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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Nov 29, 2014 4:52 PM CST
Back last summer, while in a doctors office I saw an article on Head Planters, and I fell in love! They were beautiful, were planted with various sedums and other plants that complimented the heads. They looked like treasured ancient sculptures. But, they were very expensive, or maybe I'm just a cheap skate. Seems like they ranged from $125-200 each, might have been more, can't remember. Too rich for my frugal blood for sure, but I'd sure love one of each! Anyone know where to get knock offs , or how we could make our own? I've got a powerful craving for these!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Nov 29, 2014 4:55 PM CST

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I have a couple of these who were gifted to me by the kind and generous @KatG. She hasn't been around in a long time but her website is http://www.stonefacecreations.com/PRODUCTS.html

Really nice planters but as you say they are indeed expensive. I don't know of any knockoffs or homemade versions.
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Nov 29, 2014 5:50 PM CST
Yes Dave, that was the plac they were from! I remember no! Just a bit rich for my blood, lol.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Nov 30, 2014 3:20 AM CST

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These are nice Donna but I've never done them.

Looks like you've already looked at this link but you might find something here to help you get started.

https://www.pinterest.com/adnilyam/succulent-statue-head-pla...
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Nov 30, 2014 7:01 AM CST
Thanks Vic. I will check this out. I have looked T so much, not sure if I have looked at this or not. Thank You!
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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Nov 30, 2014 7:59 AM CST
No I had not seen that! Thanks! Worth a try!
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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Nov 30, 2014 9:41 PM CST
Well, I looked that site over really good, and y'all, I think I just might could make some of these head planters!! I'm sure going to give it a whirl next summer. I have been wanting to make some mushrooms to go in my garden anyway, so I'm just gonna tackle them both! And even some of those leaves! Now they may look like a monkey sewed a mules hind end up with a saw briar, but I'm gonna give it a try, hey if it makes a flop, we have a lot of gullys here I can chunk the pieces in and they can help stop a wash! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Dec 1, 2014 8:31 AM CST

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I'm sure they will be beautiful Donna and please post a photo for us Thumbs up
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Dec 1, 2014 7:34 PM CST
Thank you Vickie, I will next summer when I do some!
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Dec 2, 2014 4:22 AM CST

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Dec 5, 2014 3:29 PM CST
Try to find a foam head (wig form). Read the blog below and keep going until you see the foam head! Looks like a fun project for winter!

http://vetsysview.blogspot.com/2013/05/diy-garden-head-proje...
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Dec 5, 2014 3:50 PM CST
Another good idea Sandi Hurray!
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Dec 6, 2014 10:00 AM CST

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Thank you for the link Sandi Thumbs up
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Bubbles
Dec 6, 2014 1:11 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. ,Vic . Looks like an inexpensive alternative, plus a fun project!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Dec 6, 2014 1:17 PM CST
This is a subject near and dear to my heart, so I did some looking around (AGAIN! Hilarious! ). This guy suggested using Halloween masks for molds. Some of his certainly look interesting! Although, I think I'd make some changes to his techniques.
http://markmontano.com/blog/2011/08/29/cast-plaster-mask-pla...
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Dec 6, 2014 2:58 PM CST
Thx Woffie!
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Dec 7, 2014 11:11 AM CST
Well, Donna, it's all your fault. Hilarious! I just ordered this to play around with. I'd been thinking about getting one of these for a couple of years now, only to find it's been discontinued, but I found one on ebay. Smiling

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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Dec 7, 2014 4:53 PM CST
Woofie, leave it to me to get something started, lol. Was this kit expensive? I've never seen one. Can't wait till you get it. Take pix & let us all kno what is in it. And if it is something we can rig up ourselves Heaven knows, I'm a master at rigging stuff up. I'm betting we can come up with copycat stuff to make our own kit.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
Dec 7, 2014 6:00 PM CST
It's just a mold and a small amount of concrete, and it's intended to just face part of a 6" terra cotta pot. But I have other ideas! I'm planning on using it on a larger pot, then coating the rest of the pot with the same concrete, and propping it on a smaller pot (for a neck area) and filling the small pot with concrete to make a nice heavy base. Won't know if that will work till I get it. But it wasn't expensive, only about $20 for the kit. It will be fun to play with!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Dec 7, 2014 8:57 PM CST
Wow! Can't beat that! Lucky find! Hurray! I'm cooking tonight. Feed my co-workers & two doctors at work every Christmas. I fix a big breakfast on a Tuesday morning, as we start late on Tuesdays. I'm making my cream puffs tonight. Will get the hash brown casserole & western omelet casserole ready tomorrow night to pop in oven Tuesday morning. Then will only have to make a few panfuls of fluffy biscuits. Can't do it all this year with this broken wrist, can't move as fast & can't hold stuff, but they understand. We won't have the chocolate and milk gravies this year.
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