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I tried my hand at making concrete leaves

Postby otnorot » Feb 17, 2008 7:43 am

Then I made interchangable birdbath this was my first try ,hope to improve on this one. Bill
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Postby whitewater176 » Feb 17, 2008 8:03 am

Wonderful job on the concrete leaves. Arent' they fun but be careful it can become addictive.
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Postby LucyGoose » Feb 17, 2008 9:32 am

I love them!! I have a big leaf birdbath of cement, that we got at a summer fest......Yours look great....I want the stepping stones!! Cool!!
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Postby party_music50 » Feb 17, 2008 6:54 pm

Looks great from here -- nice variety of leaves! :)
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Postby eastwood2007 » Feb 18, 2008 7:27 pm

8-) :o Cooooool! Nice pics, Bill...thanks for sharing those! :D

Does anyone have a foolproof recipe they can share! I've been wanting to try this!
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Postby whitewater176 » Feb 18, 2008 8:11 pm

we have found that portland cement works well, 1 part portland 3 parts sand and dont get too wet.
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Postby tsneal » Feb 19, 2008 9:26 pm

Beautiful!

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Postby Gardentoad » Feb 24, 2008 11:35 am

What kind of leaf did you use for the birdbath?
I'd like to make one too.
Did you put any kind of fitting on the bottom to attach it to the stand?
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Postby otnorot » Feb 24, 2008 5:39 pm

Gardentoad the leaf is from a squash and I used two leaves.
Heres a picture of the base I used a flower pot and at the top of the pole I used 1/3 of a large plastic pop bottle then inserted a flower pot in that.They fit perfectly.
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Postby Gardentoad » Feb 25, 2008 8:19 am

Thanks! :D
I will definatly try my hand at making some this spring.
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Postby Ginger » Feb 27, 2008 4:17 pm

Here I thought you used the leaf from an Elephant Ear!
That looks like it was a big squash leaf!
Did you seal it before painting it? What did you use? What kind of paint did you use?

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Postby otnorot » Feb 27, 2008 4:22 pm

Hi Ginger I have never sealed any concrete items and I used acrylic paint.
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Postby Ginger » Feb 29, 2008 9:11 am

Thanks! Great job!

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