Making concrete molds fore either paving stones or decorative stones to create a walkway for your garden or yard is a simple process that can save you a TREMENDOUS amount of time and money. Having a walkway can add another dimension to your garden by keeping wandering feet from crushing plants and also making it much easier to navigate through said garden.
Stone Pathways/Walkways Mold (Part 2)
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
-Latex or Silicone Rubber Mold
-Rock or Paving Stone
-Gauze or Cheesecloth
-Time & Patience
Step #1: Cover the paving stone or rock you desire to make a mold cast of with 6-8 coats of the mold. Allow the latex to dry fully between coats. Apply a layer of cauze cheesecloth to strengthen your structure before you add a final coat of mold.
Step #2: Let the mold set for 24 hours. Afterwards, carefully separate the mold from your original stone.
Step #3: Place the mold in your bucket or bucket of sand. This will prevent the mold from breaking & separating completely when you utlilize your prepared concrete mix.
Step #4: Mix concrete. Follow the directions on the bag ONLY. Allow to dry 24-48 hours (1-2 days) roughly.
Step #5: Repeat stone process until you have as many as you require for the job. Place your concrete stones in a tiled pattern to create a smooth walkway. Make certain to leave 8 in. – 10 in. between stones for a more open walkway.
Step #6: Use colored dye before you pour and set mold for a more colorful garden walk.