13 Dreamy DIY Garden Paths for Your Backyard

Add an architectural element to a bare patch of grass.

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When it comes to garden pathways, the options are seemingly endless: There are the standard brick and flagstone options, reclaimed wood versions, and concrete patio stones — plus about a million ways to customize all of the above. Here are a few inspired ways to DIY a pretty path, from easiest to most difficult to pull off.

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1. Lace Stepping Stones

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HomeTalk

This garden path might be low-cost, but it's definitely high impact.

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2. Stenciled Stones

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Design Improvised

Buy pre-made concrete stepping stones and embellish them with bright paint.

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3. Painted Patio Pavers

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This stenciled technique is the perfect way to sneak a little pattern into your garden.

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4. Patterned Stepping Stones

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The Mizelle Group

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Use doormats to mold these statement-making stones.

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5. Broken Plate and Bottle Mosaic

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Intimate Weddings

Old, broken plates and bottles to get a second life with these trash-to-treasure designs.

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6. Sea-Themed Stones

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Alisa Burke Redefine Creativty

These stones are an inventive way to show off your seashell collection.

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7. Lettered Bricks

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Pretty Prudent

Stake your claim by spelling out your family's name.

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8. Wood Pallet Walkway

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Funky Junk Interiors

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These boards look as chic reclaimed barn wood.

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9. Lettered Stepping Stones

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Hello Natural

Lay them into the ground for a cute walkway that spells out an inspiring word (and spray-paint them your favorite hue for extra sparkle).

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10. Pebble Mosaic

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Jeffrey Bale's World of Gardens

Elevate the everyday pebble to a true work of art.

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11. Wood-Slice Garden Pathway

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Celebration Generation

Here's a clever, rustic solution for extra firewood.

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12. Concrete Staircase

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Ohio Thoughts

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If you need a step up, this project is for you.

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13. Countertop Scraps

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Remove and Replace

If you have leftover granite from a recent kitchen remodel, here's a good way to make sure it doesn't go to waste.

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14. Concrete Patterns

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Pennsylvania Gardener Newsletters

This elaborate patterned walkway is sure to impress.

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