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 Room Decor Lucky Turtle Craft Made Using Plastic Ball!

We all love to have some lucky things in our house which also enhances the home décor! People bring home some good luck plants, idols of gods and goddesses, lucky charm ornaments to bring good luck in homes. One of the best good luck charms are the turtles. Tortoises are the symbol of patience, longevity and potential.

Why spend more amounts on shopping the good luck turtles when you can prepare an interesting and natural looking turtle at your home? This is such an interesting DIY art which you can try along with your kids and enjoy your crafting period together!

DIY Lucky Turtle

Here is a simple and easy tutorial for making a good luck turtle at home!

Things You Need To Make A DIY Lucky Turtle Charm

DIY Lucky Turtle Charm

  • Plastic ball
  • Aluminium foil
  • Paint brushes
  • Colours
  • Shilpkar clay
  • Cutter
  • Glue gun
  • Decorative artificial grass and shells

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Steps To Make A DIY Lucky Turtle Charm

Step 1- Prepare the turtle body

Lucky Turtle Charm

We will be using a plastic ball to make the body of the turtle. Get amid sized plastic ball and cut it into 2 halves. Use a cutter and safely cut the ball. To give it a steady base, stick a square piece of cardboard on the bottom of the ball.  Now, let’s make the legs of the tortoise using aluminium foil.

Make 4 thick and small legs of the turtle while rolling and pressing the aluminium foil. Give it a shape of the legs. Now attach these legs to the ball. With the help of glue gun, stick 2 legs in front while 2 in the back of the half ball.

Step 2- Make the legs of the turtle

DIY Lucky Turtle Craft

To get natural looking legs, get some shilpkar clay and soften it with both your hands. Make small pieces and soften it until it gets extremely smooth and easily applicable. Now cover the legs of the turtle using this clay. Broaden the clay in your hands, stick it to the aluminium foil made legs and press it for more natural look.

Make the legs broad and thick from the bottom and apply some marks on the legs using a cutter. Make the fingers and lines on the legs for a natural skin look!

Step 3- Prepare the head of the turtle

Again, for preparing the head of the turtle use aluminium foil. Bend the foil and give it the shape of turtle’s head. Also cover this head with clay. Smoothen the clay, apply it on the head of the turtle and use the cutter to give it a natural shape. Polish the clay, make the mouth opening of the turtle with cutter.

Also carve the eyes, head design, lines on the face of the turtle. When this is prepared, keep it aside.

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Step 4- Decorate the body

The turtles have half circle style crust on their bodies. For this, we will need some clay circles. Get some clay and soften it. Prepare thin sheets of clay and cut out small circles form this sheet. You can use bottle tops to cut the circles. Stick these circles on the body of the turtle that is, on the plastic ball.

Layer these same sized circles in a liner way on the body. Top another layer of circles above the bottom layer and keep sticking the circles until you completely cover the half ball.

Step 5- Complete the body

Once all the circles are attached, you need to now stick the head of the turtle in front. Apply thin layers of clay on the neck of the turtle and while using glue gun, stick the head in the front. Stick the head efficiently and cover the junction using a clay roll. Prepare a thin clay role and paste it on the neck to give the head a natural look!

Step 6- Frame the turtle and colour it.

Lucky Turtle Charm DIY Craft

Once all the parts of the turtle are joined, frame the turtle’s body with a clay string. Roll the clay and make a long rope like roll and stick it on the ball. This ill hide the half circles and will give the body a perfectly natural look! Give is a bouncy and wavy look wile lightly pressing an iron nail on it.

Now, it’s time to colour the turtle. Start with applying white colour all over the turtle. Now get green shade and apply it on the turtle. Use light and dark shades of green to give it a perfectly natural and smooth look. Cover the top and base of the turtle and use shades like yellow, red, orange, green and more to make it look interesting. Now colour the legs of the turtle in brown shade. Also colour the neck with brown.

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Step 7- Colour the face

Now it’s time to colour the face of the turtle and give it a natural look. Colour the face of the turtle with orange colour. Colour the front of the mouth with yellow shade. The blend of orange and yellow will give a perfect look to the mouth. Now make the eyes and two holes of nose of turtle with black colour.

The shell of turtles is green and dark. To make it look natural, we will use brown and orange colours and colour the top of the ball. Also colour the inner area of the ball with orange and yellow shades.

Step 8- Fill and decorate your lucky turtle

Once the entire turtle is ready and the paint gets dry, fill the ball with shells, artificial grass, flowers and make it look exceptional. Some people also pour water and fill the shell of the turtle with money, grass, shells and much more!

Lucky Turtle DIY Craft

Here is your amazing diy lucky turtle charm ready! You can use it as a decorative element for your home and give your home a natural feel. Make the turtle, pour water in it, use the leaves, flowers and shells to decorate it and your beautiful turtle art will simply amaze your guests!

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