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!
The leaves have changed colors and are starting to fall from the trees. When they were little, my girls asked me if the reason this season is called fall is because of all of the falling leaves 🙂 I thought that was so cute!
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. If you don’t have a local dollar store, I included Amazon links so you can easily pick up similar 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, which are available at the store right now. 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!