Concrete Crafts forum: Ball Planters

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Aug 15, 2010 4:28 PM CST
Name: Doug
I am new to this site and wanted to share a few things I have been working on. This one is a concrete ball planter made out of a hypertuffa mix. So far I have had great luck with peat moss as a cheap way of working on things That I may at a later date create with a full weight concrete mix. I love some of the stuff I see people doing in concrete. Its a very forgiving medium.
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Aug 15, 2010 8:00 PM CST
Name: Lynn Reno
Mesa, AZ
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Welcome to the forum! Well done on that planter, looks great. And cute and whimsical :) looking forward to seeing more.
Aug 17, 2010 10:47 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
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that is great!!!!
Aug 17, 2010 1:04 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
That is awesome!
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Aug 20, 2010 2:05 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Hi Doug, and welcome! Cool planter. Did you put a solid color tufa base on the ball first and then add a top layer, or did you coat the entire inside with a tufa layer after you removed the ball? Is the white also hypertufa? I bet its pretty heavy. Great idea for a base too. Is the base a separate piece?

I've found that there are many different kinds of peat moss and you have to watch what you get. I've already got some that was "stringy" and was basically unuseable. I've also seen some with lots of pieces of little sticks in it. What brand did you use?

Thanks for sharing and I hope to see more of your work too.
Aug 20, 2010 6:18 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Great Planter .. What did you use for a Mold?
Aug 21, 2010 6:25 AM CST
WOW! Awesome planter. I really like that..
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Nov 1, 2010 9:29 PM CST
Name: June or Nancy☺
Dover AFB, Delaware
I agree
Nov 1, 2010 9:29 PM CST
Name: June or Nancy☺
Dover AFB, Delaware
Ears perked up!
Nov 8, 2010 1:10 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Instructions please!!!!!!!!!! Drooling Drooling
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Jan 19, 2011 7:47 AM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Thanks for the great picture Doug, can you give us instructions please?
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Mar 19, 2012 11:46 AM CST
Name: Doug
I appreciate all the nice comments. My life is a little messy and that hampers my time to dedicate to my art. Lately I have been building a website dedicated to what I am doing and how I do it. Its slow going, but fun to learn all this web stuff. When I get my how to done I will either link to it or repost it here. I need to find time to check out all the cool stuff other people are doing also. So much cool, so little time to look.

Mar 19, 2012 2:31 PM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Sounds great Doug - will be looking forward to it!

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