3 Cool Ideas With Concrete For Your Garden
Many people view their beloved garden as an extra living room — only out in the fresh air of course! That's why it's important for hobby gardeners to adorn their green oasis with the right deco. As the following ideas show, it's also more fun to make any decorations yourself. Today's superb selection uses concrete in various creative ways to make the neighbors have serious yard envy...
1. Rubber Boot Plant Pots
- 1 pair of old rubber boots
- 2 plastic cups filled with sand
- sand paper
- masking tape
- spray paint
1.1 Mix up the concrete and fill the rubber boots with it. This is a good way to get one last bit of use out of old or ripped rubber boots before throwing them away. Next, press a plastic cup filled with sand into the center of each boot.
1.2 Fix the tops of each boot with tape and leave the concrete to dry.
1.3 Remove the tape and take the plastic cups out of the boots.
1.4 Use a box cutter to remove the rubber boots, leaving just the sole.
1.5 Sand down the concrete boots.
1.6 Apply masking tape to the middle of the concrete boot, leaving a strip at the top free. Spray paint onto this area.
1.7 Add some further decoration to the boots by tying cord around them and planting flowers in the top. What a wonderful addition to any garden!
2. XXL Concrete Candle Holder
- large, flat plant pot
- stones for decoration
2.1 Fill a can with stones and brush oil onto the outside of it.
2.2 Take a large, flat plant pot and brush oil inside of it.
2.3 Mix up the concrete and fill the plant pot with it. Next, carefully press the can filled with stones into the center of the plant pot.
2.4 Fix the can in place using tape and leave the concrete to dry.
2.5 Remove the tape and can. Turn the plant pot over and carefully remove the concrete from it.
2.6 Place the concrete candle holder in the garden, decorate it with stones and light the candle. Alternatively, the center can be used for plants.
3. Concrete Bird Bath
- protective foil
- 1 large leaf
- 1 bowl
- clear lacquer
3.1 Place a large leaf with its front facing downward onto some protective foil and trace around it.
3.2 Spread oil onto the back of the leaf.
3.3 Mix up the concrete and carefully spread it onto the leaf drawn on the protective foil.
3.4 Place the leaf onto the concrete with the oiled side facing downward and carefully press it down.
3.5 Place the concrete leaf with the protective foil in a bowl and leave the concrete to dry.
3.6 Carefully remove the leaf from the concrete.
3.7 Remove the concrete leaf with protective foil from the bowl and spray it with clear lacquer. Once the lacquer has dried, your concrete bird bath is done. Alternatively, you can use is it as a decorative centerpiece on the garden table.
Who would've thought that concrete works so well for garden decorations? Have fun getting creative!