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Concrete Yard Decor

Updated on February 25, 2014

Concrete Yard Ornaments You Can Make Yourself

Concrete yard ornaments can easily and inexpensively be made and add new dimensions to your backyard retreat.

Here is a simple bird bath that looks good in any yard.

Try different shapes. Add stones to the middle for interest.,

Concrete Yard Ornaments
Concrete Yard Ornaments

Creative Ideas With Concrete Leaves

With the concrete leaves I constructed this waterfall which added some soothing sounds to my garden.

All that was required was some pond liner under the leaves and a pump to circulate the water.

These can be obtained at a pond supply store.

Of course a little imagination helps with ideas.

Concrete yard ornaments
Concrete yard ornaments

Another Great Idea With Concrete

This really fun project I made with mortar. I collected colored wine bottles which I arranged in a wooden frame filled with sand.

After pouring mortar over the bottles, this magnificent freestanding wall emerged.

It is beautiful when the sun shines through the colored glass.

Adding another concrete leaf on a base of white rock completed a nice focal point in my backyard oasis.

Concrete yard ornaments
Concrete yard ornaments

Whimsical Concrete Yard Ornaments

Yet another addition I made to my collection of concrete yard ornaments were these delightful mushrooms.

Any pointed container can be used whether it be of plastic or cardboard.

Fill containers with mortar the consistency of pancake batter.

Place a piece of rebar in the mortar while still wet and you have a stem.

On any given day you will find faires under these tiny pieces of art.

Backyard Landscaping Ideas
Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Concrete Tiki Adds The Tropics

Here was another whimsical idea with mortar.

My desire was to create a more tropical look around my ponds. This tiki was made by pouring mortar into plastic plant pots. After setting overnight, holes were drilled through the middle into which I put a 3 ft. long piece of rebar. The rebar continues through the pot on top containing the grass.

This certainly added interest to my backyard landscaping.

Concrete Yard Ornaments
Concrete Yard Ornaments

Another Idea Using Concrete Leaves

Instead of filling a dip in my landscaping with larger plants or shrubs, I chose to layer the concrete leaves down the slope.

* Dig pool at bottom

* Line with pond liner

* Run tubing from pool to top leaf for water to circulate through

* Attach a small pump to tubing at bottom

* Camouflage tubing and pump with plants

* Fill pool with water and turn on pump

If no pool is desired, simply fill the lined pool with rocks. Water in the pool is unseen by people or mosquitoes.

This also allowed me to display my favorite petrified wood, crystals and thunder eggs. The water in the pools keeps them shiny.

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      Penelope Hart 2 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Great idea! Pinned it, thanks

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      Caroline demo 2 years ago

      Love it

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      I have been pouring concrete mold for the past few weeks. If is fun to see the finished products I have tried several different painting methods and achieve some very lovey results.