While were browsing different centerpieces for living and dining tables, different decorative bowls are the common centerpieces we found. A leaf bowl is an elegant piece of décor which you can place on the tables as a centerpiece. However, if you are looking for some decorative and unique bowls, it may cost you quite a high amount and thus, we have come up with some budget-friendly and creative DIY leaf bowl for decorating your tables!
Leaf bowls can be easily prepared at home using some colors, papers and your creativity. You can team up with your kids and prepare an interesting leaf bowl. Let’s go through the tutorial which will help you prepare an easy and natural looking leaf bowl in 5 minutes.
Things You Need To Need To Make A DIY Leaf Bowl
- Rose leaves
- Shilpkar clay
- Disposable plastic container
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Steps You Need To Follow For Making A DIY Leaf Bowl
Step 1: Soften the clay and prepare the rough shape
Let’s start with making the artificial leaves. Take some shilpkar clay and make it soft with your hands. You will need a lot of shilpkar clay as we are preparing huge leaves from it. Thus, take a piece of clay, soften it and place it in a glass slab. We need thin and long leaves and for this, you need to roll the clay. Take a plastic bottle and roll the clay just like a ‘chapati’.
Step 2: Use natural leaves to give clay a leaf shape
Now take the original rose leaves and place it on the rolled thin and long clay piece. This is a great idea to trace the leaves and the stems on the clay and give the clay leaves a very natural look. Place the leaves giving a proper shape to the clay and with the help of cutter; carve the clay in leaf shape. We need to stick these leaves in the plastic bowl thus, measure the length of leaves and carve it into the shape which can be easily assembled with the bowl.
Step 3: Prepare the bowl and stick the clay leaves
If your plastic bowl has an upper edge, cut it using a scissor to allow the leaves stick to the bowl. Remove the clay leaf from the slab and stick it on the outer side of the plastic bowl. Slowly remove the original leaf from the clay leaf. Similarly, make some more clay leaves and stick the leaves to cover the complete outer part of the plastic bowl.
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Step 4: Set the clay leaves and cover the entire bowl using white paint
Your plastic bowl is now covered with beautiful clay leaves with an awesome shape. Let the clay stick properly to the bowl and keep it aside for some time to let it get dry. After few minutes, we will start decorating the bowl again. We will now cover the bowl and leaves with white paint to give it a nice base. Take a bowl, pour in some white paint and with a brush, color the leaves and interior of the bowl. Also, cover the internal and external base of the bowl with white and keep it aside for a newspaper to get dry.
Step 5: Boost your creativity while painting the leaves
Now we need to color the leaves green. Take 2 bowls and pour yellow and green colors in it. Start by applying yellow color on the leaves. Once the yellow color is applied, cover the leaves with light green shade. This will give a bright shading effect to the leaves. Here is where you can use your painting skills very effectively. Take dark and light green paints and beautifully trace the stems of the leaves. Highlight some areas using dark green shade while use light green to show the faded effect.
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Step 6: Colour the entire bowl and make sure you also cover the small gaps
Calmly color all the leaves and let it dry. Now, we need to color the inner plastic bowl. So start with yellow color. Colour the entire bowl and the gaps of the plastic bowl which are visible between the leaves with yellow shade. This yellow color will boost the look of leaf bowl and will give it a perfect finishing touch!
Your super creative and natural looking leaf bowl are ready! What a fun it is to create such interesting DIY crafts. You can place veggies and fruits in this bowl if you are using it for the dining table. You can place some shells, flower petals, marbles or decorative elements if you are using it for the living room.
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As we always say, Happy crafting!