Fall is almost here and so it’s time to think about changing our home décor from summer to fall. This time of year has to offer some of the most beautiful earthy colors, so here is an idea to bring those into your home by making a fall décor DIY leaf bowl. The things you will need to make this fun DIY project are easy to find and you can even adjust the size of your end product to meet your needs.
Fall Decor: DIY Leaf Bowl (Video)
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- 15-20 (or more) thin fake leaves
- A medium sized bowl
- Plastic Wrap
- Cooking spray
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
Watch a video to see how to make this DIY leaf bowl.
You can find the link to the video here.
- First, you will have to peel of any stems and veins. That’s easier than it sounds. If you can’t find individual leaves, go ahead and get a leaf garland, you can easily separate the leaves from it to use for this project.
- Take the medium sized bowl and flip it over.
- Evenly coat the bowl generously with cooking spray.
- Cover the bowl completely with plastic wrap, without leaving any gaps. Now you have your mold for your leaf bowl.
- Start applying leafs one by one, by coating them with a lot of mod podge. The flatter the leaves are, the easier it is. Keep in mind that it will get messy and sticky. Continue applying leaves by overlapping them with each other, until you have completely covered your bowl.
- When the whole bowl is covered, apply one more generous layer of mod podge over the leaves.
- Let it dry for at least 24 hours and remove your leaf bowl with the plastic wrap from the bowl. Carefully peel away the plastic wrap. Your leaf bowl will be flexible. You can apply a layer of mod podge on the inside of the bowl and let it dry for another 24 hours, which would make it a little sturdier.
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Using the same technique you can make smaller bowls or plates to use in your fall home décor. Some people do find it easier to iron the leaves first, but be careful if you decide to do that, since they get real hot and they might transfer some color. Keep in mind that you can find even some other colored leaves to make unique decorations, like pink leaves or just go monochromatic. Of course, autumn colored assorted leaves is an all-time classic for a reason, but why stop there? Make this easy Fall Décor project now so you will be ready for this special time of the year.
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