How to Make a Stepping Stone

Learn how to make attractive stepping stones using this do-it-yourself approach

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Circular saw
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Rubber mallet
  • Paintbrush

You'll also need rubber gloves and a garden hose.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 3/4-in. plywood
  • 1-1/4-in. wood screws
  • Type S mortar
  • Smooth stones
  • Cement pigment
  • Muriatic acid
  • Stone sealer