(Faux) Cement Garden Sculptures

Popping in with a quick little DIY that you can make in an hour (including drying time) that will add some whimsy and interest to your garden – check out these adorable (faux) cement garden sculptures!

I was at the dollar store the other day – picking up a ridiculous amount of chocolate – when I came across these cute, little demon bunnies.

dollar store rabbit statues

At only about 6″ tall with pink lipstick smudged from cheek to chin and gleaming red eyes, I knew I had to have them in my garden.

Kidding – I found the look of them hideous, but the shape and detailing of the fur etc was pretty so I thought I’d grab a few and see what I could do to make them a little less ‘possessed’.

dollar store rabbit statues

I have a giant bunny statue in my garden right now – a gift from my parents years and years ago – and I absolutely love how he adds a bit of whimsy to my garden.

cement garden sculpture, cement rabbit, cement bunny, garden sculpture

If you remember my cement pears blog article about a month ago, you’ll know that Rust-Oleum carries a specialty spray paint called “Cement“.

Rust-Oleum cement spray paint

It’s all I can do not to “cement spray” everything in my garden – this stuff is so simple and GORGEOUS.

I decided that demon bunnies would look pretty cute as (faux) cement garden sculptures, peeking out from under the leaves of my hosta garden.

Because my (faux) cement rabbits will be spending the summer outside in the blistering heat, some direct sunlight and inevitable thunderstorms, I felt it was important to prime them prior to applying the cement spray paint.  I applied two coats of Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3 to each rabbit and then followed up with two coats of Rust-Oleum’s specialty spray paint – “Cement”.

cement garden sculpture, cement rabbit, cement bunny, garden sculpture

Much better?

I think so.

No more glowing red eyes staring at you – blech!  Who buys pets with red eyes?

cement garden sculpture, cement rabbit, cement bunny, garden sculpture

The cement spray paint saturated every single crack and crevice and between every single hair and these little (faux) cement garden sculptures really do look like cement rabbits!

cement garden sculpture, cement rabbit, cement bunny, garden sculpture

cement garden sculpture, cement rabbit, cement bunny, garden sculpture

They are small enough to not be gaudy or demand too much attention.

They cost $4 each, so are really inexpensive.

They can be tucked under leaves, in a large planter pot or even as part of a decorative centrepiece on your patio table.

cement garden sculpture, cement rabbit, cement bunny, garden sculpture

cement garden sculpture, cement rabbit, cement bunny, garden sculpture

If cement rabbits aren’t your thing, dollar stores often carry really ugly owls, snails, frogs, pugs and mushrooms for a couple of dollars each and you can easily turn these into (faux) cement garden sculptures and go with a different theme.

cement garden sculpture, cement rabbit, cement bunny, garden sculpture

cement garden sculpture, cement rabbit, cement bunny, garden sculpture

Alternatively, if you really want to ramp up the “whimsy”, and shoot for a totally creepy look, these figurines were also available:

dollar store solar lights

Which I may go back for to paint black and hide in the bushes for Hallowe’en. lol

(faux) Cement Garden Sculptures

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Have a great one!

2019-06-10T16:14:41-04:00June 10th, 2019|CRAFTS, DECOR, DIY|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Cali June 10, 2019 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    I love your creative ideas.
    Your blog is my favorite!

  2. Erika June 15, 2019 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    The rabbits came out cute. I have to try this.

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