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:
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Published August 15th, 2013 2:20 PM
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JanM on Dec 05, 2022
I’ve seen this done by covering a kids ball with a smoothed out layer of foil or painters tape over the ball, then thickly applying the Quikrete by hand. (BUT be sure to wear gloves while doing so!) Even saw them texturized by wrapping a design or criss-cross pattern with rope then covering with the concrete. Also saw the addition of glass beads or tiny mirrors they found at $Tree. These were added as the concrete was still soft but starting to set up. Came out very nicely. And yes, they did use a spray sealer to protect it after it had dried and cured.
How about heavy duty ballons something like the bouncy ones?
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!!
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.