery Bale shows you how to create DIY pebble stepping stones like these:

Garden mosaic stepping stone

DIY finished stepping stones that you can buy

Like I said, I want to make all these versions (someday). Luckily in the meantime, Natasha Ayers makes colorful stained glass 12″ stepping stones that you can buy like this yellow sunflower…

Garden mosaic stepping stone

…and this crimson version.

Garden mosaic stepping stone

Or order a custom 12″ mosaic stepping stone from Mid Century Mosaics personalized for your favorite sports fan in only two weeks.

Garden mosaic stepping stone

Linda Madl

Sunday 18th of October 2015

Love the blue sunflower stepping stone. I'm not crafty. How do I get one?

Kathy Beymer

Tuesday 20th of October 2015

Looks like Natasha is no longer selling hers. I would recommend searching etsy for one, especially in the springtime. Thanks for stopping by!

Cathey Payne

Sunday 19th of April 2015

Roberts is out of business. I would like to know where to buy the whole kit. Any ideas,??

Kathy Beymer

Sunday 19th of April 2015

Hi Cathey! Thanks for letting me know about Roberts Crafts going out of business. Made me kind of sad to see that! Anyway, I have updated all of the links in here. You can buy the whole kit here: And I do like the cement that comes in this kit. We make these every May with the kids (Elise makes squares, Liam makes circles) and one year I cheaped out and bought cement mix at Home Depot and the quality is a lot lower, lots of tiny pebbles in it that look not so great, so I definitely recommend this kit. Thanks and show me a photo of what you make at !


Monday 16th of February 2015

I definitely love this site. Thanks!