How to Make a Decorative Garden Path

Learn how to make a fun, leaf-inspired garden path with this step-by-step guide.

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4. Let the Concrete Dry a Little

Smooth around the edges and over the surface with your putty knife. Then, leave your concrete leaf for about two hours, until it's just dry enough to hold its shape.

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5. Remove the Leaf

Gently turn it over and peel away the leaf. This will be easier if the concrete is still a bit wet. Now leave the "stone" to dry completely for a day or two.

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6. Allow the Stones to Dry

Wait for stones to dry. Once they are, decide on their position by arranging them on the grass to make sure their spacing suits your stride.

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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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