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Whew, it’s almost over… another whole year of making and all that came with it. I’m ecstatic that there’s been millions; yes millions of page views in the last year! I am so grateful to you all! Come & see what the Faves of 2019 were.

First Place:

It’s no surprise that the concrete projects are the fave, especially the Tips & Tricks of Concrete Crafting. I try to help many conquer their problems and will hopefully add some more tips in 2020.

Second Place:

This fellow has stood the test of time on the ‘Net and in my backyard! The Concrete Lighted Step-Spook has been so desirable that other countries steal the idea.

Make your own Mold for Concrete

Third Place:

Little did I realize that so many are looking to make their own concrete molds! No wonder Make a Mold for concrete is so popular. I see molding opportunities everywhere…

Forth Place:

It seems no one can resist the sparkle of geodes; especially these DIY Giant Concrete Geodes. I’ll happily accept if that I started a trend… I’m sure I’ll dream up some new version in 2020.

Fifth Place:

It took a lot of effort and process but learning how to Eco Print is one of my happiest accomplishments! Stunning Silk Eco Printing was so exciting and I itch each day to print some more.

concrete face sculpture

Sixth Place:

I’d say this idea came on a whim but I never tire of seeing how the DIY Concrete Face Garden Sculptures fit perfectly in the garden at any time of year.

Lacy Leaves Concrete Circle

Seventh Place:

One project leads to another; ideas grow from each other. The Lacy Leaves Concrete Circle has some much character and charm, the numbers prove it!

Eighth Place:

It is a question that I often get; what concrete to use? Hopefully this Compare Concrete Mixes for Crafting has answered many questions for all the awesome making.

Concrete Orbs DIY

Ninth Place:

My journey into unique concrete projects started with these Concrete Garden Orbs. Who knew that so many artists and makers love to work with concrete?!

Tenth Place:

Again, I take some of the mystery out of working wth concrete. Making Fabric tests for Concrete Draping has helped me and thousands of others. It’s a medium with so much design opportunities; I can’t wait until it gets warm enough…

Looking Forward:

If I should take a cue from these numbers; I had better get thinking about more Concrete Projects. I’ve always got some ideas up my sleeve… But don’t feel like you can’t try some new directions. Design, especially unique & interesting design comes from NOT limiting yourself! Let your mind wander… try something new in the New year! I bet you will be happy when you say “I made that”!

Here’s to my purpose in life; enriching the world with new ‘makers’ one by one…

barbmaker

I'm an artist & I make things... all kinds of things.

This Post Has 9 Comments
  1. Yep, many of these posts were my favorite ones too! I would love to see you make more cement/concrete projects. You have a wonderfully creative mind!

    Suggestions… lightweight cement wall art or vertical garden, water fountain, and maybe a draped garden table.

  2. Just wanted to wish you a happy, healthy and safe New Year!
    I love seeing what beautiful and clever projects you come up with!
    Thank you so much,
    Maria

  3. I just wanted to shout out to you…”THANK YOU BARB” for sharing all of your fun and exciting projects. I always look forward to any posts that you have sent. It’s the first I click on because I can’t wait to see what it is! I also wanted to say many thanks for helping me understand eco printing better even after taking a class. I have enjoyed it as you mentioned and look forward to the next time of printing. It is an art that I have become addicted to. I think I am going to give some of your concrete projects a whirl this late coming spring. Many are beautiful and would be great in the flower garden and as gifts too. No matter what you do, you always do such a fantastic job of it. Glad I found your website and grateful for your generous sharing of thoughts and techniques. Hope this new year is another fun one and a blessed one for all!

  4. I have enjoyed your concrete projects so much. You inspired me to do the trees with yarn. I have to say this Christmas season this was my favorite decorations. With them outside and battery operated candles underneath have made a wonderful addition to my decorations. I made a step spook and it turned out amazing. Your instructions are spot on and so well done. Thank you I can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for your creativeness.

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