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Forms for Hypertufa

Give your containers a shape

Constrain your hypertufa in a mold or form for the best results.  But what do you use for a form?

Forms for Hypertufa

Look around you; I'll bet there are some molds or forms right in front of you.  They can be free or cheap, plastic bowls from the thrift store or a garage sale.

I've made great garden planters from all kinds of found objects, from baskets to styrofoam.

Sometimes it's best to use a form release such as vaseline, Pam or a liner of thin poly (or not so thin; check out the page on textures).

Here are a few forms to try for your hypertufa projects;

You'll look at things with new eyes whenever you're shopping or browsing a garage sale; anything with some flex, like a plastic container that is bigger at the top opening than the bottom will work. 

Baskets woven from wicker or twigs can have one last hurrah by being used for a form.

Buckets, round or square, plastic ice cream containers, even planters make great molds. 

You don't have to fill them up completely; I've made some really nice shallow planters for succulents by only making the hypertufa pot a few inches tall in a large square bucket.

At a loss to where to find your molds? You can find lots of plastic bowls at Amazon - the options are endless.


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