Materials + Supplies:
• Inflatable Exercise Ball
• Weather Stripping Form Walls
Size: 26" x 26" x 8" high
This is a relatively easy project to make a medium sized planter with a unique shape.
STEP 1: The Form
Strips of rubber (or weatherstripping) are glued to the exercise ball with spray adhesive and then taped in place to make sure they don't move during the hand-packing process.
STEP 2: Mix and Pack
Mix ShapeCrete to a Clay-Like Consistency and begin packing the planter. Pack on top of the ball first, then work your way to the edges. Maintain a thickness of 5/8" - 3/4".
STEP 3: Details
After the shell of the planter has been packed, build up three feet, This will give the planter a solid base to stand on. A drainage hole can be carved in the center of the planter if needed.
A pattern can be carved into the mix after it has set for about 10 minutes. There is a range of clay tools available to carve and sculpt the material.
STEP 4: Remove the Planter
After the piece has cured for 24 hours, deflate the exercise ball and remove the planter and form walls.
STEP 5: Plant and Enjoy
Fill the planter with soil and plant it!
The exercise ball can be cleaned and reused again and again.
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