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Look What I Made for My Yard from Concrete-Garden Statues

Updated on January 25, 2017

Concrete for my Garden

Look what I make out of concrete-garden statues for my backyard. I have been experimenting with ready-mix concrete and decided to make some decorations for my yard this summer. I wanted concrete but didn't want to spend the money. My house has been a work in progress for the last couple of years. We lost our home in hurricane Katrina and now have a home which was previously owned by an elderly couple. The home was not damaged in the storm so it seemed like the perfect choice to begin our new life. As you can imagine the house had not been decorated since the early 70's and we have worked on it since moving it to make it fit our style.

This summer is the time to make concrete d├ęcor. We now have very little left to do inside the house, so we have started working on the outside. The storm had damaged the wood fence that surrounded the backyard and when we moved in we repaired it the best we could. There was a hurricane last summer and the old fence was damaged beyond any more make-shift repairs. So board by board we worked to replace the worn fence. It has really improved the appearance of the yard. It inspired us to plant many flowers, trees and a clover and wildflower lawn. It looks great!

Now I finally have time to make some decorative planters and masks. The first thing I did was pour walkway form in an English tile pattern from the back door of the house to the backyard. After it was complete and set, I used some exterior paint in terra cotta to give is color. Then I used some black craft paint diluted with water in a spray bottle to age the look. Afterwards, I painted clear UV sealer paint to give the concrete walkway a gloss and keep it from fading in the sun. I don't know if UV sealer is used in other parts of the country, but it is a popular choice in the deep south,

Next I am going to show you what else I made out of concrete. You will see how easy it is to do. If you can mix cake mix you can mix ready mix concrete. I purchased several different types of molds, faces, sculptures, and a large concrete ball that I plan to cover in mosaic glass that I cut from my stained glass scrap. Molds are very inexpensive and ready-mix concrete only cost a couple of dollars for a 50 pound sack.

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Creating with Concrete: Yard Art, Sculpture and Garden Projects
Creating with Concrete: Yard Art, Sculpture and Garden Projects

Learn the techniques to make yard and garden décor.

 

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How to Pour Concrete

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Pouring the Mold for a Sphere - It's easier than you think!

Once the concrete is mixed into a smooth consistency, it is time to pour it into the mold. I purchased a large sphere mold, which I set on top of an old cap from mayonnaise to hold it in place. After spraying the mold with PAM, I scooped the concrete mix with a shovel and carefully poured it into the mold. As I did this I used my battery operated sander without the paper on it to vibrate out any bubble which had formed in the mixture. I placed the sander on the side of the mold and watched until the bubble rose to the surface, Another method to release the bubbles if to gently lift the mold an tap it on the ground.

Fill the mold to the top mark and allow it to cure, making sure that it remains level. This will prevent lopsided surfaces. Once the mold has set, carefully release the mold and voila you have your concrete sculpture or patio stones. READ the direction on the bag of concrete for the exact time needed before removing the form. There are several different types of ready-mix concrete some set faster than others.

Once the first half of the mold was complete, I poured the 2nd side. The two halves of the sphere are then glued to on another with either mastic or mortar cement. There are some Youtube videos posted below to show you the step by step process I watched them before I attempted my concrete project they were very helpful and help clear-up the questions I had about concrete molds.

NOTE: After pulling these from their molds, I rubbed premixed mastic to fill air bubble holes for a smooth finish. Spray painted metallic bronze and used green and metallic copper acrylic craft paint on the tips of my fingers to highlight raised area for an aged effect. My final coat was concrete sealer, on the dog I used clear spray paint over the top of the acrylic paint. He has been out there for 7 months with no effects from the weather.

The sphere mold after the concrete is smoothed out and level.

The sphere mold after the concrete is smoothed out and level.
The sphere mold after the concrete is smoothed out and level.

2 Halves of a sphere glued together with Mastic, you can also use Mortar.

2 Halves of a sphere glued together with Mastic, you can also use Mortar.
2 Halves of a sphere glued together with Mastic, you can also use Mortar.

Learn the step by step process

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This is my favorite concrete mold it is the same one I used to make my walkway. It can be used to create patios, courtyards, and terraces and it is easy to use. It requires an 80 pound bag of ready-mix concrete. I like to purchase two 40 pound bags, since the are easier for me to handle. You simply mix the concrete with water than. fill mold, smooth or texture the surface, and remove mold. It only takes about 5 minutes to create a 2' x 2' section. The form is immediately remove and another section can be poured from the same form.

Walk Maker
Walk Maker

Fill this mold with ready-mix concrete for a beautiful patio or walkway.

