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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Stepping Stones - Yard Art - Blooming Tuesday

I am getting so excited to add to my yard "art". It has been really blowy and rainy this week (winds gusts today of 60 mph) so I haven't been able to get out much. I have been looking for yard art and working on a few creations. I will show those later, but wanted to share with you some of my stepping stones. Some I have made and some are gifts.
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First - this is what my husband gave me for Mother's Day, a beautiful geranium hanging basket and paint for my yard art! I am so excited!!! Shayla our #4 daughter made this to go in the hammock quadrant in the side yard/pond area.

This is in the grandchildren's garden - each has a stepping stone they helped me make.

Shayla made this for me last Mother's Day.

This is in the Oriental Garden in the Entry area
Garden of Sitting - next to the bench by the pond made by Mesha our oldest daughter.
Flower Stepping Stone - made by Kalea #3 daughter. These stones are what are used to walk up behind the pond.


This one was made with a little grandson helping me stick in marbles everywhere.
Another stepping stone used to step back into the garden when everything is up. Made by Shayla.
I taight a class last year of summer ideas to do with kids - this is one of the projects we did. Took a paver and painted a picture on it with "Patio Acrylic Paint".

All kinds of pictures of stepping stones –
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/steppingstones/ig/Garden-Stepping-Stone-Photos/

How To Make Stepping Stones
http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/steppingstones/a/040201c.htm

Blog with Stepping Stone Ideas
http://craftygardener.blogspot.com/2008/04/stepping-stones.html

Michael’s Stepping Stones Ideashttp://www.michaels.com/art/online/search?pageNumber=1&channel=0&search=yes&type=0&searchWords=stepping+stones&as_fid=1&x=15&y=11

As always, thanks to Jean at for hosting Blooming Tuesday. I love this day to look at everyone's gardens and how they are growing. Check out this link to see other participants http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/

12 comments:

Darla said...

I have always wanted to make stepping stones and love the idea of the painted pavers! Beautiful geraniums...

Wanita said...

I love your stepping stones! Thanks for sharing the links about stepping stones, too.

And thank you for visiting me.

Blessings,
Wanita

Deb said...

such pretty stepping stones....pretty geraniums...

Jean said...

Very cute stepping stones and what great memories made by your kids and grands. Love them all! Jean

Suzanne said...

Love those stepping stones and I love the idea behind having each of your grandchildren help make one. I've got to remember that!

Carla said...

I bought geraniums this year, hope mine fill out to look like yours, LOVE your stepping stones, this is something I hope to do soon with my little ones.

Rhonda said...

Paula, I love your stepping stones. How cute! ~~Rhonda :)

Aiyana said...

Sweet stepping stones. I love personalized 'yard art'. I have a few things in my garden made by others, and also probably too many yard art gifts, but that's ok. I like it.
Aiyana

City Diggity said...

Those stepping stones are lovely, and so is your geranium. I had a geranium that bloomed non-stop (I brought it in for the winter) and got so huge it started to resemble a tree. Cheers!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Crafty Gardener said...

You have a lovely collection of stepping stones. Thanks for the link back to my blog. I appreciate it.

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