Make Great Looking Hypertufa Stepping Stones

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:

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http://www.thriftyfun.com/Making-Hypertufa-Stepping-Stones.html

DIY Hypertufa Head Planters

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:

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http://soilsister99.blogspot.in/2012/04/head-gardeners.html

DIY Hypertufa Pot – 3

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:

diy-hypertufa-pot-tutorial

http://www.itsnotworkitsgardening.com/2011/02/project-comes-off-list-sort-of.html

DIY Hypertufa Planter – 4

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)…

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to here (finished planter), in 5 easy steps 🙂

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http://www.gardeners.com/how-to/hypertufa/7925.html

DIY Hypertufa Hand Planters

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:

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http://diyfunideas.com/diy-concrete-hand-planters-bowls/

DIY Hypertufa PDF eBook

Claudia Brownlie – a fellow garden art enthusiast who is way too deep in to DIY hypertufa publishes a PDF eBook that she calls ‘Hypertufa How-To Manual’.

With over 100 pages of step-by-step DIY information accompanied by scores of pictures, this eBook can show you how to make a variety of garden art objects using hypertufa, whether you are a beginner to the art of hypertufa or one with some experience.

Starting from basics like hypertufa recipe and safety information, this eBook goes to show you how to make a number of different garden art objects using hypertufa, such as pots, planters, troughs, balls, stones, leaves, sculptures etc. and promises to make you a ‘creative mud-pie maker extraordinaire’ by the time you get done with it. 🙂

While this eBook is not free to download (~$25), if you are in to DIY garden art and/or hypertufa, you certainly want to give it a try. (Claudia does offer a full refund if you don’t like her eBook for any reason or find it useful).

hypertufa-how-to-manual-pdf

http://www.hypertufabooks.com/