How To Make An Easy And Natural Looking DIY Leaf Bowl In 5 Minutes?

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.

Natural Looking DIY Leaf Bowl

Things You Need To Need To Make A DIY Leaf Bowl

Things You Need To Need To Make A DIY Leaf Bowl

  • Rose leaves
  • Shilpkar clay
  • Disposable plastic container
  • Scissors
  • Colours
  • Brushes
  • Cutter

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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

DIY Leaf Bowl

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

How To Make DIY Leaf Bowl From Clay?

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

DIY Leaf Bowl Clay Craft

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

Make DIY Leaf Bowl Using Clay

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

Natural Looking DIY Leaf Bowl

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

DIY Leaf Bowl 5 Minutes Craft

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.

How To Make DIY Leaf Bowl?

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DIY Lotus Craft : Home Decor Centrepiece Table Idea!

Decorating the homes with unique centrepieces available in the markets is so common. If you are looking for something different and natural, we recommend trying some interesting DIY crafts through which, you can make something more fascinating! With this DIY Lotus Craft, you will be able to decorate your home with something handmade! DIY crafts can easily turn your home into a paradise you always dreamt for!

DIY Lotus Craft

This New Year, decorate your home with DIY crafts and please your guests while flaunting your handmade centrepieces! Here is a unique and beautiful lotus centrepiece for your living room table to enhance natural essence in your home!

Things You Need To Make A DIY Lotus Craft

Things You Need To Make A DIY Lotus Craft

  • Thermocol sheet
  • Artificial lotus
  • Shilkpkar clay
  • Real leafs
  • Cutter blade
  • Colours
  • Colour brushes
  • Glue gun

Steps To Make A DIY Lotus Craft

Step 1-

DIY Lotus Leaf Craft

Let’s start with making the base. Take some boxes of shilpkar clay and soften the clay with your hands. Take 5-6 piles of shilpkar clay and merge all the piles together while softening them with your hands. This way, you will be able to develop a proper desired shape from the clay. Roll the clay into a huge strop and cut medium sized pieces from the clay.

Step 2-

DIY Lotus Clay Craft

Place these pieces on a table and spread the clay. While merging these pieces, make a circular formation from the clay. If you do not get a perfect circle, use a cutter to give it a perfect circular shape. Remove the other clay from sides. Once you get the perfect circle, its time to give the circle a shape of the lotus leaf. If you have ever noticed, the leaf under lotus has a slight bend and curve from a single side. Prepare this curve in the circle. Take the cutter, draw a thin and long u and remove the part.

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Step 3-

Home Decor Centrepiece DIY

To give the leaf a perfectly smooth texture, keep rolling a bottle over the clay circle. This will make the clay thin and perfectly smooth. Also, ensure that you get a smooth shape of a leaf and if you don’t get that shape, use the cutter to give it a curvy shape and place it on the thermocol sheet. To get the beautiful stems and features of a leaf on this clay leaf, get some real leafs and place it on the clay.

Step 4-

Home Decor Centrepiece DIY Craft

Place the leaves and press them on the clay. Take a hard bottle and roll the bottle horizontally on the leaves. This will trace the real leaf shape to the clay leaf. Now, with the help of a cutter, remove the clay leaf from the thermocol sheet. The clay leaf must have stuck to the sheet due to hard pressing so gently bring it up. Keep the leaf aside and let it dry.

Step 5-

DIY Home Decor Centrepiece

Once dried, you can fully remove the thermocol stuck to the leaf. Make sure you have completely taken off the themrocol from the clay. It’s now time to colour the leaf and give it a very natural look. For this, take a white paper and place the leaf on it. Get some colours and start with applying yellow shade. Paint the entire leaf with yellow shade.

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Step 6-

Home Decor Centrepiece

To give this leaf an original and natural look, choose light and dark green shades. Take some light green shade and stroke the brush on the leaf. Paint the complete leaf with light green colours. Make sure the centre of the leaf is lighter and corners are painted in a bit darker shade. Now, take some dark green and blue colours and start painting the corners with the blend of these shades.

Highlight the stem of the leaves using dark green colour. Also make the corners dark to make the leaf look real!

Step 7-

Home Decor Centrepiece Table Idea

Make sure you highlight all the traces of natural leafs to make this leaf look perfectly beautiful. Now it’s time to decorate the leaf. Take the artificial lotus and apply glue o the base of the lotus. On one side of the leaf, stick the lotus. You can also decorate this beautiful lotus leaf with other decorative elements like false flower petals!

DIY Lotus Craft

Here is your beautiful lotus centrepiece prepared from clay ready to charm people!

This is one of the most simple and natural décor items which you can place on your living room tables. For additional gorgeousness, add some fresh flower petals in this leaf, add more flowers, add shells or pearls to make it more dramatic and enrich the lea’s beauty while dropping some drops of water on the leaf!

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