Create interesting garden sculptures at home by casting them in concrete. While concrete does make the pieces heavier, it’s also very durable, which makes it perfect for outdoor use. Concrete is simple to mix and use. Just follow the manufacturers directions.
For the ornaments in this oasis, we made the mix a little soupier than normal because it gave the final pieces an extra smooth finish. Almost anything can be used as a form. Try a tub, a bucket, or even a cone. Just be sure you’re willing to sacrifice the form in the the unmolding process. This ball is a perfect example. The form is a globe for a light fixture that you pour the concrete into. When it’s dry, carefully wrap it in heavy duty plastic. Then gently tap the globe with a hammer to break the glass. It will fall right into the plastic for easy cleanup. So go give concrete a try and come up with your own oasis.
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