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by Vicki Williams
(North Gower, ON.)



Hypertufa mixture in surgical gloves.
Poke holes in ends of fingers to let out air and drape palm down on top of a spray paint can …makes good pocket for soil and gives a natural ( i think) half closed hand look.

Comments for I tryed the recipe suggested for Hypertufa hands….did it!!!

May 29, 2013

by: June

Those turned out fabulous! I’ll be trying these too, now that the weather’s warmed up.

Jun 17, 2013

Help with removing the glove!!
by: Sue

How do you remove the glove once it hardens? I tried it and I broke several fingers trying to remove the glove. The idea is great!! Thanks!

Hi Sue, it’s very tricky – you have to fully cure the hands, and if you’ve used the cheap latex gloves, these will eventually just shatter and fall off on their own. See more about this project on my other site here: Hypertufa Hands on Blue Fox Farm. Have fun!

Jul 04, 2013

by: Sophie

Need some instructions for novice gardeners. Would like to do this but can’t find any instruction just looks like a painted glove with hens and chickens in it.

There will be detailed instructions soon; the full succulent crafts e-course will be released here: Succulent Crafts E-Course

Sep 15, 2013

Awesome – A+ for creativity!
by: Sue

Love these – fabulous!

Jul 05, 2014

how to remove gloves easily
by: Janine

take small scissors and cut up from wrist along hand and along each finger. it will fall right off.

Jul 05, 2014

another idea
by: Janine

you might also try putting a small fold of cardboard between the fingers so they will stay a little separate.

Aug 09, 2014

by: gill

what is hypertugh

Hypertufa is a mix of concrete, peat moss and perlite. See more here; Hypertufa

Mar 01, 2015

adding details like fingernails to hands
by: June

I have seen several pictures of hand shaped
containers that had fingernail details added.
At what point is this added? Must it be in the
finger of the glove, or sculpted at some point
in the drying process?

Mar 01, 2015

Don’t do it!
by: Jacki

I would be really wary of adding any kind of sculpted detail – these are so fragile you wouldn’t believe it.

If I was trying to make fingernail detail, I would add some cut out plastic (like from a yogurt container) to the inside of the glove to test it out. Otherwise, maybe pressing carefully on the outside…thinking, and getting inspired!

Apr 20, 2017

Fingernails on hand
by: Sherry

My 10 year old granddaughter and I made a hand planters from rapid set concrete. Once the concrete began to set, we pressed artificial fingernails into the fingers on the outside of the gloves to leave the nail impression. It worked great. Not sure if it would work on hypertufa hands.

Apr 24, 2017

how to remove the glove
by: Esther

I have made quite a few hands and given them away as presents I found the easiest way to remove the glove after your hands are set.

Before you start spray the inside of the gloves with cooking spay – works every time – make sure you rub the glove to move the spay all the way down to the fingers and the gloves just come away easy – good luck!