Let me start by saying that I tried this Fall Leaf Bowl DIY a few different ways and this is the way that I found was easiest and turned out the best. It’s perfect for your Thanksgiving table or as an accent piece on your coffee table for fall. You can leave it with the original color of the leaves for fall, or you can spray it any color you want to match your homes aesthetic like I did with the metallic gold. I filled mine with some pumpkins that I also DIY’ed and you can see how I did them by clicking here.
- Start by taking the veins off of your faux leaves. I had a leaf garland that my grandmother gave to me and I used the leaves from it to make my bowl. You can buy leaves by the bag at your local craft store.
- Blow up your balloon to the size you want your bowl to be and place the balloon on top of your bowl.
- Completely Mod Podge the top of your balloon,
- Mod Podge a leaf on one side and place it on the balloon, repeat this step with all of the leaves as your lay them across the balloon. (This step takes patience.)
- Cover the leaves with cling wrap and let the mod podge dry for 4+ hours or completely over night. (The wrap makes the glue dry slower, but I promise it will dry.) The cling wrap helps the leaves to form to a round shape that creates the bowl.
- After the leaves are completely try, gently pull off the cling wrap and pop the balloon. Peel off any access balloon or dry mod podge.
- Fill with your choice of decor, or spray paint with your choice of color then fill when it’s dry. Use light decor, as the leaves are not as strong as a regular bowl would be.