Leaf Casting at Flowerland

Looking for a great activity to do with a group of friends? Six times a year Flowerland offers a leaf casting class! Leaf castings are beautiful, weather resistant, and can be used as stepping stones, garden accents or make a personal  gift for the nature lover.

A small cast leaf of a Rex Begonia.
A small cast leaf of a Rex Begonia.

Choose your own leaf from a wide variety of Flowerland houseplants and trees, and then make a permanent, stylish casting with a wide variety of uses.

Choose your own leaves, large or small.
Choose your own leaves, large or small.
The Leaf Casting class in action. A great idea for clubs, friends and families in need of a new and fun activity to do together.
The Leaf Casting class in action. A great idea for clubs, friends and families in need of a new and fun activity to do together.
Prepping the concrete.
Prepping the concrete.

Classes are small with about 10-15 students per session, which make it great for birthdays, garden groups, and as a family activity. Flowerlands houseplant specialist, Sandi Miller will guide you through the process step-by-step so there is no need to worry about the technicality’s, you can just concentrate on your creation…

Preparing the sand bed that will support the leaves.
Preparing the sand bed that will support the leaves.
Elephant ears ready to be cast.
Elephant ears ready to be cast.
Applying the concrete.
Applying the concrete.

Leaves take 48 hours to cure, but once they have cured they are weather resistant and strong enough to be used as stepping stones. Plan on picking up your stones after they have finished curing.

The class is $20 per person,  includes all materials and runs about three hours. You will need to bring your own pair of latex gloves. The last class session  is  October 17th, from 9-noon,  so make your plans ASAP!

Class members working on their castings.
Class members working on their castings.

Contact Sandi at our Kentwood location to make your reservations. (616) 942-5321.

The final product can be left natural or painted.
The final product can be left natural or painted; either way is beautiful!