Guilty as charged of being away for way too long; the work – life balance simply did not leave me with any time – or energy – to update the DIY hypertufa blog.
Anyway, here I am again, this time with one more nice, useful and comprehensive how-to article that explains how to make your own hypertufa stone trough, courtesy James Middleton of TheAllotmentGarden.co.uk.
Accompanied by a few pictures, this article provides a bulleted list of recipe ingredients and other required items as well as step-by-step instructions that you can follow to build a hypertufa trough. Click the pic or the link below to check out the tutorial:
DIY Hypertufa Stone Trough
Hello all, back after a break and here is a great DIY garden art (non-hypertufa) link.
Marta Puig de la Bellacasa (aka The Landwoman) – a Landscape Designer/Gardener and a fellow blogger has published a great article called ‘5 Tips to Design Your Own Garden’.
All I’d like to say here is that if you’re a DIY gardening enthusiast, you should read her article. I simply loved it and in all probability, so would you.
Having posted many links to DIY tutorials for making various hypertufa garden art objects like pots, planters, troughs etc., I’m happy to share a tutorial for making a new kind of hypertufa object – stepping stones.
Better still, this – rather rare kind of – DIY article posted by Jess from Hillsboro, OR, at ThriftyFun.com, also happens to be one of the most multi-media-information-rich links I’ve found / posted so far.
Called ‘Making Hypertufa Stepping Stones‘, this tutorial has it all – flowing text, many pictures, a video, step-by-step instruction including recipe and mixing method and so on. Just click the link below and let Jess guide you to making some great looking steeping stones for your garden with hypertufa and clamshells:
Dorothy, a blogger and a self-confessed obsessive composter from California has hacked a brilliant method to make stunning head planters with hypertufa. And she did not stop just at making this for herself but went on to share her great method, by way of a detailed blog post, with recipe and all, accompanied by plenty of pictures.
Speaking for myself, I find Dorothy’s DIY hypertufa head planter idea and tutorial not only brilliant and useful but also a rare one. You can check it out at the link below:
Okay. Already. Guilty as charged, even before you accuse me. 🙂
Despite my commitment to post only DIY hypertufa and garden art related information here, I’ve just found this free offer that is so good that I just can’t resist sharing it with you all.
Joe Marshall and the other good folks over at Survival Life are giving away credit card knives (a $15 value) for free. If you wish to grab yours, just click the following link :
While working on a new (non-hypertufa) post, I accidentally hit the Stats link (that I don’t normally check much) and I found a few (pleasant) surprises there, that I’d like to share with you:
As I type this, my little DIY Hypertufa blog, that I started less than a month ago, has acquired 27 followers!!! I don’t know about you but for me, that is definitely a cause for celebration!
As I mentioned in my introductory post (here), I created this blog as a labor of my love for garden art in general and hypertufa in particular and never expected that people would actually find it useful enough to follow it and post comments etc. Another piece of statistical information that I still find hard to believe is that my blog has received 644 page views so far!!! Amazing.
It’d be an understatement to say that I’m greatly encouraged by all this – and thank you, you and you… those who are visiting, following, sharing and posting comments. I’ll keep posting more and more DIY hypertufa and general garden art related links here as long as you all keep finding it useful; that’s my promise.
That’s all from me on this post… over to you now. Please share your views by commenting below, if you have a minute to spare. Thanks.
Here is one more DIY garden art link under the non-hypertufa category. Posted at a blog called StudentBudgetLiving.com, this DIY article describes how to make beautiful looking painted terracotta pots in nice detail, with plenty of pictures:
One more DIY tutorial for making a hypertufa pot, by Alan Lorence. Nice and easy, with flowing text instruction and plenty of pictures to help you along the way as you make the ‘tufa pot.
One thing I like particularly about this how-to article is the detailed discussion of the recipe and mixing method that it includes. Check it out at the link below:
Here is one more nice and useful tutorial to help you make a DIY hypertufa planter. Published by Susan Romanoff at the Gardener’s Supply Company, this article will take you through the steps of making a hypertufa planter with ease.
From here (mixing the hypertufa recipe)…
to here (finished planter), in 5 easy steps 🙂
As I mentioned in my previous post (here), DIY hypertufa hand tutorials are not very easy to come by online.
I’ve just found one more such article, from Jenise, over at DIYFunIdeas.com. If you’ve been following my blog or reading some of my posts, you probably know already that I periodically post links to good tutorials for making various hypertufa garden art objects here. As I type this, I’ve posted well over a dozen (close to two dozens) of such links thus far.
If you are in to DIY hypertufa to any extent, you probably know already that hands are one of the most difficult hypertufa garden art objects to make but Jenise makes it as easy as it could possibly be done. In fact, something I can confidently tell you now is that in my opinion, Jenise’s how-to tutorial is The Best out of all that I have posted so far. (I would not be really surprised if she would make a great teacher. :-))
While this tutorial is written with flowing text (and not in a numbered or bulleted, step-by-step manner), it provides all the necessary DIY and how-to information including the recipe etc. in an easy to follow style, with plenty of (beautiful) pictures all along the way.
To sum up, if you’re interested in making great looking hands and/or hand-shaped planters with hypertufa, I (strongly) suggest you check out the article – DIY Concrete Hand Planters and Bowls – at the link below. The least I can assure you is that you’ll not be disappointed: