These can double as a bowl and as a decor.
These can double as a bowl and as a decor.

It’s easy to see why more and more people are falling in love with decorative bowls. They’re not just bowls anymore – they’re pieces of art. They come in various shapes and sizes, in different designs and colors.

Pretty doesn't have to mean expensive, right?
Pretty doesn’t have to mean expensive, right?

The problem is, these can get pretty expensive, too. There’s a leaf bowl that retails for $45 a piece. I don’t know with you but I won’t spend that much for a bowl. There’s an alternative, though. If you can’t – or won’t – buy one, then make one. Sounds good, right?

This DIY leaf bowl is just as pretty but not as expensive. Plus, it’s easy to make, too!


  • Air drying clay
  • Leaf of your choice
  • Bowl covered with plastic
  • Acrylic paint (your choice of color)


  • Rolling pin
  • Knife
  • Paint brush

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Thanks to Red Ted Art for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…