Cake Pan Stepping Stones – Do It Yourself

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Trust me when I say that you don’t need any fancy or expensive mold to make garden stepping stones, all you need is a non-stick cake pan! And believe me you won’t even ruin the pan! Discover below a very easy way to make mosaic stepping stones.


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You will need the following materials: round non-stick cake pan (use also a heart-shaped pan) / Vaseline / contact paper / old plates or that you don’t need / glass gems / concrete / marine varnish / mosaic glass cutter(optional) / chicken wire or other type of wire mesh / safety glasses / rubber gloves / dust mask / hammer / bucket / trowel / water.

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Make the garden stepping stone like this: Put your safety glasses on. Place a plate or saucer inside a cloth bag or cover with an old sheet or towel, and smash it with a hammer. Repeat until you have all the pieces you need. You’ll probably want a variety of sizes. Place your cake pan on your contact paper, and trace around it.

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37 Responses to “Cake Pan Stepping Stones – Do It Yourself”

  1. Ben says:

    What’s the next step? i would like to read the rest of the instructions.

    • Vika says:

      put it on the lawn and walk as much as you want ;D

    • Nita says:

      Looking at this, the rest would go something like:

      – coat pan with vaseline.
      – peel the contact and place sticky side up in pan.
      – arrange pieces of glass/ceramic etc face down in pan; the sticky stuff would let you pull it out to see if you’re happy with the design (and protect the pan a little).
      – mix the cement according to instructions (did you know you can get different colours).
      – cut a piece of wire to size.
      – fill half the tin with cement and compact around the glass/ceramic pieces well. Press in the cut wire and then fill tin with rest of cement.
      – allow the cement to cure according to instructions.
      – once cured, remove from pan, peel the contact off and give it a good was to remove any vaseline remaining, allow it to dry really well.
      – once dry, apply the marine varnish according to instructions.

  2. Cheryl says:

    Me Too! Instructions stopped at tracing around cake pan.

  3. Diana says:

    Me Too!!!!!!

  4. cheryl says:

    You left us hanging….lol

  5. Dany says:

    I would like to read the rest of the instructions too..!!

  6. Henriëtte says:

    I would like to known how it’s done with that window hanger

    • Patricia says:

      That isn’t a window hanger, that’s the author showing the mosaic tiles set on the clear contact paper backing. The straight line behind it is the window muntin bar.

    • Cricket says:

      I like the look of the glass against the window too. So — any ideas how to adapt this into a window mosaic – using glass instead of the plate. I wouldn’t trust the contact paper…

      Basically a stained glass look without using stained glass techniques…

      Anyone?

  7. Gloria says:

    This is a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing

  8. Grace says:

    To all those interested you can find the complete instructions for this DIY project at the following link: http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/how-to-make-stepping-stones-with-a-cake-pan/.

  9. Maru says:

    Por dios, porque un envase antiadherente para hornear, esto se hace con cemento ..solo hay que darle tiempo a que frague y seque!

  10. Elodie says:

    Bonjour,

    magnifique idée !

    pouvez faire une traduction en français SVP ?

    je vous remercie d’avance.

    Elodie

  11. wathsuki says:

    though it is incomleted, thanx

  12. Elie says:

    What’s the transparent substance ? It’s beautiful !

  13. Jenat says:

    Quick question: why do you need to place the square wire on it?

    • fred says:

      to keep it from breaking , its same as adding rebar to sidewalks and drive ways. it will also help making it last longer in colder areas in winter time

  14. Gayle says:

    Why do u have to have the contact paper & put the plate pieces on the bottom…why can’t u just put the plate pieces on the top of the cement???

    • Nona says:

      I think you would have a smoother top doing it this way instead of placing them on the top. The contact paper would keep the pieces from moving around too.

  15. Nancy says:

    Realmente hermosos, fáciles de hacer e instalar en el jardín. Gracias

  16. Debbie says:

    A clear epoxy could be used instead of cement. I am just not sure if it will release from the pan after hardening. Any ideas on how to keep epoxy from sticking to the pan?

  17. Andree says:

    For the window style projects you would use clear casting epoxy available in craft stores however you need to pour enough to cover the pieces so don’t use thick material and keep the patterns small. This stuff is used for making paper weights.

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