DIY Concrete Garden Spheres

Knock off of Restoration Hardware's Spheres - using concrete and lighting globes from the thrift store, a bargain at $10 for five of them! See the simple how-to over at my blog:
Supplies: Lighting Globes purchased from the thrift store $2 ea, and Quikrete concrete mix, $4.
Mix concrete and fill lighting globes, let stand 24 hours.
Using safety glasses and gloves, enclose the lighting globes in a heavy duty trash bag and lightly tap with a hammer loosening the glass from the concrete. Carefully dispose of the garbage bag and broken glass.

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  • Linda Elliott Linda Elliott on Sep 02, 2019

    How about heavy duty ballons something like the bouncy ones?

  • Ann Eichenberger Ann Eichenberger on Nov 30, 2019

    I purchased a couple cement rabbits at a craft show. But they broke apart when I left them in the garage over the winter. Will the product you used make it through a winter with temps below freezing? Great results!!

  • Sandy Munno Sandy Munno on Dec 18, 2019

    There is no link to this project. I cannot click link and get to project. Would like to know how to make the large concrete balls.


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  • Carol Carol on Jun 11, 2020

    I wonder if those plastic Kids balls would work.

  • P J P J on Dec 02, 2020

    These would look great also with paint pouring. on them. Wow, I actually came up with an idea.