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Turn a dull concrete stoop into a showpiece by capping the treads and risers with stone. | Illustration: Harry Bates | thisoldhouse.com

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Turn a dull concrete stoop into a showpiece by capping the treads and risers with stone. | Illustration: Harry Bates | thisoldhouse.com

Garden stepping stones. Mix 4 cups of concrete w/ water in a big bowl, pour into  medium plant saucer, smooth out, add flat side of glass stones in any pattern (may engrave it too), let stand 24 hrs, remove plastic  allow to dry another 24 hrs, spray w/ water to clean beads and set stone.

Stepping Stones

Garden stepping stones. Mix 4 cups of concrete w/ water in a big bowl, pour into medium plant saucer, smooth out, add flat side of glass stones in any pattern (may engrave it too), let stand 24 hrs, remove plastic allow to dry another 24 hrs, spray w/ water to clean beads and set stone.

Rubber door mats also work as pretty molds for concrete stepping stones.

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