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This is a cute items to add to your garden or to the indoor pots.
Is really easy and fast to make.

In Italian we call them "ometti" (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ometto). But they have different names every where you go.
 
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Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

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You need:
-Some see stones, of different measures ;
-Stones glue;
-Cutter;
-Popsicle stick (large).

Step 2: GLUE THE STONES

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Glue the stones together,  from the bigger ones to the smaller ones, allowing to dry the glue between each other.
Try to keep every center of the stones in the same hypothetical vertical line, so that they will look in balance.

Step 3: PREPARE THE BASE

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You will need to make this stick  so that the stones wont fell down.
Cut two segment of the popsicle stick (of the same size), cut a slash in each one (opposite, and of the same size) in each stick, like in the photo.
Push one segment of the popsicle stick in the other, perpendicular,  forming an "x" shape, like in the photo.

Step 4: GLUE THE STICK

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Glue the stick to the larger stone. If some glue come out doesn't really matter 'cause will be hide in the dirt anyways. 

Step 5: STICK IT IN A POT

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You are done! Just stick it in a pot!
thesagedragon3 months ago

love these. I will be making Fairy Gardens, and these would look great in them. I have built bridges out of rocks for my fish tanks like this, just with aquarium safe silicone.

Love this idea!  I made a few for my front porch flower pots!  Thanks! :)
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marcellahella (author)  doodlecraft1 year ago
Nice! they are cute stones! I'm happy you post the photo!
jkdabrown1 year ago
These look great and easy to make, thanks for posting
marcellahella (author)  jkdabrown1 year ago
you are welcome! Yes they are super easy and they always turn good
triumphman1 year ago
How long will this last. If I put it outdoors ? Will the elements destroy it ? Could you get back to us here and see if it lasts through a year's worth of hot, cold, wet, dry weather ? Thanks, just curious, that's me.
marcellahella (author)  triumphman1 year ago
I just read your message... I think it really depend on which glue you use. I think if you use tile flu for exteriors thy will probably last many many years.
They still god for now anyways...
Thanks for sharing this. What a great idea. I love being in the garden as well as I have lots of house plants. I know what my next project is!! :)
kigal1 year ago
very clever I love your ideas cant wait to try this also.....
or_ford981 year ago
i've been looking for something like this for months, that you :D
marcellahella (author)  or_ford981 year ago
Thanks!
kakmer1 year ago
Awesome! Easy enough to do with my kids, too!
mistyp1 year ago
Very cool! I think I'll make these as mother's day gifts.
ehudwill1 year ago
Simple and pleasant to look at!
marcellahella (author)  ehudwill1 year ago
Thanks! I' m proud of this one!
What a fantastic idea! Great job
marcellahella (author)  english tea1 year ago
Thanks a lot!
(and I really like your "Friends Peephole Frame"!)
bajablue1 year ago
LOVE! I think these stone totems are called inukshuk? I have all the materials and can't wait to get started on a few for my garden!
Also... just wanted to let people know that gorilla glue doesn't hold up well in hot Summer weather. I'm going to use contact cement because my totems will be outside in my garden.
marcellahella (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Thanks! I will add the name in my instructable, and thanks for the tip of the glue, I really didn't know. Post some picture!
'Inuksuk' only refers to stone in the form of human figures (albeit some can be very simply reduced to single stones).  The name means "something which acts for or performs the function of a person" in Inuit and describes a specific style of place marker in Inuit and other Native Arctic cultures.

This is a very nice garden statue, but I don't think it would be considered an inukshk. It could definitely be called a cairn though!
marcellahella (author)  featherwurm1 year ago
I just post the name in Italian
I like that! Sounds very good.
jen7361 year ago
Thanks. I think they will look great w my cactus, etc..cant wait to get started;-)
marcellahella (author)  jen7361 year ago
You are welcome, and post some photo if you can!
ChrysN1 year ago
What a great way to decorate planters, they look really nice with succulents.
Barb37 ChrysN1 year ago
They look GREAT with succulents!
marcellahella (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
Thanks!
HickLife1 year ago
Afghans build things like that everywhere except out of way bigger rocks and without glue. The only real reason I've seen them, used for except mark IEDs, is to mark a grave site, but besides that they seem pretty random and they are everywhere. That really is cool though and it looks nice, good job.
marcellahella (author)  HickLife1 year ago
Thanks! Also in Italy they build them everywhere, especially along rivers, where the stone are smooth.
Just to put it out there those don't even resemble inukshuk, used originally to Mark out directions to food, water, shelter, etc. by the Inuit, and resemble a man.
That's really cool, I love rock gardens..
marcellahella (author)  Dream Dragon1 year ago
Thanks!
sunshiine1 year ago
This is something I will do! Thanks for sharing!
marcellahella (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
You are welcome!