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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29 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.

  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

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