Garden Finance Facebook Garden Finance Google Plus Garden Finance Twitter Garden Finance

13 Dreamy DIY Garden Paths for Your Backyard

diy garden paths for your backyard

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.

Get the tutorial.

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.