17 Beautiful (And Affordable) DIY Garden Paths

Garden paths not only mark the safe place in your garden to walk, but also give your garden a sense of completeness, dimension, and charm!

Garden paths can be made from almost any material and can be installed within a couple of hours or in a weekend. Repurposing old wood, leftover granite, or using gravel are just a few choices. One of the most customizable and easiest ways is to use stepping stones. Here are 17 creative garden paths you can complete yourself.

1. Concrete Pillow Stepping Stones

Concrete Pillow Stepping Stones

Although they look like colorful cushions, they are actually concrete stepping stones. (via Urban Gardens)

2. Hopscotch Stepping Stones

Hopscotch Stepping Stones

I am in love with this idea. Not only would it give the kids a permanent hopscotch area but what an awesome pop of color in the garden or yard. (Tutorial via Read Between the Limes)

3. Butterfly Shaped Garden Stepping Stones

Butterfly Shaped Garden Stepping Stones
Made with rocks in a concrete mold. (via Debra Prinzing)

4. Lace Stepping Stones

Lace Stepping Stones

Use lace motif to decorate stepping stones in your garden. (Tutorial via Mindful Matters)

5. Pallet Walkway

Pallet Walkway

Upcycling pallets is also a great way to create a garden path. (Tutorial via Funky Junk Interiors)

6. Granite Walkway

Granite Walkway

If you have any leftover granite from a recent kitchen remodel, here is a good way to make sure it doesn’t go to waste. (Tutorial via RemoveandReplace)

7. Wood Log Path

Wood Log Path

Use wood logs to create a visually stunning garden path. (Tutorial via Domesticated Nomad)

8. Gravel Path

Gravel Path

Gravel path is the quickest and cheapest way of making a path for the garden. (Tutorial via This Old House)

9. Bottle Cap Path

Bottle Cap Path

Colorful bottle caps glued down into a pattern make an interesting path. (Source not found)

10. Button Stepping Stones

Button Stepping Stones

Make big cement button stepping stones to add whimsey to your garden path. (Tutorial via Instructables)

11. Stenciled Garden Stepping Stones

Stenciled Garden Stepping Stones

Add a big wow factor to your garden with these honeycomb stenciled stepping stones. (Tutorial via Design Improvised)

12. Pebble Mosaic Stepping Stones

Pebble Mosaic Stepping Stones

This pebble mosaic path will make a fabulous addition to your backyard and it’s so easy to recreate yourself! (Tutorial via Jeffrey Bale’s World of Gardens)

13. Broken China Stepping Stones

Broken China Stepping Stones

Re-purpose an old and broken china into a beautiful mosaic stepping stones for your garden. (Tutorial via Midwest Living)

14. Stepping Stones With Shells

Stepping Stones With Shells

Use your beach finds to make beautiful garden stepping stones. They are so easy to create. (Tutorial via Alisa Burke)

15. Concrete Staircase

Concrete Staircase

For those of you who need a step up. (Tutorial via Ohio Thoughts)

16. Wine Bottle Garden Path

Wine Bottle Garden Path

Have empty wine bottles laying around? Use them to make a beautiful garden path. (via Inspiration Green)

17. Reclaimed Brick Path

Reclaimed Brick Path

Reclaimed bricks make fantastic, long lasting garden paths. (Tutorial via Ben Riddering)

17 Beautiful And Affordable DIY Garden Paths

One Comment

  1. Sophie

    oh my goodness! such beautiful ideas. I LOVE the concrete pillow stepping stones, but in all honesty I’d have any one of these in my garden.

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