Back in 2010 my husband and I got working on a new walkway to replace the flagstone path in the front yard. At first I didn't really know what I wanted, but eventually we settled on really big concrete circles. They were a lot of work, but in the end it was worth it. Every time anyone comes to my door, I get so many compliments!
How did we make them? Well that is a good question. First we dug out the area a good 6"-8" deep. Then we shoveled and packed-in crushed stone, about 4" worth, on average. At first we were clueless on how to make the circle molds for the cement, but then we discovered Wacky Wood at a specialty wood mill. It's a plywood product that bends easily without breaking. So we cut a bunch of strips of Wacky Wood, laid them down and held the shape with stakes on the ground and screwed everything together. We then added rebar reinforcement inside the molds to prevent cracking and breaking problems. The bulk of the cost was hiring a company to pour the cement and finish the top surface of the circles with an anti-slip texture. We initially wanted to do it ourselves, but sometimes it's worth hiring the experts.
End result, a very unique walkway. We really love it and hope you'll be inspired by it.