Are you in search of affordable dollar store crafts for adults? This DIY Fall Leaves Bowl is a fun piece of decor for the home and it makes the best centerpiece!
We’re always picking up craft supplies at the local dollar store, and this Fall Leaves Bowl is a result of crafting with those supplies.
It’s such a fun craft, but it takes some technical skill and patience, so it’s better suited for adults and older kids. It would be much too challenging for younger kids.
Next time I want to make a larger bowl with more leaves, but this one is perfect for displaying some nuts or wrapped candies. I wouldn’t recommend putting any food without a wrapper or discardable shell in this bowl since the glue is exposed.
DIY Fall Leaves Bowls
- Blow up your balloon and place it in a mixing bowl. Using your sponge brush, apply an even layer of Mod Podge to the area you'll be working on. Apply a leaf, then apply Mod Podge over it. Using the same technique, apply another leaf overlapping the first one.
- Continue layering the leaves until you've got the height of the bowl you'd like. The bowl will spread out a bit, so go a bit taller than you think you want (you need a lot more leaves than what are shown in this picture). You may have to babysit the leaves to make sure they stick. Have patience – it will work!
- Allow the leaves to dry completely – overnight works. Carefully pop the balloon. I like to make a small cut by the stem and let the air out slowly. Trim any excess Mod Podge from the edges of the bowl. Now you have a pretty decoration for Fall or Thanksgiving!