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Autumn Leaf Bowl

October 24, 2019

· Decor and Styling,Create Craft

A very happy Friday to you my Friends! Is everyone getting ready for the weekend filled with lots of fun activities - maybe a spooky Halloween walk?

Today I have something fun that you could make this weekend that only takes a few additional materials from what you already have around the house and a bit of time to make.

The Autumn is such a beautiful time of year with it's unpredictable weather, some days sunny and warm - yet other days cold and dismal. Yet we always find the pleasantries this time of year with all it has to offer. Reminding us that there is no true place for us other than home, the delicious warm meals that we long to cook all summer long and taking relaxing weekends to just unwind.

One thing that I love about Autumn is all the decorating. I decorated for fall back in September, so I've had all my lush pumpkins in pastel colors out with all the other little tid bits of Autumn sprinkled here and there. Now I've overlaid all of this with my Halloween decor that looks amazing with the black on top of all the pastels. I love going from room to room looking at all the little pieces that I've put out for the season which brings me inspiration in creating even more.

This was one of my reasons for working on this project with you today. It's one, like many of my others that I found and became in love with.

This is a leaf bowl made from Plaster of Paris - similar to concrete. Now this is something that you can create however you'd like and paint it however you'd like.

Materials you'll need:

  • air drying clay, or oven bake clay 
  • leaves from the garden
  • rolling pin
  • knife
  • bowl
  • spray paint 

Step 1. Open up your clay and cut a handful-sized chunk.

Step 2. Using a rolling pin roll out your clay until it is smooth and flat. Give it a good roll as you want to get all of the details from the leaf into the clay.

Step 3. Gently remove the leaf from the clay and using a knife you can cut out your leaf.

Step 4. Wrap a small bowl in some cling film and I place your leaf inside the bowl to dry. This gave it a nice curved bowl shape. I then allowed the clay leaf a full 25 hours to fully air dry.

Step 5. Once fully dry, apply one coat of spray paint.

Now display and enjoy!

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