When it comes to garden pathways, the options are seemingly endless: There are the standard brick and flagstone options, reclaimed wood versions, and concrete patio stones — about a million ways to customize all of the above. Here are a few inspired ways to DIY a pretty path, from easiest to most difficult to pull off.
1. Lace Stepping Stones
This garden path might be low-cost, but it's definitely high impact.
Get the tutorial at Mindful Matters.
2. Stenciled Stones
Buy pre-made concrete stepping stones and embellish them with bright paint.
Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.
3. Painted Patio Pavers
This stenciled technique is the perfect way to sneak a little pattern into your garden.
Get the tutorial.
4. Patterned Stepping Stones
Use doormats to mold these statement-making stones.
Get the tutorial at The Mizelle Group.
5. Broken Plate and Bottle Mosaic
Old, broken plates and bottles to get a second life with these trash-to-treasure designs.
Get the tutorial at Intimate Weddings.
6. Sea-Themed Stones
These stones are an inventive way to show off your seashell collection.
Get the tutorial at Alisa Burke Redefine Creativity.
7. Lettered Bricks
Stake your claim by spelling out your family's name.
Get the tutorial at Pretty Prudent.
8. Wood Pallet Walkway
These boards look as chic reclaimed barn wood.
Get the tutorial at Funky Junk Interiors.
9. Lettered Stepping Stones
Lay them into the ground for a cute walkway that spells out an inspiring word (and spray-paint them your favorite hue for extra sparkle).
Get the tutorial at Hello Natural.
10. Pebble Mosaic
Elevate the everyday pebble to a true work of art.
Get the tutorial at Jeffrey Bale's World of Gardens.
11. Wood-Slice Garden Pathway
Here's a clever, rustic solution for extra firewood.
Get the tutorial at Celebration Generation.
12. Concrete Staircase
If you need a step up, this project is for you.
Get the tutorial at Ohio Thoughts.
13. Countertop Scraps
If you have leftover granite from a recent kitchen remodel, here's a good way to make sure it doesn't go to waste.
Get the tutorial at Remove and Replace.
14. Concrete Patterns
This elaborate patterned walkway is sure to impress.
Get the tutorial at Pennsylvania Gardener Newsletter.