DIY Cement Garden “Hands”

At first, I was a scared little girl when it came to working with cement. It seemed so permanent and could be a colossal waste of time if I screwed it up. Which I do often. Then, I had an epiphany. Cement is no different than cookie dough-other than the whole edibility issue.

 

Planters and Cement Hand
So, I opened up the creative floodgates and made a cement hand (or two). This little hand will be perfect holding birdseed, or just adding a little pinache to my flower beds. And it cost almost nothing to make.

 

Ingredients-Cement Hand
Here’s all that you’ll need to make your very own cement hand:
Bucket and access to water
Rubber gloves
Sand/Topping mix
Hand shovel or garden trowel
Cooking oil and paintbrush

 

Water and Bucket-Cement Hand
Pour a cup or two of the Sand/Topping Mix into a bucket. Add a little water and begin to mix-just like cookie dough!

 

Mixing Thick Cement Hand
The cement needs to be the consistency of thick dough. Do a test by pushing a little to the side of the bucket-if it stays in place pretty well, it’s thick enough. If it slumps right back down, you’ll need to add a little more of the Sand/Topping Mix.

 

Oil and Rubber Glove-Cement Hand
Turn a rubber glove inside out and pour a tablespoon into it. Clamp the end of the glove and give it a good shake, until the whole glove is coated inside with oil.

 

Rubber Glove-Cement Hand
Fill the inside out rubber glove with cement, squeezing it to the tips of each finger.

 

Drying Rubber Glove-Cement Hand
Prop up the fingers into the desired shape and let dry overnight.

 

Removal Rubber Glove-Cement Hand
Once the cement hand is completely dry, remove the rubber glove carefully by cutting and removing sections a little at a time.

 

Planters and 2 Cement Hand Side
That’s it-you’re done! Easy as making cookies, wasn’t it?

 
Close Up Cement Hand
You now have a one of a kind art piece with which to decorate your garden, your fireplace mantle or even use it to hold your business cards at work.

Take that, normalcy!

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3 Responses to "DIY Cement Garden “Hands”"

  1. Mindy says:

    Oh I love it!!!

    Reply
  2. Mom says:

    Crazy Woman!

    Reply

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