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  • Ellen Wedige

    DIY garden ideas

  • Mindy Lastname

    DIY concrete spheres - make these for your garden using plastic beach balls and wrap in 1/2" mesh taped to ball. Then apply concrete and let dry. Could use hints of acrylic color or add the moss-grow mixture for moss balls. hmmm...

  • Sheryl Richert

    Ashbee Design: More on Ball Construction

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Concrete balls nestled in shade garden... in the PNW and other wet areas, these will soon turn into moss balls!

concrete balls in the woods DIY

I do love spheres in the garden and the hanging ceramic beads add an eclectic artistic touch of creativity.

Watch DIY Concrete Balls for Your Garden in the Better Homes and Gardens Video. Sounds easy...will try

  • Mishelle Cook

    wasting a perfectly good light fixture makes no sense to me ..i would rather use it in my garden could be painted any color or you could hot glue pennies or marbles to it. I would save the concrete for something else

  • Anny

    Spray paint the light fixture with stone-look paint? Save all the work of mixing and pouring the concrete, and end up with a lighter product.

  • Hanne Konnerup

    Use a rubberball instead. Make a hole to pour the concrete into the ball. Choose the spot where the valve are and cut around it. When the concrete is hardened, slice four times from the hole and Down to the middle of the ball, as you would cut an orange in four, but stop when you reach the middle of the ball. Now you can bend the four slices backwards and the concrete ball falls out. Now you can use the ball again, just patch it up with Gaffa tape.

  • Hanne Konnerup

    forgot to mention that you can use a little food oil to rub inside the ball, so that the concrete donĀ“t stick to the sides of the ball.

How to make your own garden globe from a plastic ball.

home made outdoor gazing balls: Instead of painting the inside of the plastic keepsake balls (we found ours at Michaels craft store) We did a poured paint technique of drizzling craft paint and tipping the ball to make it swirl and marbleize.

bowling ball and plastic frogs- good idea, but I would use some other animal and a more appealing color

Making garden balls from hypertufa. I want these in different sizes for my garden.

  • Lark Rafuse

    if you paint them with glow in the dark rustoleum paint they will light up at night and make awesome nite lites in the garden

  • Amy Van Wormer

    love the idea of painting with glow in the dark paint. The you-tube video makes it easy to create.

  • Sharon Hankey

    I love these!

  • Susan Scholz

    The paint with glow in dark paint sounds like a winner. Thanks for the information.

  • Sam Fav

    Super ..

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Great tutorial on making hypertufa (that's lightweight concrete folks)

24" concrete ball 1/2" thick made over a yoga ball. i will post how to video on you tube soon.

concrete balls for the garden, how to, very detailed.