Asked on Sep 17, 2019

How can I make a stand for a decorative statue?

VimarhonorWilliamKathleen Hundley


I have a yard statue that has cracked (ceramic) like material due to weather over the years. I tried gluing it but no luck. It's a tree branch , shaped like an upside down "T" & hanging from it is a tire with a boy & girl sitting on the tire just swinging. It stands like 16 inches high, it's pretty big. It has 3 chains coming from the tire & can be hooked to something, what is the question. Like maybe a piece of metal from Home Depot or something? Just let it hang. Any ideas? Thank you for your ideas........Matt

3 answers
  • Kathleen Hundley
    on Sep 17, 2019

    Use water putty from Home Depot- I have fixed several and then repainted.

  • William
    on Sep 17, 2019

    Sounds like it's a resin piece. Two part epoxy to do the repair. A shepherd's hook to hang it.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Sep 18, 2019

    Try to fix it with epoxy putty.

    It's a two-part epoxy sticky-found at big box hardware stores for about $6.

    You mix press -then you can use scrape off excess (I use depleted gift card) and/or sand and paint. Cured putty is strong enough to drill through. Its a light grey putty.

    Oatey Putty safely seals/waterproofs for plumbing boat repairs.... Ive used it for exterior entry door frame wood rot repair, elliptical pedal repair, multiple arts and crafts repair of furniture, pottery- wood -ceramic- concrete statues - even a garage laundry sink with a hole ( thanks for hiding that defect with carrots -previous homeowner)

    Every home owner crafter or second hand shopper need a 2 part putty epoxy stick!

    You can find other expensive and smaller 2 part epoxy sticks versions in the boat marine and wood repair sections this Oatey one is a great value.

    Consider the epoxy putty for your repair needs.

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