It’s been too long since my last post on this subject. I have 3 or 4 lined up but have not had the time to dig into them. I thought I would get back into it with a post on how to make concrete planters.
As promised, here are some photos of some of the concrete water fountain features I have in mind.
When I pour concrete shapes, I will often use a Styrofoam block to form the cavity. Cutting Styrofoam cleanly is not easy. Based on a few designs I saw on YouTube, I made a hot wire cutter that does indeed cut like a hot knife through butter!
Many years ago, when I was in my 20’s, I decided to make some of the Christmas presents I would give to my family. This year, I decided to revisit some of that fun and use my configurable mold to create some concrete gifts for friends and family.
In this post, I share how I created a configurable mold that lets me make concrete pots and concrete troughs in a variety of shapes and sizes quickly and easily!
Having succeeded in creating items with thinner walls, I started looking for ways to end up with smooth edges, without sanding. With a bit of inspiration from a talented artist, I came up with the first version of my adaptable mold that features a silicone cookie sheet!
On my wish list was the ability to create items with thin walls … 1/8 – 1/4 inches. To do so, I needed to overcome some technical challenges and find a thinner, more pourable mix. During this stage, I met 2 very helpful people. Ryan and Bendix!
I have long wanted to make some bonsai pots, table lamps and a few other creations using concrete. And so I set out on a journey to learn how. Along the way, I have learned a great deal from others and I felt it would be a good thing to ‘pay it forward’ by sharing some of what I have learned.
What do you do if you need some new furniture for your home and can’t afford one of those expensive pieces from a brand name store? Want to get your hands dirty while creating a beautiful focal piece for your home? You may want to consider upcycling furniture.
A weed provided rich pickings in the 17th century, when it was used as a dye, and its revival as a natural dye is proving successful.