How to Make Your Own Concrete Driveway Pavers

Concrete pavers can transform your driveway from boring, grey and dull to a colorful and textured surface. For a real start to finish DIY experience, make the pavers from scratch. Concrete molds are available in a number of sizes and finishes. Choose your style and get to work crafting your driveway pavers. Purchase several paver molds to speed up the process.

Make your own pavers with a paver mold.

Step 1

Check your work surface with a level to make sure it is even and set your paver molds on the work surface. Dip a paper towel or rag into cooking oil and coat the inside of the mold. The concrete will release from the mold more easily with the oil.

Step 2

Add liquid or powder colorant to the pre-mixed concrete. Follow the ratios and mixing instructions on the colorant packaging to achieve the right shade.

Step 3

Add water to the pre-mixed concrete. Pour the water slowly, stirring constantly. Add water until the concrete is the consistency of oatmeal.

Step 4

Shovel or scoop the mixture into the paver molds. Smooth the concrete across the top of the molds with a trowel. Shake the molds back and forth across the table to level the mixture and eliminate air bubbles.

Step 5

Leave the concrete in the molds for 24 to 48 hours. Shake the concrete from the molds. If the pavers are stuck, pry them loose with the end of a putty knife.

Step 6

Set the pavers in an out of the way location and cover with plastic sheeting for seven days.

Step 7

Seal the pavers to prevent staining. Brush a thin layer of concrete sealer across the top of the pavers. Allow the sealer to dry.