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Want to make a "permanent" valentine?  One that will last for years and forever be a reminder of the bond you have for one another?  With this instructable, a few tools, some concrete mix and a little work, you can do just that.  Easy to do, this stepping stone size heart with names should last for many many years.  A mold is made for the heart itself, letters are cut out of styrofoam packing material on a hotwire instrument, and cement is mixed and poured into the mold, around the letters.

Step 1: Gather Materials and Tools

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Materials needed to make these stones: plywood or mdf for base, cardboard of various sizes, acrylic caulking compound to use around edge of mold, plastic grocery bags, cement or concrete mix, various wood working tools, a bandsaw is especially nice to have, a hotwire machine, and cement working tools. See this instructable on more information on materials used:  http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Oriental-PaverStepping-Stones-For-The-Garden/#step1
 
Frederbee3 years ago
One could also use an emptied chocolate box for this... hmm
Robot Lover3 years ago
Cool project! Our love is set in stone. That has a certain cool factor!
Creativeman (author)  Robot Lover3 years ago
Thank you!
CB483 years ago
I Love this project {we are written in stone} better then an ole oak tree you can always take it with you rated 10 plus and more
Creativeman (author)  CB483 years ago
Thank you!
ChrysN3 years ago
Nice done! You make such awesome things with concrete.
Creativeman (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Thanks for commenting Chrys!