Ladybug Garden Decoration

by Maria
Every morning before I start working I always look at my garden from the window or sometimes I walk outside and view my flowers closely. This has been my routine since we set up our backyard garden. One morning I saw a ladybug nesting on one of my plants and thought it would be nice to have a ladybug decoration. So on my next day off from work, I decided to create a ladybug out of the materials we have at home.
My DIY ladybug nesting on my pot.
Materials I used to make ladybug, all these are readily available from my shelf:

Egg shells or any rounded mold you have, Acrylic paint and brush, Plaster of Paris and water, Mixing container and stick
Fill the egg shells with Plaster of Paris mixture and let it dry completely. Once dried, slowly remove the egg shells by breaking them and gently peel off little by little. Then paint it with the design you want and let it dry completely before placing it in your garden. I chose ladybug design to paint mine.
Ladybug will give added color on my pot and even on my garden.

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  • AKP AKP on Jun 24, 2016
    How do they hold up to water? Did you use a sealant? Just not sure about the plaster of paris getting wet? This is super, super cute and I would have never thought to do this! Thanks for post.

  • Car5209052 Car5209052 on Jun 24, 2016
    I used golf balls to make the ladybugs, much easier

  • Kat8703675 Kat8703675 on Aug 10, 2016
    How long does it take for the plaster to dry? I would love to use this idea for a craft project at my hospital.

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  • Ver7105842 Ver7105842 on Jul 08, 2016
    i use beach stones to paint ladybugs they are beautiful and stand up to any weather.

  • Lane Lane on Aug 04, 2016
    I use river rocks. My bank uses one of my ladybug rocks to weigh down transactions in the drawer, so you banking does not blow out.