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Tutorial ~ How To Make a Hollow Concrete Sphere

By rcn48
May 3, 2012

Concrete statuary in some of the gardens I've visited has always captivated me. Unfortunately most statuary I've priced is quite expensive and with my tight budget the chances were slim that any of these creations would ever find themselves in my gardens. However, several years ago I was intrigued when I stumbled upon instructions for making "hollow concrete spheres". I was pleased to learn the cost of materials is fairly inexpensive and last year successfully completed my first sphere. I'd like to show you how easy it is and hopefully inspire you to create your own hollow concrete sphere!

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Feb 17, 2018 12:30 AM CST
Thanks Debbie, @rcn48 , for taking time to put together this detailed tutorial in 2012, and to whomever
re-posted it. What a great idea. Thumbs up

I'd never seen one before, and would love to make one (or more). I'm also thinking it would make an
attractive planter as well, e.g for this little Viola hereracea,
The thread "Please ID this" in Plant ID forum

Would also like to see any spheres created since as well by Debbie or anyone else. Smiling


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Lucichar
Feb 17, 2018 1:38 PM CST
Thank you for all your detailed instructions and photos. I can't wait until it gets warmer so I can try to make one. I was wondering how you did the beautiful leaf patterns on the front of the sphere?
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Feb 17, 2018 3:28 PM CST
I bet she's an artist.....if not a pro, at least a natural. Big Grin

BTW, the leaves are very pretty, and also the patina....very nice subtle luster.
Inspiring.
Learn & create something every day.

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madamekelly
May 15, 2018 1:50 PM CST
I would like to find the "part 2" mentioned in this "how to". I want to make a full sphere for my sculpture garden. Can anyone help me with this? Confused

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