Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine
One idea that almost never fails is the consideration of the landscape of the garden in which you want to place the stepping stones into if you think about your garden while planning your stepping stone you will surely have a result that focuses on the whole look and relates and communicates with the garden itself a lot of people get so excited about the stepping stones they detach them from the garden and if the stepping stones do not match the environment they will simply look bad and disturb the flow of your garden – even if these are unique and wonderful stepping stones.
You can also give it a different look by using colored grout between the pieces of glass. (Putting the grout on the glass may change the perceived color of the glass in the finished product.) Flat metal punchouts are great for garden stepping stones. Wildlife garden (or other trade) tools and zodiac are all possible themes. Small colored stones could be used to make the constellations. Some garden stepping stone basics make sure you can get the finished stone out of the form by lining it with plastic wrap (rememberwrinkles may show or the plastic become trapped in the stone) or using a nonstick spray; make the stone 34 inches thick so it can stand up to traffic; let it dry for several days before you remove it from the form.
A personalized stepping stone with highquality engraving is a unique personal gift that will add to a gardens ambiance for years ahead. To create a piece of art that will be forever part of a garden consider your recipients interests beyond gardening. If your intended loves to read a quote by Dickinson or Frost is in order. If the familys faithful feline hangs out in the garden an engraved cat silhouette pays tribute to this gardening assistant. (Every chipmunk chased away is a lily flower saved.) Golfing fanatics will smile when receiving a series of stones with birdie fore and Hole in One engraved into them.