Make a set of concrete pumpkins to decorate a patio or porch with the help of a latex mould. Purchase mould solution at a craft-supply store, and use a medium-sized pumpkin, known as a cooking pumpkin, to create the mould. This mould could also be used to create a pumpkin candle by filling the mould with wax instead of concrete. These long-lasting concrete pumpkins make an interesting gift for a garden lover.
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Things you need
- Cooking pumpkin
- Plastic pail
- Latex mould solution
- 2.27kg. bag of concrete mix
- Sharp knife
- Metal rasp
Place the pumpkin in the plastic pail.
Mix the latex mould solution, following the manufacturer's directions, and pour the solution over the pumpkin, covering it completely. Let the mould solution set until firm, about 30 minutes.
Pull the mould from the bucket. Separate the mould into two even halves by cutting through it with the knife.
Mix the concrete with water in the wheelbarrow until the concrete is the consistency of oatmeal. Fill the mould recesses with the concrete.
Put the mould halves together. Tie the moulds together with a length of string and reinsert the entire mould in the plastic pail. Let the concrete set for 24 hours.
Remove the mould from the pail. Pull the halves apart and remove the concrete pumpkin. File seam lines with a metal rasp.
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