WHAT YOU NEED:
- 22 x Sandstone Tuscan Paver 200 x 100mm
- 1 x Sandstone Tuscan Paver 300 x 300mm
- 150mm PVC plumbing
- Selleys Liquid Nails
- Bags of pinebark mulch or similar- we used 2 x 40 litre bags
- Paint brush
- 1 x Dulux paint sample colour in ‘Western Myall’
- 1 x Dulux paint sample colour in ‘Whisper White’ (can be purchased off the shelf)
- 1 x 250ml Bondcrete cement additive
- 15kg bag of Tuscan pebbles in polished black
- Plants (we used a variety of kalanchoe)
STEP 1 Mix 4 parts grey paint with 1 part Bondcrete in a container.
STEP 2 Paint the top and side of all pavers. Allow to dry.
STEP 3 Use a hacksaw to cut a 20mm length of PVC pipe.
STEP 4 One section at a time, squeeze liquid nails adhesive in lines over the outside of the pipe. Place pieces of mulch over the glue, close together to cover the plastic. Continue until just over half the diameter of the pipe is covered.
STEP 5 Place the pavers in position in a cleared or mulched area of the garden or courtyard, digging in slightly.
STEP 6 Use a 5mm paintbrush and the white sample paint to make the white lines on the painted pavers so it looks like a miniature roadway.
STEP 7 To install the tunnel, dig a space to accommodate and place a 100mm x 200mm paver inside and lower into place.
STEP 8 Top up the level of the ground around the pavers with mulch. Decorate with black pebbles and plants.
Please note: Any similar size paver will work for this project.