How to Make a Decorative Garden Path
Learn how to make a fun, leaf-inspired garden path with this step-by-step guide.
- Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK BooksDorling Kindersley
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Dance along your very own winding path through your garden. Make these eye-catching steppingstones by molding concrete into pretty leafy shapes. You'll need big leaves for this project, like the ones on rhubarb, zucchini and sunflower plants.
- disposable plastic gloves
- large plant leaves
- powdered cement mix
- large plastic container
- putty knife
1. Mix the Cement
Mix up the cement into a thick paste in a large plastic container. Be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging. Remember to wear an apron and disposable plastic gloves.
2. Position the Leaf
For each stone, lay one leaf flat on a large piece of cardboard. The leaf's veiny reverse side should be facing up.
3. Spread Cement on the Leaf
With a putty knife, spread the cement all over the leaf. This layer should be about 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick at the edges and at least 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) thick at the center.
Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books
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