DIY Metallic Leaf Bowl
Penelope Quinn’s DIY Metallic Leaf Bowl is an easy craft that is perfect for autumn. Penelope created this bowl using only a few materials, and with this helpful how-to, you can do the same. Gather your supplies and follow this step-by-step to bring your own leaf bowl to life… we guarantee it’ll make a stylish addition to your dining table, living area or kitchen worktop!
Skill level: Beginner
You will Need:
- Spray paint in metallic colours, such as bronze, silver, gold and red
- A large metal bowl
- Around 10 – 15 artificial leaves
- Mod Podge
- A knife
- A balloon
- Painter’s tape
DIY Metallic Leaf Bowl Step-by-Step:
First, spray paint your leaves. Apply two coats.
Take your bowl, and apply a thick layer of Mod Podge to both sides of each leaf. Place your leaf inside your bowl.
Continue until you’ve glued all the leaves inside the bowl. If they don’t stick down straight away, don’t worry, just place them where you’d like them to go.
To help the leaves stick and take the shape of the bowl, use a balloon blown up to the size of the bowl and tape down. Leave for an hour, then remove the balloon so your leaf bowl can air dry. Leave over night. If there are bits of glue that still need to dry, use a hair dryer.
Once the bowl is completely dry, carefully peel away the leaves from the bowl using a knife.