Giant Rhubarb Leaf Is Transformed Into A Gorgeous Garden Decoration

Sometimes, the best crafts come from combining two materials you might never think would go together.

That’s what crafter and blogger Kat, who hails from Medicine Hat, Alberta, found when she wanted to create something using a big, beautiful rhubarb leaf from her garden.

Rhubarb is not only a wonderfully tangy addition to a strawberry pie, it also grows some very impressive leaves. (Only eat rhubarb stems, though! The leaves are poisonous if ingested.)

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Charmed by their giant size, Kat decided to turn them into permanent decorations for her garden. But how do you make something fragile, like a leaf, last forever?

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Well, you get crafty, of course! With enough creativity, you can turn even the weirdest things into something beautiful, like these discarded doll heads that became clever little planters.

Kat realized she could capture the beauty of the leaf’s veins by creating another, significantly sturdier version of it using regular cement and a bit of shiny paint. And they look really great!

Read on to see how she did it. You can try this with smaller leaves and clay to make a smaller version, too!

[H/T: Hometalk]

Giant Rhubarb Leaf Is Transformed Into A Gorgeous Garden Decoration

To make her rhubarb leaf ornament, Kat first gathered up her materials, which included cement, sand, plastic wrap, and wire mesh. And of course, gloves!

Giant Rhubarb Leaf Is Transformed Into A Gorgeous Garden Decoration

The sand was wetted slightly so that it would hold its shape for the initial mold.

The sand was wetted slightly so that it would hold its shape for the initial mold.

Giant Rhubarb Leaf Is Transformed Into A Gorgeous Garden Decoration

Next, the cement was prepared.

When she was finished, her garden had a charming new addition that captured the fleeting and delicate beauty of her rhubarb leaf.

To see the rest of Kat’s clever creations, be sure to check out her other projects on her website.

If you love creative, all-natural garden ideas, please SHARE this leaf DIY!

Source: http://www.littlethings.com/cement-rhubarb-leaf-ornament/

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