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.
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.
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.
Add water to the pre-mixed concrete. Pour the water slowly, stirring constantly. Add water until the concrete is the consistency of oatmeal.
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.
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.
Set the pavers in an out of the way location and cover with plastic sheeting for seven days.
Seal the pavers to prevent staining. Brush a thin layer of concrete sealer across the top of the pavers. Allow the sealer to dry.