How to Make a Cement Concrete of a Leaf

For birdbath or house decoration :)

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How to Make a Cement Concrete of a Leaf
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Put the plastic on you tray, and put the mud in the middle. Form a little hill

Put the plastic on you tray, and put the mud in the middle. Form a little hill

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Put your leaf (WITH THE BACKSIDE UP) on the mud, and paint it with oil

Put your leaf (WITH THE BACKSIDE UP) on the mud, and paint it with oil

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3
Put your cementmix in a bucket

Put your cementmix in a bucket

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Slowly add water and mix

Slowly add water and mix

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The texture

The texture

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Use a little shovel to carefully put the mixture all over the leaf.

Use a little shovel to carefully put the mixture all over the leaf.

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Use the shovel to form the sides, and clap it so that you get the pattern from the leaf

Use the shovel to form the sides, and clap it so that you get the pattern from the leaf

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Tip the tray very carefully to get the water out

Tip the tray very carefully to get the water out

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Add something flat (not too heavy) in the middle to make it able to stand. Remove it 10 minutes after (don't let it stay too long)

Add something flat (not too heavy) in the middle to make it able to stand. Remove it 10 minutes after (don't let it stay too long)

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Let it stand for about 48 hours, or until completely hard

Let it stand for about 48 hours, or until completely hard

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48 hours after:

48 hours after:

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Flip it, and now scrape all the dirt out carefully, with a shovel or spoon

Flip it, and now scrape all the dirt out carefully, with a shovel or spoon

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When the dirt is gone, start brushing the leaf with a hard paintbrush.

When the dirt is gone, start brushing the leaf with a hard paintbrush.

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If necessarily, scrape the rest of the dirt and leaf out with a small knife

If necessarily, scrape the rest of the dirt and leaf out with a small knife

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Wash it, while brushing it

Wash it, while brushing it

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I made it from a little rhubarb leaf, because I wanted it to be small enough to stand on my desk, but you can double the supplies, and use a big leaf if you want a birdbath, or just garden decoration

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How it looks when you are done

How it looks when you are done

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Used as mini birdbath

Used as mini birdbath

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