It's officially summer and if you're anything like me, you've been working in the yard trying to make it look amazing. As many of you know, I have a craft house that is about 100 feet from my main house and my grass was getting a little worn from the back and forth. I finally hauled a bag of rapid set cement to my back yard and made these super cute button stepping stones. This project was really fun, especially the painting part. Try different sized lids or bowls for different sized buttons.
Most importantly, have fun!
A little section of my garden path
See the video tutorial
Americana Decor Ultra Matte Varnish
Rapid Set Cement (Home Depot)
Non-stick cooking spray
Large lids in different sizes (I like plastic)
4 matching small plastic caps
Pick your lid (or flat bottom bowl) for your button mold
With a craft knife, score the inside of the small lids and the area where they will be glued on the lid
Scoring (scratching) your surface will help the glue stick better
Fill the caps to the rim with hot glue and glue them in place on the lid
After the glue has dried, spray the mold with non-stick cooking spray
Mix enough rapid-set cement to fill your mold. Follow the instructions on the box
Fill the mold and allow to cure.
Rapid set cement sets in about 20 minutes!
Remove your cement button
Paint with Americana Decor Chalky Finish in a color you like
Add dimension with Crème Wax
Varnish the stone with Americana Decor Ultra Matte Varnish
Create your garden path