Concrete containers - Drill drainage holes into your planters after the concrete has set, or place a cork or piece of foam in the bottom when forming the pots. When you water concrete planters, they will darken, then lighten as they dry.
have shapecrete already pressed down into a plastic lined bowl, level the top. Paint leaf and second bowl with oil and press down into the first bowl (maybe weight second bowl with water?) no instructions at click through but lots of ideas