How to Build a Stone Medallion Garden Path

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How to Build a Stone Medallion Garden Path

Add a beautiful stone accent to an outdoor walkway. Here are the step-by-step instructions for this Stone Medallion Garden Path. We have printable instructions that you can download, too.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 2-4 hours
Cost: $55-$65 for each medallion

Tools and Materials


Step 1

This project is intended to be inserted into a pre-existing walkway, and the steps are for one medallion. Clear a spot for the medallion form, and use the tamper to tamp down the soil, leaving a firm foundation.

Create a square border that will contain your pattern by anchoring six 18-inch strips of the landscape border. Use the stakes included in the kit for anchors.

Four of the strips will make the outer boundary of the square. The remaining strips will be used to form the rest of the pattern.

Anchoring six 18-inch strips of the landscape border for a Stone Medallion Garden Path


Step 2

Next, form a cross in the square, creating four equal quadrants.

Use a miter saw to cut four additional, shorter but equal length sections to form a diamond shape in the center.

Secure all sections of border by hammering the stakes into firm soil.

Forming a cross in the square of a Stone Medallion Garden Path project


Step 3

Add leveling sand into the form, filling it up about halfway.

Use a hand trowel to smooth the sand, leaving no gaps. The sand should be about 1 inch deep.

Adding leveling sand into the form for a Stone Medallion Garden Path project


Step 4

Separate the polished pebbles into individual colors, and then place them into the sections, creating a pattern.

Consider the colors and sizes of the pebbles when you create your mosaic pattern.

Separating polished pebbles into individual colors for a Stone Medallion Garden Path project


Step 5

Tamp the stones to seat them firmly into the sand and sweep the project with a wide, soft broom to settle the sand and polish the finished product.

Stand back and admire your lovely Stone Medallion Garden Path.

Tamping the stones in a Stone Medallion Garden Path project

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