I’ve seen these DIY leaf bowls all over Pinterest and Facebook and fell in love with them the moment I saw them. Since I have bags of dollar store leaves laying around I thought it was time to make this DIY leaf bowl for our home for the fall. In this post, I’m going to show you how simple and quick it is to make this leaf bowl yourself.
The great thing about this project is, you can customize this to fit your needs. You can make this DIY leaf bowl smaller or larger. You can choose from the light colored leaves, dark colored leaves, or even use a combo of both like I did.
I can’t help it, once the weather starts cooling off, I want to warm up our home with all of the amazing colors and smells that fall bring.
When I made my first DIY leaf bowl I was sold and wanted to make them for everyone. They are so simple and so inexpensive. So instead of making these leaf bowls all day every day I decided to create this post and show you how to make them too!
For this DIY leaf bowl you’ll need:
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Making the DIY leaf bowl
I’ve put together a short video showing you how I put this leaf bowl together and I’ll also go into more detail in the process below.
Blow up the balloon and set the ballon on the measuring cup/bowl. This will make your life so much easier so the balloon stays in one spot while you’re making your DIY leaf bowl.
Apply mod podge to the balloon. I’ve found that you don’t want to be stingy with the mod podge.
Once the balloon is nice and saturated with mod podge, saturate the leaves with mod podge and start adding them to the ballon. I applied the leaves in a circle when doing this. It allowed me to keep this centered.
Keep in mind this process is a little messy. The key to making this bowl is the mod podge so make sure you’re using it liberally.
Allow the DIY leaf bowl to dry completely. This will probably be overnight. You’ll know when it’s done when you don’t see white (wet mod podge) within the leaves.
Now that the leaves are dry it’s time to let the air out of the balloon. I cut a small hole at the base of the balloon and slowly released the air. I didn’t want anything to rip or come off.
Once the balloon has been released from your DIY leaf bowl you’ll notice leftover mod podge. I used scissors to remove the excess.
Show off your brand new DIY leaf bowl! I added some cinnamon scented pine cones and pumpkins and added to my table.
This DIY leaf bowl was very simple to make and didn’t take much time at all. The longest part was waiting for the mod podge to dry.
If you are wanting to customize this DIY leaf bowl, there are a few things you could do:
- Use a bowl inside of a balloon for your base, this will allow you to make a bigger leaf bowl
- Use different size balloon. I used a medium sized balloon for this leaf bowl but you could use small balloons or even large ones.
- Add glitter! Once you’ve put the leaves in place you could add glitter to the leaves to give the DIY leaf bowl some pizzazz.
The options are endless to create your own work of art.
Have you tried to use mod podge before? If so, what crafts have you made with them? I would love to know in the comments below.
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