Published on 22 Nov 2016 | 11 days ago

How to create a concrete leaf casting, for decoration at home or in your garden. It's as easy as making mud pies with Master Gardener A. Tice as she demonstrates how to create various leaf decorations. Background music: "Let It Whip" by Dazz Band--- so, Let It Whip with your OWN concrete leaf design! Have Fun and create your own using a variety of leaf shapes!

Materials: Tools:

20# concrete vinyl patch old trowel
concrete bonding adhesive 5 Gal bucket
Liquid Cement Color (concrete dye-optional) several small buckets
40# play sand large plastic "Rubbermaid"
plastic wrap tub
old table old paint brush
water dust mask
large trash bags or plastic drop cloth vinyl (rubber) gloves
masking tape toothpicks
several leaves with few/no holes or tatters. wire cutters
18 G wire or PVC pipe pieces for mounting. pliers
Big Leaf option: concrete reinforcing fibers

Leaves can wilt quickly, so if possible, cut them just before and keep them in a bucket of water until you are ready.

NOTE: some sources use 3 parts fine #1 sand to 1 part Portland cement instead of the vinyl concrete patch. I like the "patch" better as it's easier and smoother.

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