05-20-2013 10:12 AM
Welcome to our community DavidlCooper05!
What a fun project! Here on the community there is a great thread on how to make concrete planters, just in case you have a hankering to make something else out of concrete when you are done.
Let’s get down to business. You mentioned cutting down planter pots for the mold. That is a great plan and efficient. Make sure when you cut them down, they are all approximately the same height; you wouldn’t want some of your stepping stones to be higher than others.
Question for you: do you want to remove the mold or keep it on once the concrete is set? If you plan on setting the stones in the ground, you wouldn’t necessarily need to remove the mold. However, if that is not the plan, you will need to coat the inside of the mold with cooking oil or petroleum jelly thoroughly so the concrete will come out of the mold easily.
Now it’s time to mix your concrete! Wear safety goggles, gloves and cover your work area with cardboard or plastic. Mix according to the instructions on the concrete that you choose.
Once the concrete mix is the consistency of oatmeal, pour it into the mold. Once it is cured remove from the mold or put directly in the ground!
Please send us a completed picture of your project, we love pictures!
If you have any more questions, please let us know!
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