Thursday, July 18, 2013

Newest Design in Papercrete.......

First we build them!

Then we fill them up!

Found a clam shell bowl that we thought suitable for a mold and was pleased with the results.


Monday, July 8, 2013

New Items in Papercrete.........


We have add several new shapes and colors to our inventory. Molds that were gathered in the past are now being put to use. Unusual shapes and colors are always in demand and it is our aim to serve our customers. This ten sided container is the result of using a wooden tub built like an old wooden barrel. The mold has to be soaked in water every few days to keep it from "fallin' to staves" when the wood dries out and shrinks allowing the metal bands that hold it together to become loose.




An enlarged version of our regular rectangle trough is becoming very popular with our customers. They have been purchased almost as fast as they dry and get displayed at the farmer's market. We make these troughs in natural grey, buff, and terra cotta in color. The mold was made from old pallet wood and a piece of wooden siding. Looks like I will need to make an additional mold or two of the same size to keep ahead of customer demand.




Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mini Gardens and Succulents.................



Mini gardens, succulents, and papercrete containers are a natural match but it is a combination I seldom use. That may change as I did enjoy putting this combination together today.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summertime Mini Gardens............





The gardens we make in the Summertime allow us to install plant material and let it get established and mature a little before we add other elements and accessories to the garden. Trees, shrubs, and ground covers recognize that they suddenly have added soil to grow in and respond by rapidly expanding to fit the area. The same happens in almost any sized garden. Allowing the plant material to establish a little makes the placement of other elements a lot easier. Try growing your plants for a month before adding extra material and see of your finished gardens don't look a lot better. You will find you will need a lot less accessories to make your gardens seem full also. Sometimes "Less is More" in the making of miniature gardens.............