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We mixed up the concrete in a 5 gallon bucket starting with a small amount of cement mix and water and adding more of each until we had used up the whole bag and most of the 1.5 gallon jug of water.
|Jack o' Lantern Planter|
We put rocks in the cup to try to weigh it down inside the pumpkin, but we ended up using a brick to keep it pushed down anyway. Two days later et voila!
I was happy with the results, but it's obvious we are not concrete experts (yet!). There were quite a few air bubbles in the molds when the concrete set.
After I admired the work, air bubbles and all, I put the casts into a water bath for a couple of days. The jury is still out on this step, but from what I read, the water bath helps the concrete set harder. I've no idea so we shall see.
I didn't seal them when I took them out of the bath. Maybe next time.
|Surrounded by pumpkins and cute little kids|