How to Make DIY Mosaic Stepping Stones: Interesting DIY 2024
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As you know, Gardens are those areas where you can express yourself in the form of creativity and imagination. Have you ever thought of decorating your garden by yourself? If Yes, then it’s appreciable as designing your garden, gives you a great white when it comes out as a colorful result.
You can design Mosaic stepping Stones for your garden area to showcase your creativity and you can take the help of your younger sisters, brothers, or even your family and friends. Mosaic stepping Stones will be made by combining the broken pieces of poetry, marbles, tiles, and other creative items.
So are you ready to add this beautiful and colorful addition to your garden which can later on even used to personalise your landscape Garden? Let’s begin…
Things to remember
- Keep the space between the tiles so that you can fill cement in it if you do not do so, then it becomes slippery.
- Keep in mind not to leave the sharp ends open as it will harm anyone.
- Position the tiles horizontally so that there are no sharp edges of the tiles.
- When you choose the material for your mosaic stepping stones, then you have to choose it wisely.
How to Make DIY Mosaic Stepping Stones?
So, finally, we are here to learn how to make DIY Mosaic Stepping Stones easily at home. You have to stay connected with the following points to understand them properly. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Choose the best design
At first, you have to think about the design as per your requirements. As you are going to make a stepping stone, so have to see which design is best for your garden area.
You can take the help of the Internet and even books can help you in doing so. After choosing the best design you have to go to the next step.
Step 2: Collect the materials
The next thing to follow is to gather all the material that is required in making the DIY Mosaic Stepping Stones, so below is the list of materials that you require:
- Safety glasses
- Ceramic tiles or ceramic plates
- Heavy rubber gloves
- Tile trowel or also large rubber spatula
- Big buckets
- Plain precast concrete garden stepping stones
- Poly-blend sanded tile grout
- Thin-set mortar
- 3/16-inch notched tile trowel
Step 3: Break the Ceramic Tiles
After collecting the materials together, you have to break the ceramic tiles or ceramic plates, but before doing so, you have to cover it with the cloth so that it does not scatter.
Take a hammer for breaking the tiles into big pieces of tiles by wearing the safety glasses mentioned above and also rubber gloves in your hand. As its edges will be sharp, you have to be cautious while handling the tiles.
Step 4: Preparation of Stepping Stone and Mortar
Another step that you have to follow after breaking the tiles into large pieces, is to put the concrete stepping stone in the water to make it wet. When it becomes fully wet, then you can remove it from the water.
Then choose a bucket in which you have to ready a thin set of mortar. You can follow the directions of the package. Spread the layer of mortar of about ¼- to ½-inch with the help of a notched towel.
Step 5: Arrange all the Pieces
By arranging all the pieces as per your requirement in symmetry, you have to press them gently into the mortar. If there is a need for more mortar, then you can use more of it to malign an even base.
Then, you have to repeat it to cover the stone, as mentioned above in the successful tip, you have to leave the gaps between those pieces for cement or grout. Keep it likewise so that it dries all night long by removing the excess mortar from the tiles.
Step 6: Spread Cement or Grout Over the Stone
Then, you have to see the directions in the package and mix the grout as per it. Put a good amount on the stone and wisely spread it with the help of a Tile trowel or also large rubber spatula. It will help you fill the remaining gaps and remove the excess.
Step 7: Clean Excess Grout and Dry
Last but not least, take a wet sponge and with this help, clean off the excess cement from the sides and also from the top. Along with this, keep rinsing the sponge too.
Be cautious while cleaning the excess grout from the tiles, do not remove too much from it.
Then, keep it like this only for about 24 to 48 hours so that it becomes dry completely. Then, you have to place it in your garden area.
Wrapping up the context
In this guide, you come to know that designing your garden, gives you a great white when it comes out as a colorful result. You can design Mosaic stepping Stones for your garden area to showcase your creativity and you can take the help of your younger sisters, brothers, or even your family and friends.
Mosaic stepping Stones will be made by combining the broken pieces of poetry, marbles, tiles, and other creative items. It will look amazing in your garden area, so follow the guide to do so. Till then safe gardening.
Thanks for reading! Happy gardening!