 

My walkway sprayed painted terra cotta, spritzed with black paint and sealed with clear concrete sealer

My walkway sprayed painted terra cotta, spritzed with black paint and sealed with clear concrete sealer
My walkway sprayed painted terra cotta, spritzed with black paint and sealed with clear concrete sealer

Pouring rubber Molds

I purchased 3 molds from e-bay for the price of 1 statue at this flea market.

I purchased 3 molds from e-bay  for the price of 1 statue at this flea market.
I purchased 3 molds from e-bay for the price of 1 statue at this flea market.

If you like a Coastal Theme try making a Pelican

If you like a Coastal Theme try making a Pelican
If you like a Coastal Theme try making a Pelican

My Tiki face brushed with cedar color UV sealer.

My Tiki face brushed with cedar color UV sealer.
My Tiki face brushed with cedar color UV sealer.

A planter elegant and easy to make with less than 1 bag of concrete. Not bad at $2.58.

A planter elegant and easy to make with less than 1 bag of concrete.  Not bad at $2.58.
A planter elegant and easy to make with less than 1 bag of concrete. Not bad at $2.58.

I painted this dog with craft paint and used concrete sealer. He looks like my dog, sometimes I think it Scooter

I painted this dog with craft paint and used concrete sealer.  He looks like my dog, sometimes I think it Scooter
I painted this dog with craft paint and used concrete sealer. He looks like my dog, sometimes I think it Scooter

Buddha face painted black-dry brushed green ready to be hung. I put a wire loop, in back before it set.

Buddha face painted black-dry brushed green ready to be hung. I put a wire loop, in back before it set.
Buddha face painted black-dry brushed green ready to be hung. I put a wire loop, in back before it set.

Tiki Border-I'm going to use it as edging

Tiki Border-I'm going to use it as edging around one of my gardens
Tiki Border-I'm going to use it as edging around one of my gardens

Another one of my molded creations a Buddha face

Another one of my molded creations a Budda face
Another one of my molded creations a Budda face

Heart Shaped Patio blocks for around the trees to hold mulch in place (Super Easy)

Heart Shaped Patio blocks for around the trees to hold mulch in place (Super Easy)
Heart Shaped Patio blocks for around the trees to hold mulch in place (Super Easy)

Here's a tricky one MY NEW GARGOYLE-Not for beginners!

Here's a tricky one MY NEW GARGOYLE-Not for beginners!
Here's a tricky one MY NEW GARGOYLE-Not for beginners!

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    • junkcat profile image

      junkcat 4 years ago

      Can't wait to try pouring a mold for my garden. I can't believe it cost so little to make one.

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      jlshernandez 4 years ago

      I have always wanted to do this and so glad you shared this nifty idea.

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      Great inspiration to add things to the garden and yard.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Wow, what great projects for the yard! Thanks for the inspiration and assurance that I could actually pull off a concrete project myself.

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Wow! great projects for the yard. I saw a couple of molds on eBay that I might like to get. I am sorry you lost your home to Katrina. I guess we will still be affected by that storm years from now. Blessed by TonyB

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      Great idea; looks fun!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I can't wait to try this for my garden. The ready mades add up to a pretty big expense after a while.

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      You have great instructions, and it really does look easy... now to go mold hunting. Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      wow, this is a lot of work but a good job, I wish some for my garden

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      Maria Burgess 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Your statuary is very nice! If I had a yard I would try this. Neat lens and congrats on your new home!

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Not sure I'll tackle a statue, but I do need some steppingstones.

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Not sure I'll tackle a statue, but I do need some steppingstones.

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      Great lens. I'm inspired by this and will definitely be trying it in the future.

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      hmommers 4 years ago

      Great to read. It looks a lot like working with molding clay. :-)

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      Loraine Brummer 4 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Cool! Looks like something I would enjoy trying. Great article.

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Looks like you've found your niche for garden statues. Love the Buddhas and the dog

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      sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      love your garden statues, especially the pelican is amazing.

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      Alan Katz 4 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for sharing this lens. I didn't know a lot of this.

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      Echo Phoenix 4 years ago

      It seems you have made the most of your losses out of the Katrina disaster and found a new passion for garden statues! I love you lens and admire your resilience:) Warmest wishes...

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Aced the quiz, and love this lens. Thank you for the ideas.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What great ornaments for the garden.

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      Anthony Altorenna 4 years ago from Connecticut

      I really like your concrete statues! I've made concrete stepping stones, but never thought about trying to make a statue from a mold... I'm inspired!

