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This instructable is on behalf of Madeline Werner, the caster of these lovely leaves. Being inbetween jobs, I have the time (and inclination) to do it! This is an easy, cheap, and fun way to make a lasting addition to any landscape. We hope you enjoy our first instructable. Feedback welcome. ( :
-Large, fresh, veiny leaves such as rhubarb (don't worry if they have a few holes) or smaller like hosta
-50 lbs. Play Sand for forming
-Plastic wrap, food storage type
-50--80 lb. Bag of Concrete (sand aggregate only)
-Spray and hand paints, brushes, etc.
-Water sealer for concrete
Optional: Portland Cement, concrete colorant, wire to coil and set for hanging, chicken wire or drywall mesh joint tape for more strength
Step 1: Gather Leaves
Put the shout out to all you know, we offer a free finished leaf to anyone who donates to the cause. I've even stopped by a commercial farm, and they were happy to oblige.
Keep in water until ready to use, but no more than a couple of days.