I had briefly mentioned garden stepping stones on Kids Crafts Shell Learning Games last year, but for some reason didn't give the idea much thought. Now I'm in love with it! So many design and garden decor possibilities. Sea glass pieces were used to make these stepping stones for example. Seen on Facebook. You could create a walk or simply place a few stepping stones anywhere in the garden to add beachiness. I'd love to have some under my shrubs that are planted along side the property line.
Mix up a batch of mortar (which is cement mixed with an aggregate), pour it into a mold (here a foil pan was used), then decorate with shells, sea glass or beach pebbles, and let dry. Easy!
A shell flower design idea via Flickr.
A gorgeous spiral design with beach pebbles for this Stepping Stone.
Or compose a beach scene with pieces of glass or ceramic from a broken plate. Via Stepping Stone Pictures at About.com. To make garden stepping stones is a great project to do as a family. If you have small kids, have them add impressions of their hands or feet!