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      sweetstickyrainbo 4 years ago

      now there is a cool hobby

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      Ash2013 4 years ago

      Wow this is brilliant! You pay a fortune for these sort of statues at garden centres here in the UK! Thanks for sharing.

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      Socialpro54 LM 3 years ago

      nice lens, love the Buddas...

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      dakadare 3 years ago

      Looks fun!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Very nice lens, thank you for sharing.

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      Gloria Freeman 3 years ago from Alabama USA

      I have this mold that I purchase just haven't use it yet. Look like fun to.

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      SquidooPower 3 years ago

      I never heard of this before. Great idea!

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      Rick King 3 years ago from Charleston, SC

      I really liked the concrete sphere. And I would have guessed that some of those items were made professionally. Nice job! I may have to give this a try this summer.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I sure enjoyed seeing your wonderful garden statues. You really did a super job and it is great that you share your expertise on this page. Thank you.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      Oh, now, this will be fun! i have never made my own concrete statues before! Awesome!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      You are a concrete artist and you make it look easy...your great tips and the joy you experience in creating objects is enough to draw us all into this fun and functional art form at far less of a price tag than buying these items pre-made....your $2.59 price tag sold me on the idea! Congratulations on your purple star and Imminent feature! :)

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      tfsherman lm 3 years ago

      You sure do make it look easy and it has been a little harder for me. Thanks for the garden hoe tip; I'll try that. I've got a bag of concrete waiting for me in the garage right now to finish up a project. I've been raiding marble scraps from the local dumpsters and making stepping stones with them. Pretty, but I've had cracking. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Lisa Auch 3 years ago from Scotland

      Oh I can see me doing this! WOW!

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      patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

      This looks like fun!

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      These are so cool! I never thought about using Reddi-Mix concrete to do something like this. Fabulous idea!

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      Jogalog 3 years ago

      I like the buddas. I probably wouldn't do this myself but I'm sure it's a fun thing to do.

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      Delia 3 years ago

      What a cool lens and great information making these concrete replicas.

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      June Parker 3 years ago from New York

      You have done a great job with your concrete creations. Well done with a well done lens.

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      Michey LM 3 years ago

      The garden look great, love all the compositions...

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      Itaya Lightbourne 3 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I so want to make my own concrete statues for my gardens and you have definitely inspired me to give it a shot. Very lovely statues! I love your Buddha faces. :)

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      Ddharma 3 years ago

      thanks for the ideas. bit.ly/11zUrVT

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      shewins 3 years ago

      It looks like a wonderful DIY project. Love it.

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      gregxavier 3 years ago

      wow great!

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Some amazing work here.

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 3 years ago from Texas

      WOW. You did a really neat job with the concrete!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Amazing work. And it looks like fun.

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      sue826 lm 3 years ago

      Looks like a lot of work but they are amazing.

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      cdevries 3 years ago

      What a great idea! How difficult would it be to create the mold too?

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      happynutritionist 3 years ago

      Amazing work! And I peeked at your profile...congratulations on your retirement...a teacher will have many things to teach us...including how to make things out of concrete:-)

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Love the gargoyle garden statue, nicely done.

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      Melissa Miotke 3 years ago from Arizona

      Wow these are so cool. We've spent quite a bit of money on garden ornaments. I'd love to be able to make my own!

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      KitchenMagik 3 years ago

      Really enjoyed your lens and love your Bhudda head.

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love these concrete garden sculptures. There is an island that I like to walk around here in Southern California, and many of the homes have garden sculptures in their yards. I love looking at them.

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      Kay Rennie 3 years ago from Melbourne

      Such fun. Really imaginative use of a very basic material.

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      hkhollands 3 years ago

      Hello from the U.P. Thank you for liking my first lens, and I'm happy that it led me here. I am so excited to try this; you make it sound easy and fun. For starters, I would like to make leaf-shaped birdbaths and give them as gifts to friends. WIsh me luck!

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      Anthony Godinho 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Really amazing work and very informational lens for anyone who want to do the same. Nothing like having stuff that was made by yourself or you added your own personal touch to.

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      Bercton1 3 years ago

      brilliant art work using concrete.

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      Bercton1 3 years ago

      brilliant art work using concrete.

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      KimGiancaterino 3 years ago

      We'll be doing some concrete projects in our yard soon, so I really appreciate your expert tips. I would love to make some large planters to trim an archway.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      We have a couple of small concrete pieces but we didn't make them.

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      Katyusha 3 years ago

      Great lens and project. I have to take some time and do it for myself.

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      lionmom100 3 years ago

      Wonderful lens.

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      What a great idea, hopefully I'll be able to try it someday.

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      randomthings lm 3 years ago

      Excellent! LOVE statues in the yard.

