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Cement Leaves

old cloth and concrete wash flower pots, concrete masonry, diy, flowers, gardening, Results•1 part Portland cement (I was using a 2 qt pitcher) •1/4 part of peat ( about 1 pint) •a handful of vermiculite and mortar mix depending on how much you want it to be textured •water, about a 2 qt pitcher as above added slowly as you get it into a slurry or gravy

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.

I am SO trying this! I just have to wait until my Empress Wu hosta came out of the snow and gives me his giant leaves!

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

Cement Hosta plant... concrete leaves with a metal rod trhough the center and extende down for insertion into the ground. I might try this myself.

•Hypertufa DOES NOT allow the fine details of a leaf to be as evident as when using a concrete mixture. •Hypertufa leaves tend to be more prone to breaking from the get-go. Add "Quikwall"® (by Quikrete) to your recipe as opposed to plain Portland cement. NOTE: "Quikwall"® may be difficult to find in your area; or Apply a 1/2 inch layer of concrete mix on the leaf first and DO NOT smooth it out… leave it rough textured. Wait one day.

Cement Birdbath Tutorial ~ I have just the right Jumbo Leaves and this has been on the TO DO list for years. Times up

DIY Planter - Take an old cloth, soak in cement, drape over an upside down bucket and leave in the sun to dry. Makes an awesome planter.

Cement leaves tutorial. This would make an amazing fountain!...I NEED these in my life...as soon as I have my own yard :-/

Use black paint and metallic pigment to make concrete leaves for the garden. Beautiful!