Our stepping stones, and Edging Stones can be used to create beautiful wall plaques for either indoors or outdoors. For indoor plaques, you can use plaster instead of concrete.
- First create a hanger for the plaque by bending sturdy wire (a coat hanger works, as does aluminum clothes hanger line, found in hardware stores) in the center to form a “V” shape. Use approximately 12″-16″ of wire for stepping stone-sized plaques and 6″-8″ for garden totems. With pliers, bend an inch or so of the “V” forward so that it sits at a 90 degree angle relative to the rest of the wire. Now curl the ends of the wire into two loops.
- If there’s a certain location at which you wish to position the hanger, mark that position on the lip of the mold before pouring concrete.
- Pour 1/4″ to 1/2″ plaster or concrete into the mold. Shake to remove air bubbles. Then add more concrete (or plaster) to make a total depth of approximately 3/4″ to 1″. Set the hanger into the wet concrete, making sure the V tab is sticking up out of the concrete.
- Allow to harden 2 days before demolding, then cure another week before hanging plaques.