“We’re off the see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!” That’s one of the most famous lines from one of the most famous songs from one of the most famous movies which happens to also be one of our most favorite movies, “The Wizard of Oz” from waaaaay back in 1939! It happens to be a Christmas season movie for us, too, for some reason… However, we've created a way to embellish our backyard with easy DIY Painted Stone Blocks. Here's how...
We really enjoy the part in "The Wizard of Oz" where Dorothy “collects” friends along her trek on the infamous “yellow brick road.” There seems to be something magical about following the path of the yellow brick road up to the wizard’s palace. We enjoy it so much until we stumbled across the idea of making our own decorative “bricks” for our back yard...
We’ve always had 12”x12” concrete stepping stones that lead from the back gate to the patio, but we finally thought to PAINT them. How wonderfully inviting the idea became! It adds such flair, artistry, color, and energy to the campus. A few years later and they are still just as vibrant as before, though a tad bit dustier. :)
Here’s how we did ours:
You instantly have a splendidly, authentically decorative yard! This was SO MUCH FUN! We hope you try it and observe the immediate flair you’ll create for your home and yard.
If you and your kids enjoy painting and are looking for new ideas on what to paint or who to paint with, check out our "4 Tips on How to Start Your Summer Paint Club" article, or our "Summer Craves Craze" articles. Please leave a comment in the section below telling us what you think about this easy, fun, lively painting project.
Here are a few others that we've painted that are still in use in the backyard now. Plus, a photo of how beautiful they look even in the snow.
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