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Thursday, April 11, 2013

My RUSTIC TROUGH



Mixed the cement and plopped it into the hole
 I dug in the garden (:)
added some dirt to thicken it alittle more ..
so I could get it to stay up the sides~



Covered it with a plastic bag for slower drying -
leave  bag on the first day only

Finally dry- it takes about 3-4 days
dug it out -cleaned it up 



the finished Trough  above..
it must weigh about 40-50 lbs..
I used an 80 lb. bag of cement and made two troughs..
 $5.00 a bag..$2.50 each~
so they are really cheap to make ~!!!
I dragged it onto the lawn
 then tugged it onto my shovel blade
 and
dragged it over to my deck area..
will need a MAN to lift it up for me ..
LOL

below are some I made afew years ago..



Love my hens & Chicks..
I posted this in 2010.
 this smaller one above was fun too (:)

I  found this 2010 post  on a Pinterest post this morn
and decided to re post it.. 
a fun project..
messy but I had  fairly good 
RUSTIC (:)
results
 with it.. 
all together I've
 about 5 of them
and cement is cheap (:)
below is a link to another persons class on trough making hers are less rustic (:)LOL


Have a great DAY ~!

8 comments:

  1. Patty your so creative !
    I love what you have done!!
    One year I found the biggest cabbage you ever saw the leaves were almost 2 feet across.So I mixed cement and poured some in one leaf sitting in a bowl to hold it then I pressed another leaf on top of the cement, weighed it down with flat rocks and voila..... instant bird bath , looked pretty good !
    Yes the poor little guy is missing his bits.. hehehe... wonder if Freda will be dissapointed ?
    Diane

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  2. Okay, that is just the BOMB!
    WAY TA GO PATTYCAKE!
    I want one.
    i really really want one.
    <*)))><
    Besides,... who doesn't love to play in dirt and cement? !!!!!

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  3. Patty-I love your troughs-they're nicer than mine. Mine are really boring next to yours. I'll post a pic soon.
    ~Debra

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  4. Me again !
    Nope I dont have a picture of it,it got chipped a tad over a winter and hubby being the perfectionist threw it out... and of course I never thought to take a picture.But it really was cute,it looked like a great big cement leaf.
    Diane

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  5. You are awesome! A big girls way of playing in the dirt! I have to try this.

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  6. I am so glad I'm finally 'back' on line and came to your post today. I love this idea and will hopefully get a chance to use it soon as we are redoing our back yard this summer. What a perfect yard planter. LOVE it! And thanks for the idea.

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  7. Fabulous idea, Patty! . . . and may I add, it was ingenious to use the shovel blade to move your planter. I remember once having to use my boy's skateboard to move something heavy in the yard. The shovel would work even better. You definitely know how to work smarter, not harder.

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  8. Wow, just saw this on Pinterest. So neat and easy too. I want to make one, but have to find a spot in my yard to dig a hole. :-}

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