Pushpins on foamboard. Trace your design first, buy twice as many pins as you think you'll need. If framing, cut foam board to frame first. - Cute way to use the push pins I bought for my DIY headboard and didn't end up using.
Acid-stained Concrete Patio -- Looks like copper! Click the pic for a brief how-to video on doing this technique. I'd love to do this, although I wonder if the acid stain is bad for those plants around the patio.