This leaf bowl looks fragile, but they are solid and will hold up well as home decor.  You only need a few supplies to make this beautiful project.

This leaf bowl looks fragile, but they are solid and will hold up well as home decor.  You only need a few supplies to make this beautiful project to decorate your home with.

Several years ago I tried out a popular Pinterest project I had seen, but I made a few modifications. This has turned out to be one of my most popular projects ever! (Click HERE to see that tutorial).

My large leaf bowl turned out so well that I decided to try the project on a smaller scale.  These leaf votive holders look fragile, but they are solid and will hold up well as home decor.  You only need a few supplies to make this beautiful project to decorate your home with.

Supplies Used to Make Leaf Bowl Votive Holders:
  • Artificial Leaves
  • Mod Podge
  • Small bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Battery Operated Tea Lights
Step one:  Cover the plastic bowl with plastic wrap.  Trust me, don’t skip this step!  It will help you later on.
Step two: Brush a generous amount of Mod Podge onto one side of a leaf.  Place the leaf on the bottom of the bowl, and then brush more Mod Podge onto the other side of the leaf.
Step three:  Continue with the process from step two,  and overlap the leaves slightly as you cover the sides of the bowl.
Step four:  When the bowl is covered with glued leaves, cover the entire bowl with another piece of plastic wrap.  Pull the plastic wrap tightly to hold the leaves in place.  This will look really messy and icky, but if you don’t do it you risk having the leaves slide right off the bowl!   Let the bowl sit for at least 12 hours.  You can speed it a little with a cool fan.
Step five:  Use the edges of the plastic wrap to remove the leaves from the bowl. Place the leaf bowl inside the bowl you are using as a mold.  You’ll most likely see that the outer edges are dried, but the center is still wet.  Carefully remove the upper layer of plastic wrap so the center of the bowl can dry.  Leave the leaf bowl inside the plastic bowl so it won’t lose it’s shape as it dries. Let it dry for several hours.
Step six:  Take the leaf bowl out of the plastic bowl by lifting the remaning piece of plastic wrap.  Place the leaf bowl outside the bowl again, and check the surface that still has plastic on it.  The bottom may still be wet. If so, remove the last piece of plastic wrap and leave it on the plastic bowl to dry completely.
Once the leaves are competely dry, the bowl will be rigid and sturdy.  This small size is perfect for battery operated votive candles.  Have fun crafting and creating home decor for fall!
I originally published this project at HomeDIT.

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