Making Garden Art & Birdbaths

48 Hours
Medium
Making bird baths & garden art out of concrete & leaves
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Equal parts of portland cement mix play sand water Make sure it s portland not quickcrete
Equal parts of portland cement mix,play sand & water ! Make sure it's portland & not quickcrete !
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, wire for supports
wire for supports
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, I used an elephant leaf off of this plant
I used an elephant leaf off of this plant
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Mixing the equal parts of portland cement play sand water until it is the consistency of icing This does take some time to get it all mixed together
Mixing the equal parts of portland cement,play sand & water until it is the consistency of icing. This does take some time to get it all mixed together !
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, plywood dirt mound then lay leaf with underside facing up
plywood,dirt mound, then lay leaf with underside facing up
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, applying the cement to the leaf I started in the middle worked my way out to the edge of the leaf about an inch thick
applying the cement to the leaf , I started in the middle & worked my way out to the edge of the leaf about an inch thick
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, adding the pieces of wire for support
adding the pieces of wire for support
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, I added another layer of cement about an inch thick over the wire supports
I added another layer of cement about an inch thick over the wire supports
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Now for the hard part not touching it for 48 hours
Now for the hard part ! not touching it for 48 hours !
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Still waiting
Still waiting ........
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, 48 hours later Time to carefully turn it over
48 hours later & Time to carefully turn it over
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, peel the leaf off
peel the leaf off
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, you can lightly sand the edges
you can lightly sand the edges
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, All finished
All finished !
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, All finished You could paint or stain it if you want too I would add some sealer since it is going to be outside
All finished ! You could paint or stain it if you want too & I would add some sealer since it is going to be outside
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Smaller leaf I made
Smaller leaf I made
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, I used a smaller leaf for these
I used a smaller leaf for these
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, I added some metallic paint glaze to the smaller leaves I used a light green a darker one dry brushed them
I added some metallic paint glaze to the smaller leaves,I used a light green & a darker one & dry brushed them
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, I added some metallic paint glaze to the smaller leaves I used a light green a darker one dry brushed them
I added some metallic paint glaze to the smaller leaves,I used a light green & a darker one & dry brushed them
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, I added some metallic paint glaze to the smaller leaves I used a light green a darker one dry brushed them
I added some metallic paint glaze to the smaller leaves,I used a light green & a darker one & dry brushed them
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Playing with colors
Playing with colors
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Playing with colors
Playing with colors
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Playing with colors
Playing with colors
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Playing with colors
Playing with colors
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Added this cute little guy to the leaf
Added this cute little guy to the leaf
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Added this cute little guy to the leaf
Added this cute little guy to the leaf
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, This little guy loves the concrete leaf
This little guy loves the concrete leaf !
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, This little guy loves the concrete leaf
This little guy loves the concrete leaf !
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, I made a fire bowl today
I made a fire bowl today
making garden art birdbaths, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, I made a fire bowl today
I made a fire bowl today

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