Almost all owners of summer cottages and backyards are creative people. Feeling themselves in the souls of Michelangelo and Tsereteli, they try to create a landscape design with their own hands. And many succeed! Our tips site will tell and show you what materials you can make garden figurines.
Let’s start with plaster. The material is simple and pleasant to work with, affordable, allows you to sculpt figures of any complexity, and without a base, just with your own hands. Figures just made of plaster are always small, if you want something more ambitious, you need a base of reinforcement, a strong frame. To increase strength when creating figures from plaster, PVA glue is added to it. In any case, even if your plaster figures are painted and varnished, transfer them to a dry place for the winter..
From wire. A durable and easy-to-use material, you can bend anything out of a wire. But just so the figure will look unfinished. You can plant a climbing plant next to it, and then thanks to a wire frame you will get a real topiary, the features of which the portal devoted a separate article to. Or fill the frame with stones, creating an unusual decorative gabion.
From plastic bottles. The most budget-friendly, free way to create garden figurines. In general, a lot of things can be made from plastic bottles in the country..
From wood. Wood carving is a whole art! What craftsmen do not make from stumps, snags and branches. Wooden figures should be protected from moisture with varnish for outdoor use..
Made of cement. The material is not capricious, but we recommend adding tile glue to the solution so that the figure does not crack. And dry for a long time – at least a week. The molds for pouring can be any, and after drying, the garden figure can be sanded and painted. Figures made of white and architectural concrete will look especially interesting..
Made of metal. It is not necessary to have the skills of hot forging, because there is also cold forging! Metal figures, protected from corrosion, serve for a very long time and are not afraid of temperature extremes.
Made of stone. Pebbles, for example. Or just pretty pebbles. You can lay out a garden path, make a small fountain or such a castle.
From old car tires. Of them you can make not only a flower bed and swans, but also other interesting figures that, after staining, will look very nice.
Styrofoam. The material is very light, easy to cut, you can make a variety of figures, including three-dimensional ones. At the site, the foam figure will need to be fixed with cement mortar
In general, you can decorate the garden and the plot using any materials at hand: old wheelbarrows and bicycles, cups and plates, watering cans and car parts … The main thing is not to restrain your creative impulses and show your imagination.