You won’t be able to pick only one of these DIY Garden paths!
When it comes to backyard pathways, the options are seemingly endless: There are the standard brick and flagstone pathways, not to mention reclaimed wood pathways and concrete patio stones—plus about a million ways to customize all of the above! Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ideas for creative DIY backyard pathways, and—to make life a little easier for you—we’ve sorted them in order from easiest to most difficult to pull off.
1. Lace Stepping Stones
This garden path is low-cost with high impact.
Get the tutorial at Mindful Matters.
2. Stenciled Stones
Buy pre-made concrete stepping stones and give them a design of your choosing.
Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.
3. Painted Patio Pavers
Here’s an easy way to brighten up plain concrete patio stones.
4. Patterned Stepping Stones
Use patterned doormats to create these statement-making stones.
Get the tutorial at The Mizelle Group.
5. Broken Plate and Bottle Mosaic
Use old, broken plates and bottles to make these eye-catching designs.
Get the tutorial at Intimate Weddings.
6. Sea-Themed Stones
These stones are the perfect way to show off your seashell collection.
Get the tutorial at Alisa Burke Redefine Creativity.
7. Lettered Bricks
Spell out your family name or an inspiring word.
Get the tutorial at Pretty Prudent.
8. Wood Pallet Walkway
Because wood pallets are totally free.
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 or your family’s last name. Spray-paint them for an extra pop of color.
Get the tutorial at Hello Natural.
10. Pebble Mosaic
Pebbles never looked better.
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
For those of us who need a step up.
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.