Monday, January 26, 2009

Recycled Cement Mushroom

When we built our home 18 years ago there were many left over drops of cement. This one I grabbed because it looked so much like a mushroom. Now that it has aged it blends into the landscape well.


tina said...

It looks great!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Wow it really does look like a mushroom, I love the moss on the top of it.


Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

love the moss

Skeeter said...

When seeing the pic, I thought you had bought this at a store! Great mushroom...

CatHerder said...

Oh thats SO COOL! I want one

Meadowview Thymes said...

It does look like a mushroom! How did you get the moss to grow on it? It is great for a garden!
Talented you!! :)

Cinj said...

Wow, that's a heck of a lot better than the cement scraps that were left in my yard. I love it! Ours were so odd looking that I was only able to use them to fill the bottom of my raised bed. I love finding creative uses for materials that we already have.

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My Little Family: said...

oops. I meant to say, that mushroon is so cool! I don't think you could buy anythig as cool as that

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I love it! You could make those and sell them!

Gail said...

Cindee, I love your mushroom! I wonder if it would be easy to make more! Gail

cindee said...

Hi Tina,

Hi Muddy Boot Dreams,
Thanks for stopping by and commenting!!!

Hi Aunt Debbie,
The moss is nice.(-: It did that all by itself(-:

Hi Skeeter,
Thanks! I always thought it was a fun piece of construction waste(-:

Hi CatHerder,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!!!!

Hi Meadowview Thymes,
That moss grew all by itself on the mushroom! Cool huh!!

Hi Cinj,
Yeah most of the stuff left over was junk that was not useable really. But a few things were like the mushroom(-:

Hi My Little Family,
Thanks! I haven't seen anything like it before thats for (-:

Hi Brenda,
I wouldn't know how to make one. It looks like the cement was poured into a hole in the ground then the top part was what oozed out on top. But it wasn't in the ground when I saw it. But that might work to make one.

Hi Gail,
I have no idea. I don't think it would be that hard to do if you had the cement and the ground to pour it in/on. That thing is heavy though. You would have to be pretty strong to lift it up after it was done. I guess you could do a smaller size one though and it wouldn't be to heavy. I bet that one there weighs 50 pounds.(-: I have seen the little mushrooms that people poke into planters those would be cute too. Lots of ideas. Let me know if you make some(-:

Dottie said...

What a great looking mushroom. That's the ultimate recycling...LOL. I really love your totems as well.

I really enjoy your blog and will be adding you as a favorite link to my website. Would you be willing to do the same? Thanks

cindee said...

Hi Dottie,
Thanks. I would love to add you to my blog list(-:

Susan S. said...

I LOVE the mushroom! People pay LOTS of money for you think you could start your own "Mushroom Farm" with cement drops?!?!?

texasdaisey said...

I love that mushroom. It is a great find for your garden. Hope you don't mind me stopping by. I just found you & btw, your blog is stunning. Love all the photos & info.

lola said...

What a great looking mushroom. I love it. It looks much better than the one I saw in the bbs. Wonder if you put cement in a hole in the ground then set a pipe of some kind in the middle as the stem. Hmmmm!!!!

Cyndee Greene said...

Hi Cindee~
I love this...
And I love your blog!
I'm glad I found you!