All you will need for materials is loose leaves or leaf garland that you detach, Mod Podge (matte finish), a foam brush, a Balloon, and a mixing bowl.
We went to the Dollar Store and found a bag of 50 Fall leaves and a really big bag of foam brushes (for a $1.00 each!) We already had the Mog Podge to use to glue it.
I did find this 120 Artificial Fall Maple Leaves in a Mixture of Autumn Colors on Amazon if you have trouble finding the leaves. 🙂
To begin, blow up your balloon and tie it. Insert in, top down into the bowl.
We made a little plate out of aluminum foil to put the Mod Podge on. (You would also use a bowl or cup)
Spread the Mod Podge onto the balloon, starting at the top and working the way down about 1/4 of the way down (or however “deep” you want your bowl).
Apply the leaves on at a time, applying more Mod Podge to each leaf as you apply.
Cover the entire area you want for your bowl. Be sure not leave any open spots.
Let it dry for a couple of hours. We let ours dry for about 3 hours. Then, you simply pop the balloon and carefully peel it away from the leaves.
Voila!! Our beautiful little creation….. guess who ran to find something fun to put in it. 🙂
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