Make this adorable DIY Fall Leaf Bowl with this easy step by step tutorial. It’s a wonderful Fall craft for kids to make!
I love simple DIY crafts! Now that it’s Fall there are so may great Fall crafts to make to add that pop of Autumn colors to your home. This gorgeous DIY Fall Wreath and this super easy Pine Cone Filled Vase with Lights are two other quick Fall decor crafts I think you will love too.
You can use your leaf bowl to hold candy or you could also place it around the bottom of another vase or bowl as an accent.
Materials needed to Make a Leaf Bowl
Loose leaves (or leaf garland that you detach)
Mod Podge (matte finish)
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 these 120 Artificial Fall Maple Leaves in a Mixture of Autumn Colors on Amazon if you have trouble finding the leaves. 🙂
How to Make This Leaf Bowl
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 ¼ of the way down (or however “deep” you want your bowl).
Apply the leaves one 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 to 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. 🙂
DIY Fall Leaf Bowl
- Foam Paint Brush
- Modge Podge
- Artificial leaves
- Blow up the balloon and tie it.
- Insert it, 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 ¼ of the way down (or however "deep" you want your bowl).
- Apply the leaves one 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 to leave any open spots.
- Let it dry for a couple of hours. We let ours dry for about 3 hours.
- Then, simply pop the balloon and carefully peel it away from the leaves.
- Fill it with candy or display little pine cones!
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Extremely beautiful, talented, and creative. I love this DIY. thanks for sharing
Thank you so much!
I tried this with my 9-year-old granddaughter, but we had too much trouble getting the leaves to stick with the mod podge. It was frustrating & she soon lost interest.
Love the leaf bowl, I think I can even make this one!
I love the leaf bowl..will make one soon! Also, hydrangeas are my very favorite flower and I love the simplicityy of this wreath..your daughter did a great job on the bowl!
I Love, Love this project…I surely would be making a few, great treats gifts for my neighbors & friends.
Thank you so much for sharing.
could this be done with real leaves if you waxed them first or just cleaned them off?
I’m sure you could but it may not last as long 🙂 I have been meaning to give it a try myself to see.
Kristina and Millie
Love this fall leaf bowl! how fun to make and use! Great way to fill it with fun too lol 🙂 thanks for sharing with us!
This is so darling and simple! Love it. Thank you for sharing.
This is a great fall themed craft bowl. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Let’s Get Real party. Hope you’ll join us again Thursday at 5pm EST
This is so cool! I might have to give this a whirl! Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Roundup
Wow. Loving this so much. Pinned. Linda at Crafts a la Mode
Sarah @ SarahTitus.com
I shared this on my Facebook page and several people really loved it. Thank you for sharing on Frugal Friday! 🙂
This looks so amazing! Pinned. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
Beautiful , Love it thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.
Stopping by from Turn It Up Tuesday. I love this idea, great way to bring fall into the home.
What a sweet, fun project! Gotta love Mod Podge. 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- I hope you’ll come back this Saturday and share your latest makes & bakes. 🙂
Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)
Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl
What a great idea! This is so cool. I love fall decor and I love crafts/DIY. I’m jotting this on my list of stuff to do. Thanks for sharing it! Saw you over on a link-up and I’m glad I spotted your link! Thanks!
Leesha @ Living Contently
I found this via the Frugal Friday Link Up. Thanks for sharing! It looks super-easy and is so cute! Plus, I already have some leaves I need to use up. 🙂
I love this! What a fun project, and totally doable even for a non-crafter like myself! I will definitely be making a few of these.
Miki English @ Inside Out
This is awesome! I’m not very crafty, but I think I might try this one. I already have the leaves, just need the Mod Podge and balloon. Thank You!