Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Concrete Balls

Supplies:
  • Old glass lamp globes (we also tried a playground ball, it worked, but didn’t keep a perfect round shape!) These are thrift store finds!
  • Portland cement
  • Peat Moss
  • Water
  • Mixing container (We used a Rubbermaid storage container)
  • Stir stick (we say that, but we pretty much just used our hands…)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Cooking spray
  • File
  • Wire Brush
  • Hammer
  • Eye protection

This is easy to use 
 Instant cement
Water


Don’t fill the neck of the globe, you want them to end up as round as possible. Set inside a plastic bag  and set upright in a cool place (we used old towels to stabilize them). Let cure for 2-3 days.

 You want your recipe to be the consistency of thick cake batter.

After the globes have cured for a couple days, you are going to break the glass with the side of a hammer. We left the globes inside the bag while we did this to prevent flying glass shards. WEAR goggles or glasses protection! And use gloves.

 After all the glass has been removed, use a file to take off any blemishes or protrusions, then rough up the whole surface with a wire brush. Some recipes come out really smooth and even polished looking…if you like that look, feel free to skip the wire brush.


Thanks to the Garden Glove for the tutorial

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