Creating personalized stepping stones for your yard can be a great family DIY project. All you need is an old 5-gallon bucket to use for the form and a bag of premixed concrete. Once the concrete has been poured, you can personalize each stepping stone by adding decorations and handprints.

To make DIY personalized stepping stones for your yard:

  1. Clean a 5-gallon bucket, and cut it down to size with a jigsaw to use as a form.
  2. Apply lubricating oil to the inside of the bucket to keep the concrete from sticking to the form.
  3. Mix up enough premixed concrete with water to fill the form.
  4. Use a piece of scrap lumber to smooth and level the concrete even with the top of the form.
  5. Personalize the stepping stone while still wet with stones, handprints, or other decorations.
  6. Once the concrete has set, remove the stepping stone from the form.
  7. Dig shallow holes in your yard the size of the stepping stone, and set them in place.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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