DIY Rock Mosaic Stepping Stone

08 May
Are you ready for another Thrifty Chick's challenge?!

This month my friends and I challenged ourselves to make a mosaic project!

I'll share my project here and then you'll be able to check out the other ladies' projects at the end of the post.

Now, I'm going to admit... this project didn't turn out exactly how I imagined it would 😔 I was disappointed in the results and even thought about bailing out because I didn't have time for a Plan B.

But, I decided that we all have projects that don't turn out and you know what? It's ok! I feel better knowing I tried!

DIY Rock Mosaic Stepping Stone

DIY Rock Mosaic Stepping Stone
If you want to try and make your own rock mosaic here's what you'll need:

Supplies Needed

  • Scrap wood to make a mold
  • Screws
  • Concrete
  • Plastic to line the mold
  • Rocks (river rocks work well because they are smooth and round)

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I didn't buy anything for this project so it is very thrifty! I have river rocks in my landscaping and scrap wood and concrete in the garage!

To make the mold cut some scrap wood into the size you'll want your stepping stone. I made mine 12" square.

DIY Rock Mosaic Stepping Stone

Screw the pieces together to form the mold.

Set the mold on a level surface and then line it with plastic so that the concrete will stay in the mold and not seep out underneath!

I used a black plastic garbage bag.

DIY Rock Mosaic Stepping Stone

Add some concrete mix and water and mix it up.

DIY Rock Mosaic Stepping Stone

DIY Rock Mosaic Stepping Stone

I just added a little concrete mix and then a little water until it was the consistency of pudding. I didn't measure, just eyeballed it, and I mixed it right in the mold!

DIY Rock Mosaic Stepping Stone

You'll want to pick out your rocks ahead of time so you have what you need. Arrange the rocks in the design you like and then press them down into the concrete.

I made a flower design.

DIY Rock Mosaic Stepping Stone

Once you have the design all placed, cover it up loosely and allow it to dry for a couple of days.

When you are ready to remove it from the mold, just unscrew the pieces of wood! Easy!

DIY Rock Mosaic Stepping Stone

The part that I'm not too happy with is the texture of the concrete (those tiny rocks bug me!), my flowers aren't arranged equal distances from each other (I wish I would have left the half flower on the right out completely), and I somehow missed adding one of my flower "petals" on the right... either that or it sank!! 😂

But I guess it's not too bad... it's quirky like me!

DIY Rock Mosaic Stepping Stone

Here's a quote I saw just at the right time too!

"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." - Dr Edwin Land

I put my new stepping stone in front of my outdoor fireplace and I think it looks kind of sweet!

DIY Rock Mosaic Stepping Stone

Be sure to check out the other ladies projects now! I can't wait to see what they've done with these supplies!

Thrifty Chicks Challenge Before Pictures

Tuula - Color Me Thrifty - Quick and Easy Faux Mosaic Art
Sheila - Audrey Would! - Beach Rock Mosaic Border for the Garden
Lora - Lora B. Create & Ponder - Easy Faux Flower Mosaic Art
Linda - Itsy Bits and Pieces - A Fun Mosaic Project
Debra - Shoppe No. 5 - Today I am Making a Mosaic

DIY Rock Mosaic Stepping Stone

You can see our past Thrifty Chicks Challenges HERE!

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