‘Tis the time of year for all things fall, and what’s more perfect for fall décor than a colorful leaf bowl? I, Holly, made this simple decorative fall leaf bowl using a variety of colorful fall leaves, making it the perfect place to store fall décor like pinecones.
Mod Podge Stiffy is the perfect supply for making the leaves stick together and form a stiff, cohesive leaf bowl. It’s quick to make using a balloon as a mold, and now it makes a great statement on my bar cart this season. Did you know you can get most of the supplies at the Dollar Tree? They sell faux leaves as well as balloons and brushes, so you'll probably end up just having to get the Stiffy somewhere else. If you want to make several of these, the project ends up being pretty cheap – and plus there's a lot you can do with Stiffy (see all those projects here).
Fall Leaf Bowl with Mod Podge Stiffy
Gather These Supplies
- Fake fall leaves, variety of sizes
- Mod Podge Stiffy
- Large balloon
- Paint brush
- Small bowl
Step 1: Blow up the balloon and place tied-side-down in a bowl or cup so that the balloon stands up.
Step 2: Pour Mod Podge Stiffy into a small bowl and dip a large fake leaf into the mixture and use the paint brush to coat completely on both sides.
Step 3: Place the coated leaf on the balloon and use the brush to flatten it on the balloon. Repeat with additional leaves, layering them on top of each other until the entire bottom of the balloon is covered.
Set aside to dry overnight.
Step 4: Carefully deflate the balloon – do not pop or it may ruin your bowl. Shape the bowl slightly with your hands and fill it up with decorative items.
Fill the leaf bowl with season décor of use as a catch-all bowl for things like keys and sunglasses to last you through the fall season.
If you love this post, you'll also love this one on how to preserve leaves with Mod Podge: