Introduction: Leaf Bowl
This is a DIY craft for at home decoration.
To create your own decorative DIY leaf bowl all you will need is:
- 1 balloon
- Your choice of leaves
- A bowl to hold your balloon in place
- Paint brush or foam brush
- Mod Podge (matte finish)
Step 1: Cut the Stems of Your Leaves
The first thing that you need to do is cut the stems off your leaves. Using scissors cut to the edge of the leaves and throw the stems away.
Step 2: Blow Up Your Balloon
Next step is to blow your balloon to the size you would like your bowl. We will be using the top of the balloon(opposite side of the tab). Tie your balloon and place it firmly into your bowl to hold the balloon steady.
Step 3: Start Glueing
First you must brush a layer of Mod Podge onto a the balloon in the place you are starting. I recommend starting at the top and working your way down. Take one leaf and brush the mod podge onto both sides of the leaf. Place the leave on your balloon.
Step 4: Continue Layering the Leaves
Continue to layer the leaves as you work your way down the balloon. Place multiple leaves at the very top of the balloon to firm the bottom of your bowl and create balance for when your bowl is finished. Continue to build your bowl down to your desired depth of the bowl.
Step 5: Let Dry
When your finished layering your leaves set aside to dry. Let dry until it is completely hardened.
Step 6: Deflate the Balloon
After your bowl is completely dry it is time to deflate your balloon. Cut a small hole in the tab of the balloon and slowly release the air out. Do not be alarmed if your bowl shrinks during the deflation, it will return to size. The balloon should pull right off the bowl.
Step 7: Enjoy Your Finished Bowl
Your bowl is now finished enjoy it in your home.
Step 8: Note
You can use many different types of leaves for all your seasons.