What is cheapest place to find mosaicable lawn ornaments?

phish_gwJanuary 13, 2013

I'd like to mosaic a lawn ornament but find them to be quite pricey. Has anyone found a cheap place to buy them?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Don't know what kind of "ornaments" you want to mosaic, but you KNOW what I do. You can also use polystyrene. Check out Sherri Warner Hunter's book on building with it.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 8:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

are you looking for concrete items?

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 12:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'd think you'd just need to search thrift stores and garage sales. I'd be careful with places like Wal-Mart, Lowes etc. Lots of these ornaments are made out of plastics and resins. Not sure how well they would hold up to the weather. You want to make sure your base is made out of concrete and is not coated with anything that's going to wear off, like paint.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2013 at 1:11AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Garden centers, nurseries usually have concrete statues. Do a Google search for concrete statuary in your area. Never have found a cheap hobby.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2013 at 9:43AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

WATCH OUT!!! My life changed from thinking I needed to find garden statues to mosaic!!!! LOL! I ended up taking a course that changed my LIFE! HA!Look at Rianna!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: How to make garden statues!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 1:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

sometimes you can find a concrete casting company and they'll sell wholesale to you if you buy enough all at once... But I'm more likely to follow Calam and Slow's examples and make my own stuff

    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 11:43AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
mosaicing within old picture frame
Someone somewhere posted details on how to do this...
Hi, I have been looking at this forum for a while now...
Help! Newbie Ballchain
Hi everyone new here! I want to incorporate ball chain...
My last commission of 2014
A dear friend's sister commissioned me to make this...
Outdoor Tabletop
Okay, I know Silvamae talked about this but I can't...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™