Large Fall Leaf Bowl

6 Materials
2 Days

With a few leaf garlands from The Dollar Store, you can make a one of a kind bowl for your fall decorating.
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For this project, I purchased 7 leaf garlands from The Dollar Store.

Begin by removing the leaves from the garland by turning the leaf to the back and carefully peel the leaf from the vine.

You will also need a large playground ball.

Place the ball into a bowl to keep it stable.
Cover one half of the ball with plastic wrap.
Apply Modge Podge on top of the plastic wrap.
Lay a leaf onto the Modge Podge then apply Modge Podge on top of the leaf.
Continue to apply Modge Podge and leaves, overlapping them so you can no longer see the ball through the leaves.
Allow the Modge Podge to dry at least 12 hours. Deflate the ball and carefully remove it.
Carefully remove the plastic wrap. The ball will be floppy due to it's large size but...
once you fill the bowl with candy treats, pinecones or other fall decorations, your bowl will look great
This bowl would look great anywhere in your home to add that unique fall flare.
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  • Kay Cloninger Kirby
    on Sep 11, 2019

    Can you do this with a large balloon

    I thought about paper mache then cover with leaves that would make it sturdier I think.. Maybe

    • Phyllis
      on Sep 19, 2019

      Kay, I was thinking the same thing about a balloon.

      Ohiorn, the poinsettias ideasounds gorgeous!

      I love the leaf bowl and think it would be beautiful on the Thanksgiving table. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  • Twinborn630
    on Sep 11, 2019

    What is the least expensive way to upgrade a wooden deck?

    • Janice
      on Sep 11, 2019

      You will get more and better answers if you ask the question on the the homepage on this site. The way you've posted it, only a small amount of people looking at the question area under the leaf bowl project will see it.

  • Diane D. Deem
    on Sep 18, 2019

    Can you use a big plastic bowl? Just wrap it with plastic wrap.

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  • Superbee
    on Sep 11, 2019

    Initially, I wasn't too enthused but the result is so pretty and colorful, I think I might try this. It will be good use for a boatload of loose fall (silk) leaves I have left over from prior projects. Thanks for the cute idea!

  • Carolyn from NH
    on Sep 12, 2019

    I admire your skill. I have tries this twice on a smaller scale and failed miserably. Guess we all can’t do everything 🙄.

    Nice job and it looks great. 🤗

    • Barb Jenkins
      on Sep 18, 2019

      Perhaps you applied your Mod Podge too thickly. Try thinner coats and more layers of it allowing it to dry completely between coats.

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