Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine
Personalized stepping stones make great gifts for nongardeners as well. Commemorate special occasions by having a stepping stone engraved. Celebrate a new birth with the newborns name and date. Help new couples remember their wedding and a proud bowler his first perfect game. Engraved stepping stones in landscape beds near a houses front door tell stories of the family inside each a reminder of important life events. The gift of an engraved garden stepping stone for a special occasion will be appreciated long after the event and will give the best gift of all. Each time the recipient steps over the stone it will conjure memories of joyous times past.
Decoration for these stones is limited only by your imagination. From a simple hand or paw print (name and date optional) up to a recreation of your favorite piece of art made out of shattered teacups your inner artist can run wild. Even photographs can be used simply put it between 2 sheets of glass and seal the edges with silicone. When using glass as decoration for your stones it is best to place the glass in the container first laying it out as you wish it to be in the finished product then carefully pour the concrete over it; this way there will be no sharp exposed areas.
The two types mostly used are Polyurethane and Plastic. Advantages of Polyurethane Molds are that it provides extremely high detail in your concrete mold product and are of the toughest material around. You can use Polyurethane Rubber concrete steppingstone molds a great number of times over the years and is great value for money. Its a sound investment. Plastic on the other hand my be the cheaper option for now but will cost you in the long run as it deteriorates rapidly with age handling and exposure to the elements. Making you own garden steppingstones with Polyurethane Rubber Stepping Stone Molds is by far a better option as to buying expensive steppingstones from the market which may discontinue at any time.