We decorate our country house and garden with hand-made decorative figures.


Over a period of several years, people began to consider their plots not as a planting crop, but as a space for fulfilling their fantasies. The desire to create on the garden area barbecues, sandboxes, flower beds, fountains and other decorative buildings is amazing. And let the garden in general bloom the size of a city with its own structures and life principles.

If you are thinking of putting garden and garden sculptures, it does not mean that you have to install statues of ancient gods under 2 meters in height, forged lanterns made of iron or huge marble fountains, just like near palaces and castles.

It may well be the usual cute little dwarfs, birds or frogs. Of course, they can be purchased in special stores where they sell such decorations. Why spend your time on it, and money, when you can save all this and just create with your own hands the figure that you need. From the most various materials you can make any things, ornaments for your garden site.

For your garden plot you can make decorative figures from any twigs preferably willow, it can also be plaster, plastic bottles, foam plastic, metal, and even assembly foam. Observe certain proportions - this is an essential principle for creating decorative figures. Think how out of place would be huge statues in a small garden area.

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One of the most common figurines for garden plots is a gnome. Dwarf keeper of shrubs and trees, so it was in ancient times placed near them. People thought that it brings fertility and improves the appearance of plantings in the garden. And the dwarfs make the garden plot more attractive and interesting, bringing a little bit of life and such a small peculiar little world to it. Suitable for any garden plot.

To make a dwarf you will need a wooden barrel and wood processing knowledge. From this barrel, we will push out the gnome we need, then we will paint it with paints.

A plaster gnome will be a difficult option. Make a frame to get a plaster gnome. For the frame will need:( thick wire or metal rods).Draw a drawing on paper in order to get the frame. Proceed to the molding of plaster, only when you make a frame. Having sculpted a gnome out of plaster, he should be given time to freeze, about 2-3 days. Then you can paint with garden paints.

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It looks unusual if you make decorative figures from foam plastic. It is easy to use this material, it is moisture resistant and you can work with it with any tools. Practice and make a garden duck to start. Think and decide what size your future attachment will have, then apply the outlines on a piece of foam. It will be necessary to make the torso head, legs, beak of foam. It must be remembered that the foam can crumble when cutting. Therefore, you need to carefully cut out the parts of the body of the duck. Put all the pieces together and glue them, let the glue dry. In order to properly, all the parts of the duck are glued, they need to be well-glued on all sides. Once everything is dry, carefully cut off unwanted residues. For the neck, use a round metal tube or a wooden block. This will strengthen the head and torso under weather conditions, and since the foam will be lightweight it will make the duck heavier.

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So that the neck does not differ from the head and torso paste it with foam. If the neck is made of timber, secure it with cuts to make it stronger. Align the neck if there is excess foam on it only when it dries on it. We glue the head of the foam duck to the neck, hammer it in the gap between the head and the neck with foam plastic and glue it. Attach the legs, beak and wings to the duck. We will not paint it so it is necessary to smear it with a putty, and then wipe off the excess when it dries. Now the figure is ready for painting, it needs to be painted with facade paint.


If you decide to create decorative figures, then you can make an owl, a hedgehog and chanterelles for the garden, they are ideal for your garden plot. The location of the figures should be so that they seem to be real. Under the Christmas tree you can put squirrels, near the pond of ducks, frogs, in the garden of dwarves and hedgehogs, etc.

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