They serve two main functions: they produce an attractive visual route, and are, in addition, a map leading to different given regions. I started making stepping stones some time back when I had been building my garden. I had to 30 or so stones to produce the vision I had in my mind. There were a few issues though. The initial problem was that the staggering price. I had been looking at nearly $200 only in stepping stones. There were a few fine ones, but not one which I thought goes with the theme I had in mind. So I chose to create my own, in here is how I did this.