Project Guide

How to Make a Paver and Pebble Pathway

1
MEASURE FOR A MOLD
How to Make a Paver and Pebble Pathway step 1
  • Measure the space you plan to insert the DIY pavers. You will have to make a mold from wood to accept the ready-mix concrete
  • For our project, we left 1-inch thick, 19 ⅝-inch square unpaved spaces to accept our DIY pathway pavers. 
  • The size of our pathway paver should be 19½-inch square. Be sure to chisel off the interlock nubs of the surrounding pavers so they don’t impede the one you want to inset. 
2
CUT THE PLYWOOD
How to Make a Paver and Pebble Pathway step 2

Use a circular saw to cut a 19½-inch square and a 12-inch square out of ¾-inch plywood.


3
BUILD THE INNER SQUARE
How to Make a Paver and Pebble Pathway step 3
  • Attach a 12-inch square of plywood to the center with screws. 
  • This will be the area that holds the pebbles.
4
COMPLETE THE MOLD
How to Make a Paver and Pebble Pathway step 4
  • Cut two 21-inch and two 19½-inch segments from the 1- x 3-inch x 8-foot board.
  • Attach with screws outer edge of the 19 ½-inch square so it is raised an inch above the plywood.
  • You have now finished your mold.
5
MIX AND POUR THE CONCRETE
How to Make a Paver and Pebble Pathway step 5
6
INSTALL THE DRIED PAVER
How to Make a Paver and Pebble Pathway step 6
  • After it has fully dried, remove all screws from 1- x 3-inch pieces and carefully take out the finished paver.
  • Add layer of sand to the ground space and smooth flat.