Although these projects can be a little time consuming for those who obsess over every detail of a project, it is still super easy and unbeatably cheap!
Hi Temp Glue Gun or a strong glue epoxy
River Rocks (found at the $1 Store!)
Shelf Liner in a matching color ( about $3 at Wal-mart!)
River Rock Stepping Stones/ Garden Accent
Step 1: Cut the shelf liner
You can make any size or shape you want. Although I knew I wanted a circle, I still started with a nice big rectangle.
Step 2: A Dry Run
Before gluing, place the rocks on the mat trying to find rocks that form a somewhat close fit. It doesn't have to be perfect! If you want to use contrasting rock colors to add a design, initials, or a pattern, begin there.
Once you are satisfied with your pattern, glue it down one rock at a time. (Please note that it you are using sheet liner only, the adhesive will run through it! Protect your work surface!) Don't be surprised if your pattern or letter slowly shifts due to gluing the rocks in a slightly different location than before. No big deal. Once your pattern is secured move on to the background. It will be tempting to go straight to glue here, but give it a dry run first, then glue it. Once you have finished the mat, trim any excess sheet liner and...
This stepping stone is the first of many that will adorn our yard this spring. The materials used for one stepping stone breaks down to about $1.50! Concrete aside, it doesn't get any cheaper for stepping stones!
Need more inspiration?
Some Suggestions for door mats:
your last name
a monogram (tricky!)
Check out this walkway!!!! LOVE IT!