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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Try doing more than one layer.
We did our today let our dry over night it went ok only down fall was it was a bit floppy
From the photo it looks like mod pod get dimensional magic was used not plain mod podge
After using everything suggested mine was a flop. Only a few leaves actually stayed on and became a small bowl that was quite flexible. Also, I could not remove all the mod podge from the inside of the bowl. Please tell me how you made yours work such as how much mod podge did you use, were your leaves plastic or paper because the plastic ones sure don’t stick and how was your bowl stiff and not flexible. Thank you. I really did like your bowl and would love to make one.
Bought the exact items in the description, followed the directions and this was such a big flop. The leaves don’t stick and just fall off constantly. Just a huge mess with 3 kids (ages 4-11) and myself.
I tried it with real leaves but they wouldn’t stick to the balloon or to each other. It was a flop. Truly disappointed.
Use spray glue. Let dry then spray a clear sealer on the outside when dry.
This ideal is so great ! Thank you for sharing
Can you do this with real leaves?
Wonder if anyone actually did this tried it and leaves won’t stick
I did this yesterday and the leaves do stick. It’s very flimsy when completed. I put pine cones in mine.
We tried it today and it was a disaster the leaves wouldn’t lay flat. They seemed flat in the package. I was very disappointed in this project. I would love a video of you doing it to see what we did wrong.
Thank you for the idea, it’s so cute and easy to make.