DIY Concrete Garden Globes

4 Materials
2 Hours

We all love those garden ornaments, but they can be pretty expensive anywhere you look. Here at TGG we decided to make our own DIY concrete garden globes, and it turned out to be a fun and pretty rewarding project that cost less than $15 for three balls. We also tried out a couple different recipes, including a hypertufa mixture… For our final globes, we used recipe 2, a good compromise between a little organic without being too rustic. Get all the details on our blog and see our step by step tutorial and 4 different recipes that you can try.

Old glass lamp globes found at our local thrift store. These were our molds. They work great!

Supplies needed.

Our finished DIY concrete garden globes! Think of all the places you could tuck these in for a great contrast in form. More details on our blog. Stop by and check it out!

Suggested materials:
  • Portland cement   (Home Depot)
  • Glass shades   (Thrift Store)
  • Perlite   (Home Depot)
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Remi @ TBD•TGG•OhMeOhMy
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  • Catherine Dabney Catherine Dabney on Jun 25, 2016
    What recipe did you follow? What amounts of peat, concrete, moss?

  • Dona Dona on Sep 09, 2016
    I was going thru your posts of the many ways you can use light fixture globes and I love it. I wanted to print some of them to put in my craft files but for whatever reason it won't print. I also wanted to email them to myself but I didn't see what I could do that. I don't have outlook so can't use it. Gmail seems to work. PLEASE HELP Dona H

  • Joan Franco Joan Franco on Sep 05, 2017
    Did you ever post the growing moss on these balls? If so, is it still available?

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  • Mary Coakley Mary Coakley on Sep 10, 2016
    These globes are wonderful,yes you can place them anywhere in your garden,I just love the texture.Thank you for sharing

  • UTAHGAL UTAHGAL on Feb 05, 2017
    on the concrete globes you had to break the glass globes off after they were dry..right?don't understand what was mixed in to male the little black spots on them i love the idea,thank you