Grass Imprinted Concrete Garden Art


Easy Grass Imprinted Concrete Coasters are functional art. These are so easy to make; give them as a gift or use them at home for an eye catching accessory. You could also use these as garden art if you like.




This is such an easy project. When I got my first bag of concrete I wanted to start small. I wanted to use items I found around the house instead of purchasing supplies.

The first place I looked was our recycling bin, and BOOM! There was a lid, that was just the right size for making a coaster. Inspiration hit, and I was ready to create.




Supplies:

1/2 cup of portland cement
1/4 cup of water
A plastic lid, like from a chip canister
Some grass
Cooking Spray

Instructions:




Spray a plastic lid with non stick cooking spray.
Mix cement.


Pour cement into the lid, this mixture makes enough for 2, or 3 depending upon the size of the lid you use.


Add a few blades of grass.
Tap out air bubbles by tapping the sides.
Allow to dry in the sun for an afternoon.


Pop the cement out when dry. This should be pretty easy to do.


You can peel the grass out easily, or use an old toothbrush if needed to get any remaining grass out.
Paint the grass imprints.
These are great for outdoor use, if you have a really lovely table, you might wish to add 3 of 4 foam or felt pads to the bottom to protect the table, but these have not damaged my glass topped table.

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