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I had been wanting to try my hand at making something out of concrete. I've seen a lot of planters and I figured that would be an easy place to start. Plus, my mom loves succulents so I wanted to make something she would like for her garden. I'm very excited to share my new concrete hand planters. My mom loves them so they've made a great Mother's Day gift.
There was a little trial & error along the way, and I have to admit I had a major fail in the beginning. I bought the wrong kind of concrete. I quickly learned that there are lots of different kinds of concrete. But once I got the right cement it was seriously soooo easy and only took me about 20 minutes to make four hands.
Here is the result of my first try. Major failure....
But I got it right on the second try. Here's the final products...
If you know me, you know I couldn't pass this one up....
Yup. Zombie apocalypse hands. Couldn't help myself. :-)
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  • Gail Salminen
    Gail Salminen Canada
    on May 10, 2014

    @DIY Fun Ideas what a great idea. Your tutorial is most informative. I am going to have to try this when we have some dry days. Thanks for sharing, I had to share it as well - from your tutorial page.

    • DIY Fun Ideas
      DIY Fun Ideas New Port Richey, FL
      on May 10, 2014

      @Gail Salminen Thanks so much Gail! You'll have a lot of fun with your new concrete hands! :-)

  • Liliana Wells
    Liliana Wells Jackson, GA
    on May 11, 2014

    Neat idea! Thanks for sharing.

  • Gail@Purple Hues and Me
    Gail@Purple Hues and Me Millersville, MD
    on May 11, 2014

    This is so cool! Your hands in the ground reminds me of a piece of art work called "The Awakening" that was originally placed at Haines Point in Washington, DC, where I grew up and now resides at National Harbor in Fort Washington, MD.

    • DIY Fun Ideas
      DIY Fun Ideas New Port Richey, FL
      on May 11, 2014

      @Gail@Purple Hues and Me I just checked out The Awakening. I LOVE IT! I might have to start working on a larger scale. :-)

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on May 12, 2014

    Oh my goodness -- these are amazing!!

    • DIY Fun Ideas
      DIY Fun Ideas New Port Richey, FL
      on May 12, 2014

      @Miriam I Thank you so much Miriam! I'm honored and humbled to hear that from the expert!

  • Xena Nierobisz
    Xena Nierobisz Raleigh, NC
    on May 12, 2014

    You are a genius!!!!! I wanna make it. Soooo cool

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