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Cement Leaves

Take an old cloth soak in cement water...leave in sun to dry over bucket. Makes awesome planter.

Real leaves form the molds for these cement leaves. A how-to video is posted on Martha Stewart. Can't you imagine bunches of them made with the concrete tinted in pastel shades? I think I would do big leaves like hostas mixed with interesting smaller ones like oak or gingkos.

Try making your hypertufa in a basket mold. After the mixture sets, cut off the basket and peel it off the hypertufa. The basket weave leaves great indentations in the cement.

Such a lovely/cute idea! I Love the intimate feel this creates- not too cramped but just the right amount of closeness with the placement of the table/chairs/greenery! This is something similar to what I've been thinking of doing in my backyard (mostly because grass fills the backyard only leaving a small cement/tile area suitable for a table like this one)

rhubarb cement leaves- wouldn't this look awesome in the winter...maybe make out of metal so it doesn't break don't with freeze and thaw but a great idea starter.

I have been thinking about making a fountain, and may try this with cement/plaster molds of water lily leaves.

The Magnolia Tree with its white lemony scent flowers and glossy green leaves is one of my favorites. Magnolias drop their leaves year long, tree roots spread and become a problem when the tree is planted in small areas specially near cement walks or cement boarders. Our 40 year old tree needs to have its roots cut back every 6-10 years, though I love it and the wonderful shade it provides.

Take an old cloth soak in cement water, drape over a stand and leave in the sun to dry. Paint and you have beautiful plant holders

Old containers filled with cement (One part cement four parts sand). Put a smaller container inside the wet cement to leave a space for the plant afterward and after drilling some drainage- Presto! A unique pot!

milk cartons as moulds for pebble decorated cement "bricks". I like this idea to build a wall around my well, but leaving planting gaps as I construct.

Ridgetop Ramblings: 31 Days: DIY Cement Leaves

Hypertufa mushroom! The cap was made separately, building off an old concave lamp fixture with plastic wrap over the glass for easy release. layering hypertufa-mesh fencing-hypertufa again, then dip and soaking gunny sack strips in a thick solution of Portland cement and fine sand and placing on the cap leaving loose ends at the edges to give it more texture and visual interest.

Easy Concrete Bag Retaining Wall. Stack up bags of concrete to form a wall. Hose them down with water. They harden and later the bags decompose leaving a super hard wall behind. No molds, no mixing, no pouring, no rentals, no mess! Don't like the look? You can cover it with a veneer later.

Stone Planters - from Martha Stewart - collect some flat rocks the next time you wander up the creek with the kids and create some really unique planters for your porch or garden.... Nice! Directions here....

Firepit: first laid cinder blocks (laid bottom row sideways to allow for air holes). Then mixed stucco and cement coloring to get tan color. Using stucco took rocks up the outside and around the top edge of cinder blocks, leaving gaps in the rocks where possible around holes in bottom row of cinder blocks to allow for air flow. Then painted the inside with a high temp spray paint made for grills. Allow plenty of time for stucco to cure before using it.

Decorative flower pots from the covers? ? Best to be a thin blanket, cement and water mix to be thicker than for pancakes, prepared mold (facing) covered with a thin nylon, piece covers is a good soak in the mixture, and to prepare for the bruise tape, placed over the mold, and gradually form a shape so that and folds, tie bows and leave to dry for at least 24 hours if prko 30 C drying shorter duration, before removing the molds to make cement milk, less often than for pancakes, pour over pots t

Take an old cloth soak in cement water, drape over a stand and leave in the sun to dry. Paint and you have beautiful plant holders

Took some ideas from other pins to create this Tic Tac Toe. I used Rhubarb leaves in base of mold with a bamboo frame for separating the board squares then covered in cling film and poured cement (two parts cement powder, one part building sand, mixed with a little water), shook gently now and again to release air bubbles and then painted it when dry. The little leaf is a holder for the painted bug pebble counters.

Make cement stepping stones out of large leaves. | 41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer

Make cement stepping stones out of large leaves. | 41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer

how to make a garden path from zucchini or other large leaves and cement.

Use of contactpaper: Cut out the contact paper circle. Remove backing and place inside pan sticky side up. Add your mosaic pieces to the contact paper with the desired design facing down. Press each piece down so it is firmly stuck to the contact paper. Leave enough space between the pieces so that the cement can fill the spaces in between – but don’t leave too much room.

concrete leaves...beautiful way to avoid those erosion gouges underneath the downspout!

One of my favorite Leaves. Poppy Cement Leaf Castings Rock!