Puka leaf bowls

 

I saw this on a YouTube video where these concrete leaves were being used to create amazing water features. Mine will be destined for a fairy garden I hope to create at the bottom of our garden! It’s on my To Do List ; )

I used native Puka leaves as they have quite prominent veins, which will show in the casting. I laid the leaves over heaped piles of sand, and sprayed them with oil.

Puka Leaf Bowls
Puka leave laid out over sand piles

 

 

I made up the concrete using sand as my aggregate, Portland cement and enough water to form a ball, the desired consistency. I patted the concrete to form the casting, over the leaves, using gloved hands.

I let them sit over night to harden.

Conctete leaves

Concrete leaves

I tried this method using a latex rope mould, and created a very unique bowl!

 

 

Concrete rope bowlConcrete rope bowl

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