Table of contents:
- You need that for the pattern
- You need that for the concrete bed
- The sidewalk
- 1. Create the foundation
- 2. Pour concrete
- 3. Put stones
- 4. Complete the work
Mosaic, the walk-in work of art in the garden, literally makes you stony. One step smaller, but no less beautiful, are homemade stepping stones that adorn former trails.
You need that for the pattern
- light and dark pebbles
- Tile shards and glass decorative stones
- Template made of cardboard in the shape of a flower
You need that for the concrete bed
- Granite curbs
- Concrete mixer (borrowable in hardware store)
- Ready-mixed concrete (finest grain)
- Boards for boarding
Walk on a sidewalk made of colorful stones. Concrete is poured in front of it. You can let your imagination run wild when placing the mosaic stones.
1. Create the foundation
The mosaic needs a stable substructure. If you have to create a new route, first select the outline. Then remove 20 centimeters of earth, fill half with gravel and step on. Mix the concrete and fix the curbs. Use planks to divide the path into one-square-meter sections.
The mosaic requires a stable substructure.
2. Pour concrete
Are all utensils ready? Then mix concrete for the first section and pour in up to the top edge of the curbs - at least six centimeters. You have one hour for the pattern.
After pouring the concrete, you have an hour to lay the mosaic.
3. Put stones
For each motif, first lay outlines and centers, then fill the area. The repeating flower pattern succeeds with the crafted template.
Place the mosaic from the outside in.
4. Complete the work
Use a sponge to repair areas where the concrete is unevenly distributed. Once blemishes have been eliminated, the building material has hardened and stones have been cleaned. Now you admire your work.
After all the blemishes are removed, clean the mosaic.