How do I make large concrete orbs/balls using balloons and Quikrete?
I've seen on here somewhere how to make these using balloons and 'quickrete'. If you can help I'll appreciate it very much.
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I have seen those too. It looked easy enough. They used wet paper over the balloons to get it to stick. Like the old paper mache we used ot make in school. When it is covered, add the cement, quickrete, and let it dry completely. Then pop the ball.
You can use glass light fixtures and carefully break the glass when done, covering it and tapping the glass until it falls off in a box. When you use a balloon, it is hard to fill and you will get a large flat spot on the bottom. You can set it in a mound of sand that you have made an indentation in otherwise the top will not be round and neither will the bottom. You have to use a large funnel and make it really wet to pour in the balloon and it is not all that easy, that is why I like the round light fixtures from a thrift store better.
Concrete Garden Orbs
Concrete Garden Balls
Here is one made from a exercise ball.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NKLo-h-Swg
Beach balls.... solid.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2IL0z3316U
Have you checked out Projects at top of Homepage! maybe it is there.