Introduction: Button Stepping Stones

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Make big cement button stepping stones to add whimsey to your garden path.

Step 1: See the Video Tutorial Here

Step 2: Here's What You Need

Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints

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


Craft knife

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

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!

Step 6:

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

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