DIY Concrete Garden Hands

Evoking an almost Zen-like ambiance, the Concrete Garden Hands are used to both improve the design of your garden and fulfill a useful mission as a planter. In the DIY world, everybody is like an artist. You can make every day-to-day item almost from scratch in any manner you like to. This is a short tutorial on how you could also make a garden sculpture with concrete. Here is the list of necessary materials:

• a pair of rubber or latex gloves;

• concrete; • concrete acrylic sealer;

• surgery utensils (tweezers, scissors);

•safety glasses;

• a brush;

• (optional) coloring;

• (optional) old cloths and rags;

The trick you have to remember when beginning this type of project is that concrete doesn’t act like clay. If you want a smooth piece of decoration, you will want the concrete to be a bit on the dryer side when you mix it up. This way, it would stay in the small spaces (i.e. fingers of the glove). Now, mix the concrete and add any coloring if you want. Take the gloves and slowly pour the concrete into the cast. Position the gloves into the desired position, preferably into a bucket filled with some cloths (in order to help you with the final shape) and leave the concrete to cure for a couple of days. Then, remove the rubber with the tweezers and scissors. Please remember that this step requires patience! Finally, apply a coat of the sealer with a brush and you’re done.

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