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Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features & More

By Malin Nilsson and Camilla Arvidsson

If you like making things for your garden, you'll love concrete. Durable, beautiful, and inexpensive, it's also surprisingly simple to work with. Best of all, it weathers elegantly, softening around the edges to become more picturesque with age.

Concrete Garden Projects offers up an inspiring array of creative projects that can be made for next to nothing. Follow the easy, step-by-step instructions to make containers of all sizes, benches and stools, ponds and birdbaths, pavers and stepping stones — and even a barbecue.

At pennies per pound, you can't beat concrete's price. And the molds for the projects (like bowls and baking pans) can often already be found in your house. For elegant, individual, garden décor, don't spend a fortune, just mix and pour.

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Media reviews

"The texture and color of concrete provides a pretty vessel for blooms and foliage."

Better Homes and Gardens

"Features easy-to-follow projects that will keep any gardener busy creating new vessels for their plants."

Twin Cities Pioneer Press

"Stylish concrete vessels and creations."

Library Journal

"Useful, fun, and sure to ignite imaginations."

—Diane M. Calabrese, American Reference Books Annual

"A convenient and inexpensive base for garden projects."

—Lisa Wallace, San Francisco Chronicle

About the authors

Malin Nilsson

Malin Nilsson is an interior designer and stylist specializing in homes and gardens.

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Camilla Arvidsson

Camilla Arvidsson is a graphic designer and photographer. She is also a regular contributor to home and garden magazines.

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