I was wanting to try to make cast leaves out of Portland cement. I found them in the BHG magazine, May issue. They are spectacular, and I would love to make a huge one for a bird bath to put in my garden.
My question is: They say to use garden spikes in the cement and then to put the spike end in a copper tube to hold it in the ground. I want to use a huge Hosta leaf as my mold. But I feel like those garden spikes would not be sturdy enough to hold a huge leaf cast this size.
Has anyone else tried this and would have any info to help me?