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      marktplaatsshop 3 years ago

      I love your gargoyle, thanks for sharing this very nice lens

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      jpmny999 3 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Tom McHugh 3 years ago from Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA

      Nice lens! Thanks for sharing this interesting topic. I've got to try some of these ideas in our garden.

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      ArtbyMAR 3 years ago

      Wow! Gave me lots of ideas for my yard. Amazed I can cheaply make my own vs. buying statues.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      who would say concrete can be so great media for artists? Well done!

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      SecondHandJoe LM 3 years ago

      This lens has just pushed me over the edge... No more putting it off! I'm buying the walkmaker you reviewed and finishing the side garden. Nice job!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      This is one of the reasons why I like this website...I find ideas that I never would have thought of. I am so going to try this. These are really beautiful.

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      There is a concrete statuary place not far from me. Some of their stuff goes for hundreds of dollars. Yours looks like it would fit right in! Most impressive!!!

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      NoYouAreNot 3 years ago

      Your garden must look great!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My favorite one is the statue of Scooter. I'd love to try making something for my garden. Great lens!

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      Rose Jones 3 years ago

      I am so, so impressed! Pinned to my boards "Crafts I love" and "How does your garden grow."

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      journey103 3 years ago from USA

      These are amazing. What a great talent you have and it's nice that you can save so much money on these garden items. Really fun lens!

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      Mamabyrd 3 years ago

      Love it!! I'm actually planning to purchase a concrete mold in the next couple of months. My backyard is in terrible shape. I'm not exactly sure what we are going to do with it but I'm going to start with a concrete path. Fabulous page!

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      sbconcepts 3 years ago

      Awesome! I never thought about making my own statuary, that is a great idea. I always love window shopping at local garden shops but it's hard to take the plunge with some of the prices, so this is a wonderful alternative. Thanks for sharing these amazing tips!

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      dperry1 3 years ago

      Wonderful and informative lens! I am going to try this it looks like a lot of fun! Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Loretta Livingstone 3 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      This is fascinating.

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      LeroySmith1 3 years ago

      Wow. These are amazing. I can't believe that you can make these in your backyard! They look so professional and just like what you'd see at a high-end garden shop for big $$$.

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      rubiduong 3 years ago

      My favorite one is the statue of Scooter. I'd love to try making something for my garden.

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      blue22d 3 years ago

      Love your lens. I didn't do badly on the test - love statues and gargoyles.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Great piece of work and I am actually planning to purchase a.......

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      gamingprotips 3 years ago

      My Grandfather likes to carve things like this out of granite. Your way seems much simpler!

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      mina009 3 years ago

      Great looking creations.

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      PippiDust 3 years ago

      I love your concrete garden statues and décor. And it looks so easy to make them, I have to try.

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      Stanley Green 3 years ago from Czech Republic

      These statues are very unique and I really love them.

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      We used to have adorable concrete hippo stepping stones. You're quiz was fun! :) Loved the dog.

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      tahirmahmood 3 years ago

      Congratulations Great looking

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      John Dyhouse 3 years ago from UK

      Never though of creating my own statues/garden décor items, I will be looking for moulds now to try it out

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      FrancesWrites 3 years ago

      Like Artyfax, I had never thought of creating my own garden décor items. I really like the results you got from that walkway mould.

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      NoProblemmo 3 years ago

      Who would say concrete and art can do so well together? Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      I like garden art. My favorite of your photos is your planter. It turned out really nice. Looks like a fun hobby.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      I love your Buddah and Tiki face. Great stuff - things like this cost a fortune to buy ready made. I'm trying to make a beautiful back yard with zero budget, or very little money - it's amazing how creative you can be when you can't just go out and buy something. Thanks for this lens you have inspired me.

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      Pam Irie 3 years ago from Land of Aloha

      The tiki face is perfect.....love it especially!

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      You have provided me with some fantastic ideas and examples. I would love to try this. You have made some really exceptional garden pieces. Love them! Now you can be the seller. :-)

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      MirandaGrimm 3 years ago

      This is so cool! I could see my imagination going wild with this one as it seems the possibilities could be endless! I would imagine making things like your own landscaping bricks would be a huge money saver!!

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      Rose Jones 3 years ago

      I have returned to this cool lens - I think I could really use your techniques to beautify my yard.

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      Linda Hahn 3 years ago from California

      Wow, I love that concrete ball.

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      jmchaconne 3 years ago

      What a great lens. You have given me some great ideas. I am in the process of creating a water feature, and you are correct, it is a lot easier than one might think. I wrote a lens about my project called hydrogen-isnt-just-a-bomb, which I will update when I get to the landscaping. It's a very similar process. Thank you for dropping in on my lenses.

