i'm talking concrete garden spheres!
elle's mom, jane, emailed this blog post to elle and i the other day. it's a garden/home tour of a belgian couple. the whole thing is pretty spectacular. check out more here.
these were just some of my favorite images:
but what really caught my eye, were their concrete garden spheres/sculptures.
aren't they kinda awesome? i've seen them before but i now really like them. and wouldn't mind a few in my own backyard.
they are for sale here. but i'm not really looking to spend that much on a ball of cement.
so thanks to the internets, i found out how to make them yourself!
thanks to design*sponge. their tutorial is for smaller domes, but i bet you could try really hard and walk around home depot for a bit and come up with a solution for some larger balls. i'm also thinking if you did go along with their tutorial and used old light covers, i bet if you didn't fill the cement all the way to the top, you could eliminate the whole weird disk thing/fixture opening and make a perfect sphere.
if i ever try this myself, i will for sure let you know how it goes. it's going on the list of fun stuff i want to try/make, but just never can find the time to actually DO these things.