I went to the home store and bought seven one square foot patio block. Why seven? Because I measured how long the path needed to be to get to the green bean tee pee and for my distance, that is all I needed. When I got back home, of course the oldest country kid wanted to know what I was up to and could he help. He could have, because this is easy to do, but I was making it as a surprise, so I told him to just be patient. I always have acrylic paint on hand so I grabbed some and set to work painting each block.
Once the base color was dry, I painted on the numbers. I just free hand painted the numbers on mine, but if you don't feel comfortable with doing that, then by all means, use stencils. After the numbers dried it was time to seal the deal with paint sealing spray (which you can pick up at a home store.) If you don't spray the paint with sealer, rain and time will make them fade (fast). Now I don't know about you, but I think they turned out great. And I know once we placed them in the garden, my sons have thought so too (oh and the neighbor kids as well! LOL)