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      nonya222 3 years ago

      I have to send this lens to my friend who will LOVE IT! She is my garden freak and your ideas will have her going crazy.

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      Mohan Babu 3 years ago from Chennai, India

      This is very nice stuff. I should try my hand at these things soon.

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      caossquidoo 3 years ago

      that's a hands-n work! Congrats on the results They look amazing. You are an artist :)

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Wow, impressive work! It never would have occurred to me to try to make them myself. Great idea though. Nice!

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      IanTease 3 years ago

      Really interesting lens. Particularly like the idea of a paper less sander to vibrate the air out, would never have thought of that.

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      Niagara Ghosts 3 years ago

      What an inspirational lens. I tried pouring pathway steps once but was impatient and messed it up. This makes me want to try try again!

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      angelatvs 3 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD, this lens has been a favorite of mine for awhile!

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      PaynesGrey 3 years ago

      Fantastic work, you have made some lovely items. Great Lens

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Stopping back by to celebrate with you. Congrats on LotD!

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      Sorry to be a negative voice here, but I think such hideous things genuinely detract from the beauty of a garden, and I would certainly never want them in mine!

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      GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      Great Lens and great ideas! I think I will be pouring some cement sooner than later........thanks for your inspiration and instructions.

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      manuela2915 3 years ago

      Wow that amazing work, congrats!

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      Stephen J Parkin 3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      I loved the ideas presented here, I had actually never thought about concrete garden ornaments as décor. I wonder if they would take the heavy frosts of Canadian winters? I really liked the dog ornament. Great lens and well worth the LOTD.

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      LSJ-88 3 years ago

      You are really talented!

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      Carol Houle 3 years ago from Montreal

      Wish I could make a concrete bird bath. My expensive new "resin" bath started cracking and crumbling after just 4 months. My previous bath was cast iron and metal and lasted 10+ years. My mom's cement bath lasted 30+ years.

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      Art Inspired 3 years ago

      Congratulations on your lens of the day!

      Wow what an inspiration! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas and projects.

      Make it a creative day!

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      trevorjb1406 3 years ago

      Very good lens with some fun ideas. Many thanks for making it.

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      dahlia369 3 years ago

      Impressive work, thank you for sharing, and congrats on LOTD!! :)

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      Donna Cook 3 years ago

      OMG-Fabulous lens! I would never have though it would be that "easy" to make my own molds! I need walkway pieces and am going to make them my self. It's going to change my yard completely. Thank you thank you!

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      AlyshaHaeems 3 years ago

      Very cool and interesting!

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      Delia 3 years ago

      Back again to Congratulate you on the LOTD! Well done :-)

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Very cool outdoor decorating ideas. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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      John Dyhouse 3 years ago from UK

      Something I have never thought about for my garden but it looks amazing - I gotta take a closer look at this technique

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      Tom Maybrier 3 years ago

      These look fantastic and I can't believe how cheap they are! Great lens!

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      DebMartin 3 years ago

      Congratulations on your LotD. You are very talented.

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      SteveKaye 3 years ago

      I enjoyed reading the clear directions. Your yard must have an amazing collection of beautiful art works.

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      sheriangell 3 years ago

      Big Congrats on LotD! You have so many cool ideas featured here!

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      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Very creative ideas. Great lens.

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      Tanya Jones 3 years ago from Texas USA

      I do pottery, so this would be an easy offshoot of that interest. Your tiki god statue reminds me of the easter island statues.

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      You did a nice job. The dog does look great! I have a friend who has done some concrete molds and painting. Great way to save some money! Congrats on your LOTD.

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      visit2goa 3 years ago

      very nice, but you should write about creating their moldings casting is easy thing hope you ll write one.. looking straight to you..

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      norma-holt 3 years ago

      Very enterprising of you to make all of those things. Glad to see that you have recovered from Katrina. We watched its devastating progress with horror here in Australia. Well done.

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      Leah J. Hileman 2 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Cool ideas!

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      kittyhappykitty 2 years ago

      I cannot wait until I have the space to work on my concrete molds! I am very much looking forward to getting dirty and making some incredible long-lasting art! Thank you so much for teaching me new tricks! You make me happy!

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      strohlinghome@q.com 2 years ago

      where can I buy molds?

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      Cynthia Haltom 2 years ago from Diamondhead

      Ebay is where I get mine.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I like the sphere. Now I see how it's done.

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      Mink72 10 months ago

      Love the ideas will give it a try awesome . Pray all go well with your home I know it's going to be beautiful

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