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When it comes to making your own decorations for your home there is something to be said about pulling the objects from nature. It brings a whole new level of comfort, light, and hominess to any space. On top of all of that it also means less waste because you’re using things that are already at your disposal. When it comes to things of this nature like diy decorative bowls we’ve seen just about everything from bowls made from lace, buttons, and even soda can tabs. However, this beautifully intricate looking leaf bowl really caught our eye. What a grand way to bring autumn into your home and really get into the season. Even though the leaves are faux they look amazingly realistic in this simple to do DIY.


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Craft store leaf garland, Mod Podge (matte finish), Foam Brush, Balloon, Scissors, Mixing bowl

*Tip: try to find thin, paper-like leaves for your garland. The thinner the leaves, the better they will mold to the shape of your balloon. Also, avoid any plastic-coated leaves.

How To:

1. Begin by snipping the leaves off the strand of garland. Leave about 1/8? at the base.

2. Carefully rip the entire plastic stem (and all the veins!) off of the faux leaves (See image above). This will help the leaves mold to the shape of the balloon.

3. Fill up your balloon to size. We stuck ours inside a mixing bowl to keep it in place.

4. With your mod podge in a cup near by, gently apply a thin layer on top of your balloon, starting in the middle and working your way out. For the complete diy click here.