I have become a little obsessed with yard art. We now have this big, wild yard and I love the idea of wandering through the weeds and discovering stuff. You've seen my lights. One of these days I should probably take photos and give you the grand tour of my outdoor tchotchkes.
About 5 years ago we were selling our own garden art at a garden show and the vendor next to us was selling concrete spheres, decorated in a variety of ways.I really loved these big orbs for some reason and have wanted to make one since then. Several months ago I picked up a round, glass globe from a light fixture at the Goodwill Store and last week when Ray was mixing concrete for another project, I asked him to fill the glass globe with concrete.
I put the ball into a plastic bag and then set it into a plastic container. You can see the tip of Sofia's shoe as she waited for the first blow.
Here it is with all the glass removed. I like it as it is, even with the imperfections, but I have an idea for adding to it. I'll post a photo when I'm done with it.
I have a concrete orb that I moved all the way from St Louis. It's in the garden and has taken on the color of dirt LOLReplyDelete
I too love it.
What a great idea. I too wanted orbs in my garden, but never thought of this! I went hunting for bowling balls.ReplyDelete
What fun. With your grand estate, you can play away to your heart's content.ReplyDelete
I love it! I can't imagine what else you'd do with it, so I look forward to seeing it all finished.ReplyDelete
I love yard art. I live in a townhome but still have lots of things "hiding" about the yard. Love the concrete orb!ReplyDelete
Clever! I can't wait to tell my daughter about this idea. She loves making cement items and embedding them with junk jewelry for sparkle.ReplyDelete
I was thinking you could do this with a big beach ball?
It could be a moon.ReplyDelete
I've been industriously covering round things with old broken tile and glass just so I can wander through the garden and find things too!ReplyDelete