DIY Concrete Garden Ornaments

DIY Concrete Garden Ornaments

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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20 Comments

  1. 2A556FMJ on April 2, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    After release the bottom is darker, is that because it hasn’t dried as much yet?

  2. andre luiz on April 2, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    MUITO CRIATIVO!

  3. STELA MARTINS on April 2, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    ESPETÁCULO!!!

  4. Eli Elfassy on April 2, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Great!

  5. Amandeep Aman on April 2, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    wow

  6. Ruby Gulab on April 2, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I have done the project, but for how many days I need to wait for full dry?
    Or how can I tell if they are dry?

  7. Gardening With Pleasure on April 2, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Awesome

  8. Denise Smedley on April 2, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    what kind of concrete are you using

  9. Taria Lorehand on April 2, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    thats my guess, it probably needs to cure longer and such

  10. Bernadette Duroch on April 2, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    A lady said she puts sawdust and something else in the concrete for light hanging things and I can’t remember what but maybe light crete with resin?

  11. michael pearson on April 2, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    i thought cement had to be mixed with sand and aggregate or sand containing aggregates to make concrete. does this quick crete contain other ingredients to call it concrete.?

  12. sissy murphy on April 2, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    my next project are these thank you lowes

  13. tld597 on April 2, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Ooooh imagine a little stain, or paint even. My mind is reeling! Thank you!

  14. helen posey on April 2, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I painted my old bowling balls to look like concrete!

  15. S.B.S.C S.C. on April 2, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    what is cooking spray?

  16. Geetika Katyal on April 2, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Can please give ideas to make a rock garden. Without plants. Thankyou.

  17. 渡假季節* on April 2, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    May I ask why the ball looked so shiny when it was broken down? It did not look like it got wax before that ? Thanks.

  18. ceres taylor-baker on April 2, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    cant wait to do this i have been wanting to forever 🙂 you all keep up the good job and thank you 🙂

  19. Hypertufa Manual Ebook on April 2, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    which makes it perfect for outdoor use

  20. Eric X on April 2, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Can i coat it with wd40?

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