Unfortunately, it's difficult to find round stepping stones these days at the large home improvement and hardware stores. So I decided to make my stepping stones from scratch. I was lugging home a 94 lb. bag of Portland cement anyway, so I had plenty to make a whole army of stones.
Step 1: What you need
50 lb. bag of masonry sand (enough for six stepping stones)
12-inch plan saucers or stepping stone molds
plastic bucket or trough
cans from the recycling bin, various sizes
long stake for stirring and leveling
cooking spray or petroleum jelly
cement stain (Smith's Color Floor comes in bright primary and secondary colors)
1 yard of 1/2-inch hardware wire
For an impromptu work surface, set up two saw horses, place a large piece of scrap plywood or boards on top, then cover with large garbage bags.