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PK
Last reply on Nov 6, 2015

I saw a bowl made with autumn leaves using Modge Podge - how to make

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PK
Last reply on Nov 6, 2015

Need to know what to mold the leaves to & if I can use fake leaves

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  • Therese C
    Therese C Greenfield, IA
    on Aug 31, 2013

    You can use fake or silk leaves. To shape them I would suggest turning a bowl upside down and dipping the first layer in the Modge Podge glue, then gently pressing them to the bowl to shape the entire structure, one layer at a time. Once dry you should be able to remove your leaf bowl fairly easily. I suggest a glass bowl. I have seen these done using an inflated balloon as a mold too and then popping and peeling the balloon once it dries. Just shape the 'bowl as far up the balloon as you need to get the size of bowl you desire.

    • PK
      PK West Point, CA
      on Nov 6, 2015

      @Therese C I've seen these made in two different ways. One, the crafter lined the outside of the bowl with plastic wrap, and applied the leaves to it on the bowl, with mod podge. The other way was, the crafter blew up a balloon and put it in a bowl. Then they applied the leaves and mod podge to the balloon. Both modes looked pretty easy. I would like to try this with real leaves. Here is a good tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxvsbCK5hzg

  • Peggy Holbrook
    Peggy Holbrook Milan, TN
    on Aug 31, 2013

    Many thanks Therese - I had thought about the balloon but glass bowl is a good idea.

  • Therese C
    Therese C Greenfield, IA
    on Aug 31, 2013

    Glad to help!

  • Mary Insana
    Mary Insana Pittsburgh, PA
    on Aug 31, 2013

    Don't you think the modge podge would make the leaves stick to the glass bowl ? Maybe cover the outside of the bowl with plastic wrap or foil to help the leaves to not stick to the bowl

  • Marcia
    Marcia Palm Bay, FL
    on Sep 5, 2015

    Tried a failed miserably. The leaves did not stay on no matter what I tried. It's really pretty wish I had succeeded.

    • PK
      PK West Point, CA
      on Nov 6, 2015

      @Marcia, I think that if you have two bowls that are relatively the same size or one is just a little larger, this may work. Turn the smaller bowl over and cover the outside of it with plastic wrap. Then apply the leaves with Mod Podge, to the outside of the smaller bowl. When you are putting on the final layer of leaves, I don't think I would put a coat of Mod Podge on the outside. When you are finished, lay a layer of plastic wrap over it, and then place the slightly larger or the same size bowl over that. This will keep the leaves together until they dry. Then when it's dry, take the bowl and plastic wrap off and apply a final coat of Mod Podge to the outside of the bowl. When that is dry, take the bowl off of the smaller bowl and apply a coat of Mod Podge to the inside, and let dry. I think that would solve the problem. I hope it works. I plan to try this myself soon, so we'll be trying it together, so to speak. Good Luck.

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