We had a wonderful time at the garden club. I think around 26 of us showed up to talk, exchange plants and make these wonderful concrete leaves. We used real leaves of our choice turned upside down on top of sand and then we covered them with concrete mixture. Once they dried overnight I pulled the leaves off and it left these beautiful impressions of all of the veins and stem inside the concrete. I put them outside in the sun the next day to dry all day and then I decided to paint them. I think they turned out lovely. Can't wait to make some larger ones.