Well, after a week of preparation and drying time, I was ready for the reveal to see if this idea would be trashed or treasured!?!?
However, before I get ahead of myself, I’ll take you through the the process.
I first cut the empty containers in half so it would be easier to pour the cement in them (just after the indent to hold it–see photos below).
My wonderful husband, “the Yooper” (officially now added to the online dictionary), volunteered to mix the concrete for me.
The Yooper helped hold the bucket as I scooped the concrete into the containers. He said the longer it dries in the mold the better. After we filled each container to just below the indent, I placed them uncovered inside my home to dry for a week.
Finally, the reveal!
Since the container has ridges, I had to peel off the plastic. I used a knife and cut down to concrete level and then peeled off the rest and lifted the mold off of it. It came off easily…just be careful not to cut yourself on the torn plastic edges! 🙂
The Yooper is game for some more mixing, so we will be making more. Looking forward to painting some, seeing what they look like with holding flowers and other decorative items. Keep connected on Pinterest for updated versions.
Let me know if you give it a try….feel free to share with me on Facebook.
You can make it,
“A happy heart is good medicine” Proverbs 17:22