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« on: April 08, 2014 03:43:02 PM »

Hi! I just wanted to share a few of my latest projects. Using a hot glue gun, I traced images inside plastic containers, and then pressed concrete into it.

This one has the chinese character for "long life."


For this one, I used a permanent marker to draw the images on the exterior of the plastic container, then I traced the images inside with the hot glue gun. Once the concrete was set, I used patio paint to highlight the imprints, then whitewashed the entire planter.


Sometimes it's hard to get the glue gun into the container, so I drew an image of a bunny with my glue gun onto a transparency, slipped the transparency into a milk container, and pressed concrete into it.


Now I have to find the right plants to go with each of my concrete containers. Any suggestions?

Here's another twist on the project. I imprinted my nephew's name (in Chinese) on a slab of concrete. Once the concrete set, I immersed it in water and then used a submersible light to light it all up.


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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014 04:15:46 PM »

They came out wonderful!
What a great cheap way to make decorations for the garden. I'm thinking that I could alter this idea and make cute memorial stones for my pets...if you don't mind me stealing the idea that is!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014 04:25:36 PM »

They came out wonderful!
What a great cheap way to make decorations for the garden. I'm thinking that I could alter this idea and make cute memorial stones for my pets...if you don't mind me stealing the idea that is!  Grin

Go for it! We're all here to inspire each other.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014 04:55:26 AM »

This is so unbelievably cool!!! Like..."why didn't I think of that?" Such a fantastic idea and they came out great. This (excuse the pun) Rocks!!! This is so bookmarked....I've got to try this...that is if my concrete is still good. Don't know how to get a good pattern with hot glue...I have a tendency to get the glue on me rather than where it's supposed to be. Thank you so much for sharing this great project.
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014 05:01:50 PM »

This is very novel. How thick are the sides? This would be a great way to make different stones and stuff for the garden, like Purrster said. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014 08:41:13 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2014 10:06:51 AM »

Woah, the process for this is genius!  Thank you so much for sharing.  I know it's going to inspire many.

Congrats on being featured!
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2014 12:57:55 PM »

I love the one with the symbols and the bamboo, it's really effective.
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2014 01:21:29 PM »

This is uber cool! Thank you for sharing the technique. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014 10:58:46 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley

Thank you so much, rackycoo. What an honor  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2014 11:50:01 PM »

The bamboo one looks great. Fantastic idea. Really thinking out of the box. It looks like a shield, all silvery. Another great idea.
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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2014 09:01:43 AM »

This has so many garden possibilities!  Thanks for sharing...I would love to try this...

Your bunny is my favorite.
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2015 08:15:16 AM »

What a great idea!! The possibilities are endless.

Congratulations on being featured in the best of list for 2014!!
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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2015 09:27:23 AM »

Love this idea and it has so many possibilities!
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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2015 03:18:39 AM »

This is such an original idea, and it came out looking great!
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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2015 10:24:23 AM »

What a great idea!  This is the BEST use of hot glue I've ever seen!
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