With a little planning and an emphasis on individuality, you can easily transform your backyard into a spectacular summertime oasis!
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.
Want to have some fun with your Yuletide ‘cheer’ this holiday season? Here are some ways to ignite your sense of adventure and explore the many options available for your holiday happy-hour.
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.
Yep! I want to make things out of concrete. As I started to research what types of products would work well for these projects, I found a YouTube video by a certain Ben Uyeda. Ben runs a very interesting website called HomeMade Modern. I am sure you will appreciate what he has to share!
In 2014, I want to build things using re-purposed materials. It will nourish the creative side of me and hopefully lead to some very nice gifts. What kinds of things? Things like wind chimes for example. But to make really great chimes, I needed lots of information. Enter Lee Hite and his amazing web site, “An Engineering Approach to Tubular Bell Wind Chime Design”.
New Year’s Resolutions. How many have we made and how many have we broken? If you’re anything like me, it’s a sad, sorry tale over the years. But last year I set out to actually keep my New Year’s Resolutions, and 365 days later I’m happy to report success.