Make this chic yet simple and easy DIY leaf bowl for a decor piece perfect for the fall holidays.
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In this article:
- Make This Easy DIY Leaf Bowl Ready for Fall Holidays
- What You’ll Need for Your DIY Leaf Bowl
- DIY Leaf Bowl Instructions
DIY Leaf Bowl Fall Decor Piece You Can Make in a Jiffy
Make This Easy DIY Leaf Bowl Ready for Fall Holidays
With the fall holidays coming fast and with only a few days apart, it's the perfect time to add this DIY leaf bowl to your craft to-do list. A quick trip to the craft store and you can turn a handful of artificial leaves and a balloon into a festive decorative bowl.
For Halloween, you can make several of these pieces to put candies and treats for trick or treating. On Thanksgiving, you can make this decorative leaf bowl into a centerpiece with fruits in it.
You can even use this decor piece until Christmas. And with a project as easy and simple as this DIY leaf bowl, you can find decorative uses for it the whole year-round.
Now, are you ready to make your own leaf bowl? Check out the steps below and give this fun DIY bowl a try!
What You'll Need for Your DIY Leaf Bowl
- Medium bowl
- Artificial leaves, mixed fall colors
- Mod Podge
- Paintbrush or sponge
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DIY Leaf Bowl Instructions
Step 1. Blow Up a Balloon
Inflate the balloon and tie it to close. Place the balloon in a bowl with the tie part down, then gather a handful of artificial leaves in mixed fall colors.
However, if you like to use real ones and you've picked some really good decorative fall leaves, you may try them, too.
These artificial leaves are perfect for this project – click HERE to get your own!
Step 2. Glue Leaves on Balloon
Use your paintbrush to cover a leaf-sized spot on the balloon with Mod Podge and press a fabric leaf onto the spot. Cover the leaf with more Mod Podge and repeat with the remaining leaves.
Continue until you've made a bowl shape out of your leaves.
Mod Podge is the ideal crafting glue for DIYers – click HERE to get your own!
Step 3. Cover the Leaves with Mod Podge
Paint a thick coat of Mod Podge over the leaves. Don't worry about getting it all too wet and white because it will clear once dry.
Step 4. Let it Dry
When the leaf bowl is the size you like, you can set it aside and let it dry overnight.
Step 5. Pop Balloon!
When fully dry, pop the balloon and carefully peel it out of the bowl. You can put candies in it for trick-or-treating or you can turn it into table centerpieces.
Enjoy your brand new leaf bowl!
Check out the video below to see this DIY leaf bowl in action:
With less than half a dozen steps, no decor project could be easier than this. So, what's holding you? Make a couple of this simple and easy DIY leaf bowl.
Not only will it make a fabulous decor or centerpiece, but it also makes for an interesting item for conversation. Happy fall crafting, DIY buddies!
Do you have any fall-inspired projects of your own? We’d love to hear about them! Leave a comment below to let us know!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 11, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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