Spray Painted Faux Stones on Concrete Patio
I decided to spruce up my concrete patio by spray painting a stone design on it. It was very easy and it only took about 2 hours, not including the time it took to dry. This is the BEFORE picture. And AFTER (The decorations on my patio can be seen here and here). I used a push broom to clean the patio with the waterhose and bleach. I used a stepping stone mold as a template and flipped it upside down. I then spray painted each section. (I used Rust-Oleum Hammered spray paint) I had 6…
Making Hypertufa Pots
DIY PLANTERS :: Making Hypertufa Pots Tutorial :: Hypertufa is a stonelike material that mimics a type of rock. Make flower pots (or balls/pillars) in any shape & size w/ just THREE INGREDIENTS!!! She shows you her method & here is Matha Stewart's method (w/ patterns on the outside & different shapes): www.marthastewart.com/268091/pots-with-a-personal-touch-hypertufa?page=2 & one more method w/ GOOD TIPS…
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Decorative Flower Planter | Concrete | Planters
These decorative concrete flower planters have a charming and unique style that is perfect for walkways, building perimeters or entranceways.
How To Make A Fairy House
Many of you may have heard of hypertufa, a mixture comprised usually of perlite, sand, peat moss and portland cement. Used first by alpine gardeners to emulate the natural tufa rock often associated with alpine plants (plants that grow above the treeline), the hypertufa mixture is used to free form artificial rock or in forms…
The Good, The Bad & The Dirty ~ DIY Concrete Planters
After our day long search for decorative planters to use in our back flower bed, we decided to DIY-it. We started by talking through how w...
DIY: Concrete Mushroom
These sweet little mushrooms were designed by my dad. He makes many pieces for garden decorations. For our wedding backyard barbecue, my dad made around 100 mushrooms, which we used to decorate the garden, and had guests take one home with them. We helped paint them along with our moms whose hands you can see on either edge of this photo below: I'm looking forward to sharing this project! What you will need: -concrete -water -plastic wrap -small bowl filled with sand -acrylic paint Step 1…
You, Me, and Hypertufa
You, Me, and Hypertufa a funny name, a fantastic material! Hypertufa is an old material originating in the peat bog regions of England and Ireland. It is a man-made substitute for Tufa rock. It’s a funny word and I get a kick out of the many ways people try to pronounce it, “Hypertooba” , being one of my favorites. Hypertufa roughly translated means “false earth”. Real tufa rock is found in limestone country especially where water has been involved in the wearing and leaching out of the…
Finally - A Small Batch Recipe for Papercrete
My previous post Papercrete for Fairy Gardens got an overwhelming response. So many people asked for a better explanation for how to make a small batch of papercrete for a garden container project that I promised to come up with one. New to the game..I had to experiment for awhile first :) Sorry for the delay. Enjoy. Experiments with papercrete miniature houses. The one on the left was made in 6 flat pieces and later glued together. The one on the right used a one piece mold for th…
Forget the kiln: Here's a concrete that behaves like clay. For about 45 minutes after you add water, you can sculpt, carve, or cast this amazing stuff into pots, planters, whatever you can imagine. One day later, it turns rock-hard. About $25 for 20 pounds; ShapeCrete, manufactured by Sakrete and Cheng Design, available at The Home Depot
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